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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: 9157554332
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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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Perhistory comes to life

The Museum of Archaeology is located on the east side of the Franklin Mountains, in what was once called Wilderness Park. A new Franklin Mountains Visitor Center will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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El Paso, Texas
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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Next door to the border museum, might stop if you are in the area. Check opening hours. If you are there during the poppy festive Time, it pretty all around.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Archaeology is located on the east side of the Franklin Mountains, in what was once called Wilderness Park. A new Franklin Mountains Visitor Center will be constructed nearby, expanding the exhibits for tourists. In the meantime, the museum offers life-size dioramas of pre-Columbian settlements, which were very nearby..just step outside to share the view! The Archaeological Society... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right next to the National Border Patrol Museum. Both museums are FREE. And both are really worth your time going to. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has 3 sections. The first has historic displays on crafts, music, cooking, baskets, useful plants, etc. The second section is a hands on area for kids. The third area is a... More 

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Admission is free. And the artifacts are cool with many interesting ancient arts cultural things to learn and see. Small museum but it's worth visiting with young kids since you can feel and touch many of the exhibits there. Worth visiting coz it's free!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was in El Paso this week and have a chance to visit the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, a great stop! The small yet excellent museum tells the story of the history of the area around El Paso including many wonderful exhibits. Don't be discouraged by the modest building, well worth the visit!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Museum of Archaeology is located right off the 375 Trans-Mountain Highway with easy access from Hwy 54. Outside are labeled west Texas plant types. Inside there are two 'wings' that you loop around. It is a very small museum- I saw everything in about 20 minutes. The pottery and weavings that they have on display are really nice examples... More 

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Redwood Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Much more interesting than we thought and spent several hours marveling at the many artifacts and displays. Summed up our travels in Mesa Verde, the Aztec ruin site in Aztec, NM and the museums at those sites. Well worth the time!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

great history of the area and the first settlers. try and go during the spring when the poppies are blooming for a beautiful desert view!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Nice little museum next to the Border Patrol Museum on the El Paso Transmountain Road. I enjoyed viewing the exhibits to learn more about the region's past inhabitants - both animal and man. The kids would like some of the lifelike exhibits like the big mammoth and spirit warriors in their costumes along with some hands-on exhibits. Museum is free,... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. There was so much to do and see. I would recommend at least 2 hours here to really be able to get to everything. I learned a lot here and saw some amazing artifacts, pottery, and items from history.

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