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El Paso, Texas Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in El Paso and the surrounding area.

The Sugar House: Folk Art Confection

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Trigger Finger of Pancho Villa

    Trigger Finger of Pancho Villa

    El Paso, Texas

    The amputated finger of the Mexican revolutionary is displayed in the window of Dave's Pawn Shop.

  • The Sugar House: Folk Art Confection

    The Sugar House: Folk Art Confection

    El Paso, Texas

    Rufino Loya labored for decades to make his yard pretty enough to please his wife.

  • National Border Patrol Museum

    National Border Patrol Museum

    El Paso, Texas

    In operation since 1985, it traces "the rich heritage of the patrol from the days of the Wild West to today's sophisticated law-enforcement technology."

  • Pile o' Gators Statue (Plaza de los Lagartos)

    Pile o' Gators Statue (Plaza de los Lagartos)

    El Paso, Texas

    A commemorative sculpture recreates the live, leapin' gator pond that El Paso had downtown into the 1960s.

  • Boy and the Boot

    Boy and the Boot

    El Paso, Texas

    Leaky footwear, held aloft by an adorable fictional lad who stands on the second floor of the El Paso Museum of History. Confusing, but fun.

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