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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: +1 915-851-9997
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Mission Valley Visitor Center

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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
Northbrook, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tour companies rush you to see 3 missions. Not quaint. One was under under construction and you could not go in.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very bad. Total waste of time. Very little information, very hot. Even took us to one that was closed for renovation.

Thank westieday
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the first in the line of mission to Mission Ysleta. When I arrived there I found it extremely difficult to find parking. when I did there were signs posted all over they were not responsible for any theft or damage to the cars. Entering the parking lot there was security ALL over the place. Mostly hanging around... More 

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El Paso, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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sbarron2015, Front Office Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello Tracy, Thank you for visiting El Paso Mission Trail we are glad you enjoyed your trip! The main event is on the last weekend in April, which is the re-enactment of the 1598 Thanksgiving hope you can join us, we have living museum, educational exhibits, entertainment etc... For more info. please see visitelpasomissiontrailcom. Respectfully, El Paso Mission Trail Association... More 

Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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