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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

Address: 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #9 of 39 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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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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69 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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120 helpful votes 120 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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57 helpful votes 57 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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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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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