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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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Nice place to go

It is a very nice place to go There is a beautiful garden in the front of the place it shows a bunch of cactus with the names of them and apparently they have snakes The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is a very nice place to go There is a beautiful garden in the front of the place it shows a bunch of cactus with the names of them and apparently they have snakes The museum itself was nice it is very informational and has a small but nice gift shop No charge but would like donations

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Vincennes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Short visit, free, decently interesting. Some nice dioramas. Trails pretty good and foliage display.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A great little museum, worthy of a stop. We ate lunch outside on their patio while enjoying the garden. Some of the cactus were blooming, gorgeous colors. You will see: life-size diorama's of natives - in their typical habitat, clothing; artifacts from the local prehistoric tribes including pottery, statues, woven fibers for cloth, sandals; implements, such as a sewing needle... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The larger a community, the more activities are available for the population, local and visiting. This is especially true during the Springtime here in the Hidden Gem of the World/Crossroads of North America as there can be an vibrant display of the Mexican Gold Poppies in the Castner Ranger on the leeward side of the Franklin Mountains, El PasoTX-USA. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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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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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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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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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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