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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
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mission Valley Visitor Center

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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 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
Nancy M
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you would love to see El Paso off the expressway then check out the mission trail. It will take you from the east to the west side of the city through the streets. Not for everyone but interesting trip

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit these missions, look at the architecture that was done back when they were built. Thick adobe walls and wooden ceiling beams. The beams have very nice designs painted on them. I have been in these missions during 100+ summer heat. You do not feel the heat because of the thick adobe walls.

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Thank cruz75052
sbarron2015, Front Office Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review and sharing with your friends about our Historicial Missions. Yes, we are fifty yrs. older than San Antonio, and 100 yrs. olderd than Calif.! Please stop by at 9065 Alameda Visitor Center. visitelpasomissiontrail.com and like us on Facebook! Thank you Sylvia More 

Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a car ride and saw all three missions. Maybe I've been spoiled by the missions in California, but these really are not showstoppers. History buffs may get more out of them, perhaps.

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

Hello Sir, I so sorry that your visit to our Mission Valley was not what you expected. Our Missions are 100 yrs older than Calif. and 50 yrs. older than San Antonio, we are not under NPS yet. Hopefully this will happen soon. Please see visitelpasomissiontrailcom for detailed information. Thank you for visiting! EL Paso Mission Trial Association 9065 Alameda... More 

NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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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Thank natasha z
sbarron2015, Guest Relations Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry that your visit was unpleasant, please if you would let me know the company that you used. The 1 st stop is Mission Valley Visitor Center, where the details are given and a film is shown. Please see visitelpasomissiontrailcom for the audio tour. Thank you EPMTA 9065 Alameda 851-9997 More 

Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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

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Thank westieday
sbarron2015, Guest Relations Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry that your experience was unpleasant. The 1st stop is a Mission Valley Visitor Center, this is where we tell you the details, such as short film etc.. please visit elpasomissiontrailcom it will give a audio tour. Thank you EPMTA 9065 Alameda 915-851-9997 . More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

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

Dear Visitor, We are so sorry that your experience was not pleasant.The Mission Valley Visitor Center is 9065 Alameda. We tell visitors about the restoration at the YSLETA MISSION for pictures only on the grounds. The security is from the Tigua Casino because their customers need to park at their parking. I hope you used the website visitelpasomissiontrail.com. the next... More 

El Paso, Texas, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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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Thank Tracy L
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 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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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Thank txmom77
sbarron2015, Guest Relations Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Thank you! EPMTA 9065 Alameda Visitelpasomissiontrailcom. Regards EPMTA More 

El Paso
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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sbarron2015, Guest Relations Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting EPMTA! 9065 Alameda 915-851-9997 More 

Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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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sbarron2015, Guest Relations Manager at El Paso Mission Trail, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting EPMTA, please see website visitelpasomissiontrailcom, for audio tour and detailed history. Regards EPMTA 9065 Alameda 915-851-9997 More 

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