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Fort Bliss

After 40 years in Germany, the division returned to US soil, reinforcing Fort Bliss's strategic importance. Renowned for its extensive role in training thousands of soldiers during the Cold War, Fort Bliss is not just a military base; it's a piece of American history offering visitors a unique glimpse into military life and history.

Fort Bliss at El Paso, Texas

Getting To Fort Bliss

Distance from hotel: 3.2 miles


  • Free


Daily, 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Plan Your Itinerary

  • Group Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Exhibits

How can I obtain a guest pass at Fort Bliss?

To obtain a Guest Access Pass for Fort Bliss, you have two options:

  • Pre-register online through the Visitor Management System by visiting This can streamline your visit and save time upon arrival.
  • Visit in person and register at a kiosk. Kiosks are available at the Buffalo Soldier or Chaffee Visitor Control Centers. Simply follow the instructions at the kiosk to obtain your pass.

Please have a valid form of identification ready when you apply for your pass.

Can I learn about history at Fort Bliss?
Yes, visitors can learn about the historical importance of Fort Bliss, especially its role during the Cold War and as the current home of the 1st Armored Division.