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National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79924
915/759-6060
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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place is definitely worth visiting to see interesting things and learn some history. Relevant subject matter and the tribute to fallen agents is touching.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Their website states a renovation was to be done by 11/28/14. We went on 12/02/14, and although the museum was indeed open (and free, but donation appreciated), they are clearly not done yet. Numerous items were not set up, not hung, or in blue duct-tape. Despite that, we found that what they DID have out, did a good job of... More 

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Arcade, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This museum starts at the beginning and shows with terrific pictures and articles on how the Border Patrol originated. A well deserved stop to see how it all began....

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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339 reviews 339 reviews
263 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The museum is not very big, but it still has some nice displays. I watched the short video of Border Patrol history. There are displays of vehicles, uniforms, and equipment used. There is also a nice memorial hall of Agents who lost their lives defending out borders. Worth a visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You will see all types of transportation they use (Border Patrol) and history. Also you can buy things like suveniers, t-shirts, etc.

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Bluefield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The museum has two main sections - one shows the Border Patrol vehicles through the ages and the other focuses on the border and those crossing it. You can see the homemade "boats" and learn the history and challenges of the Border Patrol. Admission is free, but they do accept donations. Glad I took the time to visit.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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