Cool things in & around El Paso, TX?
October 8, 2006 7:04 PM Subscribe
What are some cool things to do and see in West Texas & southern New Mexico?
posted by Cranialtorque to Travel & Transportation around El Paso, TX (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of going to Marfa, TX, to see Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation museum. (An old army base converted to a permanent installation of minimalist art.) I'd fly in and out of El Paso, and have about a week to spend. I'm compiling a list of other stuff to do in a 2 days' drive diameter of El Paso. On my list: The Marfa Mystery Lights, White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, a mineral baths spa in Truth or Consequences. I'll be picking up a travel guidebook, but I thought I'd ask the hive mind specifically for any interesting & offbeat things to see. I really love mid-century modern architecture, historical sites, outsider art and modern art, and natural wonders that I can't see in the Northeast. I'm feeling very overstressed by NYC life and want to go to (relatively) quiet and stress-free places. I may bring my tent along and do a little car camping, but I'm not up for any serious backcountry hiking or mountaineering. I am clean & sober, so great bars, brewery & winery tours, etc., don't do a lot for me. Thanks!