Quality Inn Airport East
900 Yarbrough Dr.
El Paso, TX 79915
Phone: (915) 594-9111
Fax: (915) 590-4364
Arts & Museums
A part of the Tigua Indian Cultural Center, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum takes you through the history of the tribe from 1680 to the present. Get a glimpse of their lives as refugees when they fled from New Mexico during the Pueblo Revolt in 1680 as well as their contemporary culture through relics, artwork, crafts and pottery. It is inside the Alderette-Candelaria House, built in the 1840's, and it's definitely one of the most interesting museums in El Paso.
A Fort Bliss Museum, the Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer offers insight into the history and traditions of U.S. Army NCOs.
The Chamizal National Memorial, with its large park, museum, gallery and 500-seat amphitheater, is a vibrant multi-functional hot spot for culturally diverse events and activities. The museum educates visitors on the 1963 settling of the US-Mexico border dispute and the amphitheater hosts the annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival. Visit the website to see complete event calendar.
The historic Magoffin Home today houses a vast collection of Magoffin family artifacts used at the end of the 19th Century. On display guests will find furniture, decorative art and other interesting historical resources from this important El Pasoan clan. Built in 1875, the site still retains an old Texas charm with its period furniture and paintings. The site has become an integral part of the city's rich history as well as a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the Texas Historical Commission manages the site and owns the belongings inside. Call ahead to find out more information or check website.
These adobe buildings are a representation of Fort Bliss as it appeared from 1854 to 1868 at the location known as Magoffinsville, which is now part of downtown.
Contemporary paintings and sculpture from the region, the nation, and the world.
This small museum is located in the midst of the ProNaF shopping area. Exhibits include pre-Columbian and contemporary art and artifacts.
El Paso's International Museum of Art is located in the Turney Mansion, a stately estate which was built at the turn of the 20th-Century. The museum contains a number of permanent exhibits, some of which include African and Western art, works by William Kolliker and galleries that highlight the Mexican Revolution. Of course, there's a small gift shop where you can purchase a peculiar, unique gift for someone. Visit the website to see what exhibits are currently on display as well as to find out more information.
The Scottish Rite Temple stands as one of the oldest buildings in El Paso, and is an impressive landmark, to say the least. The glowering sphinxes that guard the entrance are but a hint of the treasures inside. The temple houses a beautiful theater, a library, a museum and a a large banquet hall capable of comfortably holding 380.
The EPMA has been going strong since 1959, providing the city and surrounding area with countless aesthetic delights. About 100,000 visitors come through the doors of the museum annually, to see some of the many temporary exhibits in the well-designed halls and galleries, as well as more than 5,000 permanent artworks. The majority of art focuses on Native American, Mexican and European pieces. For complete list of exhibits and current events, check the website.
Located downtown, the El Paso Exploreum is an interactive kids museum that features science and technology. The museum is in a former warehouse and it has four themed zones presenting aviation, high tech, construction and role-play exhibits. Get a view of the future in the High Tech section with electrostaticity or become an engineer at Tech City. Pilot a helicopter or operate an airport at the Airport Adventure or become a part of the Old El Paso Village which features an old stable with pedal ponies, a school house, bank and a general store. Whether the kids are building a tower or playing with a plasma ball, this place will surely keep them entertained.
This museum focuses on the more than 400 years of tumultuous history in this part of what is now known as Western Texas. It is one of the three City-operated museums, the other two include the Museum of Art and the Museum of Archaeology. The permanent exhibits include artifacts and documents that present the past as well as the city's present development. The exhibits are spread over more than 44,000-sq. ft. of space and since the admission is free, it provides a cheap, interesting education on how this part of the Southwest was settled.