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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #11 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Museums
Owner description: The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of...
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Type: Museums
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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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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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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52 helpful votes 52 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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60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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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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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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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Museum of Archaeology is located on the east side of the Franklin Mountains, in desert terrain very much like the surroundings of the pre-Columbian societies it depicts. There are frequent public presentations and other events, plus the annual Poppies Festival. Well worth visiting and supporting!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

There are some great full size displays of ancient dwellings but the rest of the museum was kind of disorganized. The displays were super wordy and didn't really flow so it was hard to place the different peoples and cultures in relationship to each other in place or time.

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