Introduction to Sunland Park, New Mexico
Sunland Park, New Mexico, in Dona Ana county, is 8 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. The people of the city are in the Las Cruces metropolitan area. Sunland Park has a population of 13,309.
Sunland Park History
Previously known as Anapra, the town of Sunland Park is named after the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Historically, the town dates back over 5,000 years as a Native American settlement. It was first settled by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. In 1924, Anapra was purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad and came to be known by its current name.
Sunland Park and nearby Attractions
- Franklin Mountains State Park
- Western Playland Amusement Park
- Americana Museum
- El Paso Museum of Art
- War Eagles Air Museum
Things To Do In Sunland Park
The Americana Museum and Centennial Museum offer insight into the area's history. The Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is a very popular recreation site in the city. One can also visit the Western Playlands Amusement Park.
Sunland Park Transportation
El Paso International is the nearest major airport.
Sunland Park Higher Education
The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College and New Mexico State University provide programs for higher studies.