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“Cultural History”

El Paso Mission Trail
Ranked #14 of 96 things to do in El Paso
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mission Valley Visitor Center. 9065 Alameda EL Paso, Texas 79907 Official Mission Trial Facebook: EL Paso Mission Trial Association
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Loved the mission trail excursion. Took the tour which included a fantastic lunch and visits to three missions and two art galleries. A wonderful day experience we will always remember.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The El Paso mission trail is a group of old mission churches concentrated in the far South East of El Paso. The churches are all in splendid repair. It is sort of hard to wrap your head around how old they actually are!

You should call ahead if you want to go inside the churches. On the day that I went, only one of them had the sanctuary open. It is my understanding, however, that all of the buildings are still in use and that it is possible to attend services there.

The biggest of the missions is at San Elizario. Try to time your visit to one of the Saturdays when they are having the Art Market there. It takes place on the square right outside of the church and there are a lot of really unique items to browse or buy.

For visitors, I should mention that this particular part of El Paso feels more like Mexico than the United States. Not a lot of people speak English and you may not feel comfortable in any of the restaurants there (which are mostly snack bars or burrito shops) if you don't speak Spanish. The locals are all very friendly, however and it is very safe.

2  Thank kirixchi
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Driving the Mission Trail in El Paso leads you to a part of old El Paso, that one wouldn't normally see. A couple of the churches are in a native American reservation. The churches are beautiful and out of the 3 churches, 2 were open, allowing us to marvel at the lovely interiors.
It is definitely an attraction worth visiting in El Paso. There are 3 churches (missions) on the trail.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I grew up in the Lower Valley, my Dad was the Justice of the Peace in Ysleta. His office was right behind the Ysleta Mission. I was in awe of the beautiful mission, when I went there, it was so very peaceful and endearing to me. We also went to the Sorcorro and San Elizario Missions frequently and loved the folks that lived and worshiped at them. When you see them, learn their history, meet the people, you too will be Amazed at their History and the Beauty of the entire area, The effort that has gone on over these many years to preserve and save such beauty, is to be commended..There is NO WHERE ELSE you can see such History right before your eyes...A must see for everyone!!! I have been going to them for 60 years and still feel the peaceful calm they exude.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We enjoyed viewing the missions from the outside but it was Sunday morning and we didn't want to intrude on the worshippers. We saw many cars with Mexican license plates, guess the families travel over the border to visit. The missions were very serene and peaceful. We saw the Socorro Mission, the San Elizario Chapel and the Holy Trinity Monastery.

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