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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #11 of 48 attractions in El Paso
Type: Museums
Owner description: The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts... more » 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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47 helpful votes 47 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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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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El Paso, Texas
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46 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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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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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the effort to find it. It is perfectly sized for families with children or those with just a casual interest, but informative enough for most history buffs (myself included). The displays are well organized and informative. There is a lot of reading, and not... More

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The Woodlands, Tx
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had never been to this museum during the many years we lived there. The history of El Paso is quite interesting. The displays are well done and hold your attention. Wish we had gone here earlier because the downtown museums are more appealing now. The downtown area is much more secure and cleaner than it was years ago. There... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I go to this museum about once a year when I am in town to see the latest exhibit. I find this place fascinating for such a small museum. The displays are interesting and informative. They also have a lot of labeled plants around the outside of the museum. There are also some trails but since a sign said "watch... More

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