Things to do in El Paso
You can find a wide variety of attractions within reasonable driving distance from SuperLodge Motel. El Paso, Texas is such a vibrant city offering visitors and residents a wide range of fun activities for adults and children alike. Attractions include world renowned restaurants, sporting and cultural events, enticing nightlife, museums, zoos, parks, historic sites and many other family friendly establishments. With so many great tourist attractions, El Paso is the perfect destination for a fun vacation or weekend getaway.
El Paso Shopping
El Paso Chile Company
Established in 1982, this family owned business offers handcrafted chile wreaths and ristras, gourmet food products, gifts, drink mixers, Chile Shop, housed in a rustic factory building and run by Monica. Full of unique treasures from south of the border and beyond, you'll find a wide array of useful and fanciful items - as well as lots of salsa, drink mixes and cookbooks.
Cielo Vista Shopping Mall
Cielo Vista Mall is a complete shopping experience, featuring more than 140 shops, specialty stores, department stores and food concessions, including Dillard's, Macy's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Bostonian, Gap, Old Navy, and more.
El Paso Saddleblanket
This unique specialty shop carries a wide range of art, textiles and other local specialty items. Visitors will find Native American and Mexican rugs, blankets, pottery, cowhides, handcrafted baskets, clothing, collectibles, and so much more at this uniquely El Paso merchant.
El Paso Golf
Butterfield Golf Course
This public golf course was built along the historic Butterfield Trail and features 18 championship holes surrounded by natural sand dunes, Bent Grass greens, native plants and local wildlife. The course was designed by architect Tom Fazio and offers golf instruction, a pro shop, on-site dining, banquets, special events, and a unique golf experience.
El Paso Sports & Stadiums
Sun Bowl Stadium
Located on the University of Texas El Paso campus, the Sun Bowl is an outdoor football stadium that has been up and running since 1935, only second to the Rose Bowl in longevity. The Sun Bowl is home to the UTEP Miners football team, and also hosts the Sun Bowl college football bowl game each December. Opened in 1963 and refurbished in 2000, Sun Bowl Stadium features seating for 51,500 fans, plus an artificial grass playing surface, a state-of-the-art video board, three scoreboards, food and souvenir concessions, and more.
El Paso Chihuahuas Triple A Baseball
MountainStar worked for more than two years to bring professional-affiliated sports to the El Paso community.
Minor League Baseball and the Pacific Coast League approved MountainStar's acquisition of Tucson Padres in October 2012.
El Paso citizens approved $500 million in "Quality of Life" bonds, including the building of a state-of-the-art baseball stadium nestled in the heart of downtown.
El Paso Casinos
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is a thoroughbred racing track and slot machine casino located just outside of El Paso. The casino features more than 700 slot machines, and racing meets featuring both thoroughbred horses and quarter horses. Live racing is offered Tuesdays through Sundays, from December through late April
Parks, Ranches, & Monuments
Hueco Tanks State Park
Located 32 miles outside of El Paso, Hueco Tanks State Park is an 860-acre park named for the large natural rock basins (huecos) that trap rainwater. In addition to these unique land features, the park also offers ancient rock paintings, a historic ranch house, and a stagecoach station. The park offers a range of outdoor activities, including picnic sites, camping, hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, bouldering, and free guided tours
Franklin Mountain State Park
El Paso’s stunning Franklin Mountains were protected in 1979 and opened as a public park area in 1987. The park overlooks the Rio Grande River, covers more than 24,000 acres, and features hiking and biking trails, rock climbing, tent camping, RV camping, and ranger-led tours on the first and third weekends of the month
White Sands National Monument
Home to one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders, Whit Sands National Monument features pristine white sand dunes made of gypsum sand. The park’s visitor center includes a museum, an orientation video, a bookstore and a gift shop. The Dunes Drive is an eight-mile-long scenic drive that takes visitors into the heart of the dune fields, with several wayside exhibits and pullouts where visitors can stop and walk in the white sands.
Western Playland is a family style amusement park offering a full day of fun for the whole family with exciting thrill rides, family rides and kiddie rides, plus live entertainment, classic amusement park eats and souvenir stands.
El Paso Zoo
The El Paso Zoo features over 220 species of animals including elephants, lions, zebras, sea lions, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other animals from around the world all displayed in naturalistic habitats.
El Paso Music & Entertainment
Viva El Paso (Seasonal)
This exciting musical drama showcases the cultural history of El Paso, with performances detailing 400 years of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Western American history through traditional dances, songs and traditional costumes. The exhibition is performed at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre and is one of El Paso's top summertime attractions. Performances held Fri-Sat, 8:30pm from June through August.
Experience some of the best local bands in El Paso at this ongoing summer concert series held at the Arts Festival Plaza. The weekly concerts include something for every age ad taste, from big band jazz to Latin, classic rock, rockabilly, and more. The free concerts are held at 5:30pm each Friday, from April to September.
Originally opened in 1930, this historic theater is one of El Paso’s best-known landmarks. Fully restored in 2002, the theater is still in operation and offers a wide schedule of programming, from Broadway theater productions to live concerts, dance performances, film festivals, live speakers, and more
El Paso Military/Army Base
Fort Bliss US Army Post
Established in 1893, Fort Bliss is the second-largest U.S. Army installation in the country. Fort Bliss is home to more than 30,000 troops, and provides anti-aircraft and missile defense services, maintenance and training of Patriot Missile battalions. Live fire exercises, tank testing, missile launch exercises, and more. The post is also home to the Fort Bliss Museum and Biggs Army Airfield.
Biggs Army Air Field
Originally established in 1916, Biggs Army Airfield (Biggs AAF) is an active military airport located at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The airfield was decommissioned in 1966, but it was reactivated by the Army in 1973 as a permanent airfield. Today, Biggs AAF is the largest active army airfield in the world and is used by NASA as a layover point for the Space Shuttle carrier
El Paso Universities
UTEP - University of Texas El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a state university, founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. The university offers 81 undergraduate degrees, 65 master's-level degrees and 16 doctoral degrees to more than 19,000 students each year. The UTEP campus is also recognized for its unique buildings, which were built in the distinctive Bhutanese architectural style found in the Himalayas.