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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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Ranked #13 of 51 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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El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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59 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
105 helpful votes 105 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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