West Texas

West Texas Travel Guide

There are actually three museums—one covering history, another for children, and a third that welcomes world-class art exhibits—here at the Grace. Don’t miss the Mallouf Boot Shop, a permanent exhibit with a custom cowboy boot collection.

Hear history from the holograph’s mouth: This center has high-tech exhibits where visitors can “meet” historical figures that settled the Texas Frontier between 1780 and 1880.

This restored Art Deco theatre is crowned with a ceiling painted with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. Stop in for old movies on weekends or plays and concerts throughout the year.

This former army base was converted by artist Donald Judd into an exhibition space.

Straddling the Texas/New Mexico border, the remote Guadalupe Mountains National Park is rife with desert fauna. Stop by the park visitor center for an overview of this rugged, 86,416-acre reserve with 80 miles of hiking trails.

Visit El Paso’s late-17th-century Ysleta Mission, a courtly adobe building crowned with a bell tower.

The ride gives an eagle-eye view of three states and two nations.

Take the El Paso–Juarez Trolley across the Rio Grande into Juarez—a bustling city with lively food markets and historic churches.