Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour (Self Guided), El Paso

In the warm, arid city of El Paso there is no day that will pass without some fun or excitement. The regions near the city’s downtown will show you the best places to visit that are off the beaten tourist track. Check out the following self-guided tour and take a stroll through the streets of El Paso.
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Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Chamizal Region Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: USA » El Paso (See other walking tours in El Paso)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: HelenF
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Gem Center USA
  • Chico's Tacos
  • Washington Park
  • El Paso County Coliseum
  • El Paso Zoo
  • St Francis Xavier Church
  • Chamizal National Memorial
Gem Center USA

1) Gem Center USA

If you are interested in rocks and you enjoy collecting them, you should visit the Gem Center. Here, you can find exquisite gems from various parts of Central and South America: beads, spheres, and cabochons are just a few to mention. If you are looking for the perfect original gift, this is definitely the place. You won’t leave the Gem Center empty-handed.
Chico's Tacos

2) Chico's Tacos

Chico's Tacos is a small local restaurant chain based in El Paso. It was founded on July 4, 1953 by local boxing promoter Joe Mora. Long considered a local institution in El Paso, it is perhaps the city's best-known restaurant, having even featured in the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It was also a topic of the Gabriel Iglesias stand up act "I'm not Fat... I'm Fluffy".

Chico's has entered into local legend for its rolled tacos in a special tomato soup-like sauce, as well as its low prices. Other items on the menu include hamburgers, French fries, grilled cheese sandwiches (or as Chicos Tacos employees often refer to them as "grillos"), and special round hot dogs served on hamburger buns. Originally located at 4230 Alameda Avenue on El Paso's south side, Chico's has since expanded to five El Paso locations, primarily on the town's east side. Since Mora's death in 1992, the restaurants have been run by his surviving children.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Washington Park

3) Washington Park

To spend a lovely day with your family you do not need much: just some free time and a place to rest. Washington Park is certainly one of the green areas you should consider. There is a playground at one end of the park, where parents can play with their kids, and also a basketball court. During the year, many local festivals are held here at Washington Park.
El Paso County Coliseum

4) El Paso County Coliseum

El Paso County Coliseum is a 5,250-seat multi-purpose arena, in El Paso. It opened on May 22, 1942 and seats up to 7,000 people, for concerts. It still is host to a variety of events, including Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, George Carden Circus, Walking with Dinosaurs, Trade Shows, Monster Trucks, WWE. It remains the focal point for Latin Entertainment in the El Paso, Juarez MX, Las Cruces, New Mexico region. Most recently, it has become home to the 2009 expansion El Paso Generals, of the IFL.
Sight description based on wikipedia
El Paso Zoo

5) El Paso Zoo (must see)

The El Paso Zoo is a zoo located in El Paso. The 35-acre (14 ha) facility houses animals representing over 220 species, including such critically endangered species as the Amur leopard and the Aruba rattlesnake. The zoo is popular for its sea lion exhibit, which hosts shows. The El Paso Zoo recently expanded in size with the addition on the new African Exhibit featuring lions, zebras, and giraffe.

The El Paso Zoo contains animals in three major areas - Animals of Africa, Animals of Asia, and Animals of the Americas.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St Francis Xavier Church

6) St Francis Xavier Church

The St Francis Xavier Church, which is located on Latta Street, is an important religious spot featuring a spacious building, perfect for religious ceremonies. Here one can come to the church seeking to build a relationship with God and others, or strengthen it by praying. St Francis Xavier Church operates between 8 am and 2 pm, and its staff is always happy to see new faces.
Chamizal National Memorial

7) Chamizal National Memorial (must see)

Chamizal National Memorial is located in El Paso along the United States–Mexico international border.

The 55-acre (22 ha) memorial park serves primarily as a cultural center and contains art galleries, a theater, and an amphitheatre. A museum, which details the history of the U.S.–Mexico border, is located inside the visitor center. The park commemorates the peaceful resolution of the Chamizal Dispute, a more than 100-year border dispute between the United States and Mexico that resulted from the natural change of course of the Rio Grande between the cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. This national memorial was established on part of the disputed land that was assigned to the United States according to the Chamizal Convention of 1963; a corresponding Parque Público Federal "El Chamizal" was created on the now-Mexican portion of the land.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in El Paso, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Creating your own self-guided walk in El Paso is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour

Cultural Venues Self-Guided Tour

In the city of El Paso, which possesses a rich Mexican cultural heritage, there are several interesting cultural venues you ought to visit. Wander through the entertaining exhibits at Lynx, visit the Mexican world of books, admire the exquisite pieces of art and enjoy the theatrical opera performances while being in El Paso. Take this self-guided tour and let your soul be filled with a piece of El...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Museums in El Paso

Museums in El Paso

El Paso, the sixth largest city in Texas, is proud to present its treasures: the rich and entertaining museums, most of which are located in downtown. Quite a number of these museums focus on revealing information about the past of the Mexican and Southwest regions. You will find their exhibits fascinating, entertaining and even educational. Take the following walking tour and find out more about...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

There are many places of worship in El Paso which are worthy ones visit. The churches in the city belong to various denominations and this results in different architectural styles. You will be thrilled at the sight of these gorgeous structures. Take the following self-guided tour and visit the most outstanding religious venues of El Paso.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
El Paso Introduction Walking Tour

El Paso Introduction Walking Tour

Every city in the world has its unique characteristics, and El Paso is no exception! It is a prosperous city with extremely beautiful architectural monuments of historical importance, fiberglass statues of ferocious alligators and brave cowboys and many other characters. You can see a different side of the city by taking the following tour to guide you through its streets.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles