Hilton hotel mogul Conrad Hilton opened his first high-rise hotel in El Paso in 1930. The building, located at 106 Mills Ave., is now the Plaza Hotel and remains a landmark in the city’s skyline.
The tequila-based drink, the Margarita, was allegedly invented in the El Paso-Juárez region at Tommy's Place Bar on July 4, 1945, by Francisco "Pancho" Morales.
Nicknamed the Sun City, El Paso earned an earlier moniker as the "Six Shooter Capital" during the late 1800s because of its lawlessness.
Obviously an antiquated leftover from the old days, El Paso has a law that requires churches, hotels, stores, markets, banks, and railroad depots to provide spittoons
The Texas Tattoo Showdown Music Festival is the largest tattoo and music festival in the U.S. with 300 of the best tattoo artists from around the world.
It’s hard to miss the giant star illuminated above the night El Paso sky. That’s because this manmade star is more than 400 feet tall and more than 300 feet wide.
El Paso has 248 square miles in area, making it the fourth largest city in Texas, and 22nd in size in the United States. It is the nation's third fastest-growing metropolitan area.
El Paso has no state, county, or city income tax.
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