Another entertainment venue unlike any other is the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, a 1,503-seat outdoor amphitheater located at the northeastern base of the Franklin Mountains. In addition to being notable for its views of the Southwestern landscape and wildlife, the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre is the set of “Viva! El Paso,” an annually performed musical which celebrates El Paso’s cultural history that is now in its 34th year at the amphitheater. However, the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre is not the only attraction of the northeast. History buffs can explore the National Border Patrol Museum, which features exhibits that tell the story of the U.S Border Patrol, beginning in the Old West. Off the Diana exit on U.S. Route 54 is EPCC’s Transmountain campus, which includes the college’s Forum Theater.
Many service men and women and their families call the northeast home due to its proximity to Fort Bliss, the largest installation in the U.S. Army Forces Command and second-largest in the Army overall with an area of 1,700 square miles.
Rapid real estate development is also a part of the northeast, as well as the northwest. While large, older homes and fixer-uppers at affordable prices can be found in the southern portion of the northeast, homes of new construction can be found or built to specification in the northern part of the northeast, or the far northeast. The far northeast consists of newer homes in the neighborhoods off the Sean Haggerty exit on U.S.-54.