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El Paso Zoo is newly renovated and now offers a tropical pavilion of rare birds, plants and primates. Some of the most popular animals to see at this 18-acre facility are the spider monkeys, the endangered Mexican wolf and Mona, the very friendly elephant.

Western Playland at Ascarate Park has a variety of rides including the ever-popular bumper cars. The park is open from March to October.

Wet 'n' Wild Water World is a water amusement park only a few minutes drive from El Paso off I-10 Exit 0 in Anthony. Based on a volcanic garden theme, it has water slides and rides. It’s open from May through September.

Indian Cliffs Ranch - Imagine walking through an Old West town, heading to a cattleman’s eatery and chowing down on juicy steak. This isn’t just a Western dream; it’s a reality at Indian Cliffs Ranch. Located at I-10 at Fabens Exit 49 go 5 miles north.