• 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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Kids' Gallery

What makes Chamizal so special?

Second graders from area elementary schools in the El Paso Independent School District drew pictures that help answer this question.



What do you think makes Chamizal so special?
Submit your drawings (and sentences) that answer this question.

Drawings can be mailed (see below) to Chamizal staff. Have fun and can't wait to see your drawings!

Chamizal National Memorial
Kids' Gallery Coordinator
800 South San Marcial
El Paso, Texas 79905


Kids throughout the community are invited to submit their drawings about Chamizal National Memorial to be posted here on the web. For every picture you submit, you need to have at least two sentences describing your drawing before we can publish your work.

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...