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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration...
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.
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Small museum, but worth a visit

The museum is on the transmountain pass (through the Franklin Mountains) and is located on the east side of the pass, it is next to the National Border Patrol Museum, so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum is on the transmountain pass (through the Franklin Mountains) and is located on the east side of the pass, it is next to the National Border Patrol Museum, so you can park at one museum and walk to the order via a path through the desert garden. The museum is small, but it has a nice collection of... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There are large life size dioramas of life of the corn planters including their storage forms and cooking methods. I especially like the story of the runners of Mexico up to today. Plenty of baskets and pots with their ornamentation.

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El Paso, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The museum is a small, but nice collection of El Paso artifacts and information. It goes back into early history and has several diorama type displays depicting early area life.

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was in El Paso on business and this museum was the only exploring I got to do. It's what I will remember most about my limited time in El Paso. The museum is dedicated to educating the visitor about the prehistoric and more recent historical lives of the various Indians in the El Paso area. There are plenty of... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Museum is filled with displays and well documented. Used to have more informative people around who were actual archaeology buffs and could answer any question. The young women there lacked the knowledge. Had a nice selection of books. Surprised by all the trash around the museum and wondered why the people working in the museum didn't come outside and pick... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This free small museum has a lot going for it. Desert landscape gardens with quite a lot of labeled plants on your way in. Nature walk, which we didn't do, and a covered picnic area behind it. Lots of interesting exhibits. Very much enjoyed our visit.

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alabama
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65 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The museum is easy to get too and includes history inside and neat plants outside. The place takes donations only. Parking is free and it is right beside the border patrol museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If you have a 1/2 hour or an hour to spare, this is worth a stop. Nice exhibit explaining Indian & Spanish heritage in the area, history, etc. with models of different types of dwellings, artifacts, pottery, etc.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were on vacation and spent a day in El Paso and decided to include this museum in our day plans. What a nice little museum. AND IT'S FREE!! Plenty of parking and it's right next to the Border Patrol Museum (which we did not visit.) The temporary exhibit on Hohokam culture is really excellent. The permanent exhibits are nicely... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A free museum (but would love donations) that tells a comprehensive pre-history and history of the El Paso area-Indians and more-plus it has a great garden with name tags for their local plants. My son and I had already take pictures of plants that I didn't recognize-and we found we had a Texas Rainbow cactus!

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