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El Paso Mission Trail

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Address: 9-mile stretch of Zaragosa and Socorro Rds, 9065 Alameda, El Paso, TX 79907
Phone Number: 915-851-9997
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Beautiful churches

We followed the mission trail and it was enjoyable afternoon. The Ysleta mission was being renovated so we were not able to go inside. The other two were very pretty. We had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
Nancy M
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Northbrook, Illinois
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El Paso, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are three main missions on this trail and they are beautiful during the Posada in December. This is a reenactment of Mary and Joseph's return to Bethlehem. The entire mission trail is lined with luminarias. This event is very photogenic and the local communities come out to support the event. There are often some vendors selling art or Mexico... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive the 9 mile trail to see the missions. We did it in about 30 minutes as we were low on time. They are all amazing to look at.

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El Paso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The mission are a good place to get some history and quietly reflect on what this use to be like. We went to several end enjoyed each one.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We followed the mission trail and it was enjoyable afternoon. The Ysleta mission was being renovated so we were not able to go inside. The other two were very pretty. We had been to the missions in San Antonio so we had some background. There is not very much information provided. Definitely worth a visit.

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Townsend, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Please don't miss going to see the beautiful pieces of history!! We followed the trail and visited all three of the missions. While the Ysleta mission was being renovated and we were unable to view inside, the outside of the mission is very beautiful. Socorro and San Elizario Missions were both so beautiful inside. Socorro has the most beautiful ceiling.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We spent time talking to people at each of the missions. Some of them had glorious stories to tell; some were descendants of people who had actually been at the missions, or walked the trail, etc.

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Beautiful churches. We were able to see only 2 missions (Socorro and San Elizario) as Ysleta of them was under reconstruction. The altars are beautiful. The ceiling is all wood. A lot of history. They both have a grotto outside each church.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Anyone who comes to El Paso to visit or has just moved should visit all three missions. They are a great historical part of the city and it's unfortunate that many students have never been taken and don't know and appreciate how important they are to the area.

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

we left El Paso and stopped at Ysleta Mission, but it was closed for renovations till May 2016. We missed the Socorro Mission, but stopped at San Elisario Mission. There is a long history reaching back to 1680. The building is still active as a parish and beautiful inside. We continued driving southeast along Texas 20 where it joined Interstate... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

El Paso Missions 50 years older than San Antonio &100 years older than California!! Real Mexican Food,Tigua bread,Mexican cheese,pecans,honey etc.

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