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Museum of the Big Bend

Sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832
432.837.8145
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Alpine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Washington, dc
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have had the opportunity to visit this Museum on two occasions and came away mightily impressed in both instances. While not large, its a perfect place to start your journey off when heading to Big Bend National Park. Lots of information and great exhibits.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This museum had a lot of great information. It's enough to make it worth your while to stop in (and it's free). It's not too much that you need to plan a whole day for it, but plan for an hour or so to browse through and read.

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stopped here for about an hour on our way to Big Bend. The museum gives a very good overview of West Texas history. The exhibits and short videos are very interesting and informative. The admission is free. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend a visit if you're in Alpine.

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Weatherford, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum is at Sul Ross Univ and has free admission. The museum is well worth the time and has very good exhibits about the Big Bend area.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a nice little museum on the University property. It is well done and nicely laid out for a very fast and efficient review of the area, what you can see, what you can do and why the area is what it is. Thirty minutes to an hour is more than enough time for this venue.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Located on the Sul Ross campus, it's not large but has a wonderful exhibition of life in West Texas, along with some fantastic photography of the area and Big Bend. Very user-friendly with short videos that were really interesting. Spent a couple of hours there and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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Austin, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Good introduction to the history. Geography, etc. of the area. Check for current exhibits. We visited during a Remington exhibit last November which was very interesting.

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Bay City, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped in Alpine on our way to Big Bend. The museum is well maintained with TONS of good historical information! It isn't huge....probably an hour or so to tour.....but definitely worth the stop!

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Located on the campus of Sul Ross State Univ., it is a collection of early pioneer and ranching on the Mexican border. Adda a flavor of the region.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a great museum!! So well done and well thought out. The exhibits are beautiful and the space is comfortable for viewing.

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