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National Border Patrol Museum

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Address: 4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79924
Phone Number: 915/759-6060
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My husband and I always enjoy this museum!! We have been twice now (together that is), and both times were great! We both agree that this museum and a few others really deserve... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Canton, Ohio
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Canton, Ohio
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I always enjoy this museum!! We have been twice now (together that is), and both times were great! We both agree that this museum and a few others really deserve some more funding or donations. We would hste to see this close!!

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum with a lot of historical information. Worth a stop if you are near by. It is a little far from El Paso airport, but if you have some time to kill, it is worth the drive. You will see actual tools, water crafts, helicopter etc...Free admission.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Free and worth the 30-45 minute visit. Very informative. Children's Archaeology museum is about 100 steps away, and is cute and shows off the wonders of the area. Both can be done in less than 90 min easily. Fuel and food perhaps 2-3 minutes away. At the foot of the Franklin Mountains, along 54, on Transmountain Road.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso has enough factual information for one to read and ponder and to wonder about this federally funded police force. More than one typed "bio" indicates that in the early years the application process and training needed to be reviewed and refined because the men who became officers allegedly used poor judgment or... More 

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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

I am a correction officer so this little museum was of interest to me and was right next door to the archaeology museum that I and my 4 yr old had just visited. This museum includes various types of vehicles that are utilized by the border patrol or were seized by them. Some of the vehicles visitors are allowed to... More 

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited here with my nephew because his Dad works for CBP and he was excited to go. The museum has some interesting pieces and some nice displays but overall is not very well done. Displays are a bit disjointed and the overall The Border Patol is awesome and helps combat terrorists is a bit atmosphere is a bit of... More 

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Marietta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Adjacent to the Archaeology Museum. Like every other museum in El Paso, it is closed on Mondays, but it is free. It's definitely interesting if you like law enforcement. There's a nice memorial section to those who have been killed while on duty. There are some things for children to climb on, but it is mostly look and read.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent educational opportunity to enjoy an afternoon. Learn all about the Border Patrol and the evolution of technology to monitor the nations borders. The coolest part is all the contraptions created over the years to try and circumvent border controls. Everything from hot air balloons, custom motorcycles that will carry 15 people, tunneling equipment, and catapults. Unbelievable what desperation drives... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small but very interesting museum with a lot of historical information and cool stuff. Worth a stop if you are near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped by here last April when we were showing around El Paso to a visitor. They were under renovations at the time, but were still open and has plenty for us to read and see. It's not a huge place, and there is no entrance fee, but there is a decent amount of information, pictures and artifacts about the... More 

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