• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

A new Junior Ranger poses in our visitor center

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Junior Ranger Program
A Junior Park Ranger booklet is available at the visitor center so young people between the ages of 6 and 11 can learn more about the Memorial during their visit. Participants must correctly complete sections of this booklet to earn a free Junior Ranger badge.

Little Ranger Coloring Book
A coloring book is available at the Visitor Center information desk for our park visitors younger than 6-years old.

Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger Book
Children 8-years old up to adults can become Wilderness Explorers with this nation-wide junior ranger program. To participate and earn a wilderness badge, ask a ranger at the visitor center and complete sections of the book.

Green Junior Ranger Program
Chamizal is currently writing a new junior ranger book! Stay tuned for the environmentally-friendly Green Junior Ranger Program.

Did You Know?

U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Lopez Mateos

During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.