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National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX
915/759-6060
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Ranked #7 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Specialty Museums
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This border museum has been in NE El Paso for many years and has grown over the years. We were amazed at all the info. pictures, knives, guns, plane, boat, cars and hang glider they comprehended during a drug flight, and so much more. I was shocked to see how many border patrol agents have died in the cause to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

So glad I took the time to visit this and the adjoining museum. Great look into the history of our Border Patrol. Most people forget about our northern border so there is a good section on that. Interesting artifacts and a memorial to those who gave in service of our country. Definitely worth the trip I think it took about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Small museum, but wonderfully full of the history of the border patrol. The men and women who protect our borders are amazing!

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El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

So much history in a small building. Docent were very helpful. Teens enjoyed the experience especially walking on the desert trails and seeing the views. No shade; bring your own and bottled water.

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Houston, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A small museum with lots of interesting exhibits including uniforms, boats and several vehicles used for tracking. You can even take pictures in the helicopter and on the ATVs. The cost is free so you can't go wrong. They are closed on Mondays. They also have a small gift shop. We learned some interesting facts about their history, worth the... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here with my family last July. The place was very engaging and informative, and wasn't just focused on the aspect of the border patrol that the media usually covers. There were several vehicles for the kids to climb on, and many hands-on activities. Even though it's a small museum, I would definitely recommend stopping by for a quick... More

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Other than a donation, which is optional, this museum is free. Provided good information and exhibits from the Border Patrols past. When we visited they had a boat, helicopter, and some cars. They have a memorial for the fallen members of the Border Patrol. You can learn a lot, especially how many Border Patrol Agents actually work on the Canadian... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Showed good chronological order of the history and advances from beginning to present day and what the Border Patrol does.

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Harker Heights
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped on a whim and was glad I did. Some interesting tidbits of information about the boarder patrol mission and officers. A lot of pics and artifacts (guns, vehicles,) from the past. Was neat to see the Border Patrol Trans Am squad car and helicopter that you can sit in. Small gift shop with Border Patrol logo items. About 45... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Please make a visit here if you enjoy history and reading about our Border Patrol. We also enjoyed talking with the young man who ran the gift shop. He was very informative and friendly.

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