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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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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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Great place! Rich with History!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum, like nearly all in El Paso, is free and has a lot of great exhibits. Highly recommended if you happen to be in the El Paso area.

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California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This free museum provides wonderful life-sized dioramas of First Nation people groups in their natural environs killing mastodons, grinding maize, climbing ladders to store grain. The explanations are brief, clear, easy got read and exceptionally informative.There are photos depicting modern tribes, as well as historical tools, maps, clothing, hair and body decorations (dyes) and other artifacts.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Travelling with 4 yr from San Antonio, Tx to Tucson, Az needed a stop to do something for a few hours then continue our trip. I decided on this stop because it is also right next door to the Border Patrol museum and both have free entrance. At the archaeology museum we signed in then when back out to the... More 

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CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an interesting little museum for smaller children or if you are new to the area. However if you have lived here very long or have older kiddos it won't take you long to get through. The trails are also out of commission and have been for over a year?! Interesting rock/flora/fauna garden out front.

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Marietta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great displays and information. It's located right beside the Border Patrol Museum and there's nice walking trails behind it. Like every other museum in El Paso, it is closed on Mondays, but it is free.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is another one of those places in El Paso that too many people miss and don't visit. A ton of history here that may surprise many people as to how populated this area and how different it once was. A must see!

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FREMONT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Got to see! This is a nice place to take visitors also. Interesting plants and walks through the desert! Go on a cooler day though because you are in the sun!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Museum of Archaeology is small but a great place to see some ancient history & culture of El Paso. The best thing about this museum is the trails. On the trails they have little displays telling you what kind of desert plants are in the area. The trails are short, which is nice in the hot desert sun. It... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This may be a small museum, but it packs in a lot of history with its dioramas, authentic artifacts and items of interest. We started from pre-historic times and learned so much about the area and how hard it was to survive. I could have stayed longer as I love to read the descriptions, but it was way past lunchtime... More 

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