• 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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  • Phone System Problems

    We are currently experiencing problems with our automated phone system. For general information or to speak to someone in the visitor center, please dial 915-532-7273, extension 113, between 10 am and 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Problemas Telefónicos

    Actualmente existen problemas con el sistema telefónico. Para información general o para comunicarse con el centro de visitantes, marque 915-532-7273, extensión 113 entre las horas de 10 am y 5 pm. Disculpe la molestia.

  • Construction Activity Near E Paisano Drive and S San Marcial Street

    If entering the park from E Paisano Drive and S Marcial Street please be extra cautious. Pay close attention to the temporary road signs during the ongoing construction activity there.

  • Construcción por las Calles San Marcial y Paisano

    Al dirigirse hacia el parque desde el lado de las calles Paisano y San Marcial, tenga mucho cuidado. Preste atención a la señales temporales de construcción mientras realizan esa obra.

  • Alcohol Ban for Visitor Safety

    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

  • Prohibición del Alcohol por Seguridad de los Visitantes

    Del 1 de junio hasta el 31 de agosto, se prohibe tener y consumir bebidas alcohólicas. Durante los conciertos de Música Alfresco, se permite tomar alcohol de las ventas autorizadas dentro del parque solamente.

Traveling Trunks

Explore Chamizal National Memorial in a brand new way!

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Students complete worksheets in the park's Spanish Garden.

Each outreach trunk is designed to accommodate a classroom of up to thirty 3rd to 5th grade students. Reservations are free and required to accommodate high demand. Call (915) 532-7273 for more information.


Celebrating Diplomacy combines TEKS from social studies, language arts, fine arts and math through a series of fun lessons that explore our bicultural community of the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez region.

Activities range from reading a recipe and making guacamole, designing papel picado, to writing comparison sheets on books included in the trunk, and singing folk songs.

This trunk can be checked out for use on your campus for up to three weeks.


Every Student is a Scientist combines science and math TEKS through a series of activities that are designed to be completed at the Chamizal. The trunk contains just about everything you would need to gather and analyze field data:compass, digital sound recorders, thermometers, stop watches, clipboards, etc.

This trunk is only available for use at Chamizal National Memorial. Call the park’s Education Department at (915) 532-7273 x112 to receive a copy of the suggested curriculum for this trunk.

Did You Know?

Rio Grande cemented riverbed - view from Juarez

4.1 miles of the riverbed between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were cemented as part of the Chamizal Convention of 1963. Before the treaty, torrential spring rainfall would cause the Rio Grande to turn into a wild and unforgiving river, causing loss of life and property. More...