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El Paso Holocaust Museum

The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center chronicles the events that occurred during a dark period in Europe. -- Variety of exhibits .. including the Garden of the Righteous is a quiet area established to commemorate the many non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from their Nazi oppresors. Italian cypress growing along the garden wall are in keeping with tradition of planting trees as a living tribute.

Chamizal Convention

Chamizal National Memorial was established to commemorate this treaty which resulted in the peaceful settlement of a century-long boundary dispute between the neighboring countries. Far more than mere acreage, Chamizal is an idea, a dynamic process, dedicated to furthering the spirit of understanding and goodwill between two nations that share one border.

Texas Twisted

Find funky, weird, offbeat attractions in Texas, including the Forbidden Gardens. This attraction, a sort of historical Chinese theme park without rides, is the magnum opus of real-estate developer and reclusive millionaire Ira P.H. Poon. Poon, who reportedly splits his time between Seattle and Hong Kong, visits his pet project only once or twice a year. The employees at Forbidden Gardens say that even then he keeps to himself. He seems to keep the park to himself, as well, as he does little to promote the attraction. Hardly anyone knows it exists.

University of Texas @ El Paso

The citizens of El Paso and the surrounding region are invited to take advantage of the rich cultural resources available on the UTEP campus.

Catch a dinner theater play, visit the Chihuahuan desert gardens, or come for a weekend independent movie. Whatever your fancy, UTEP keeps the student and artist alive in everyone throughout the El Paso region.

UTEP’s investment in art & culture goes beyond enjoyment; it is a cornerstone of a society on the move. Change begins with art. UTEP serves the citizens of El Paso and beyond by introducing concepts and educating people’s views about avant-garde thought and the possibilities of the future. UTEP cultivates a promising environment for artists to prosper in, encourages artists to stay and move here, and enlivens the cultural fabric of our community.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra