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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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So glad we stopped!

The one-of-a-kind Border Patrol Museum is extremely interesting! Be sure you stop if you are in the El Paso area. This site gives an even clearer picture of what this agency... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The one-of-a-kind Border Patrol Museum is extremely interesting! Be sure you stop if you are in the El Paso area. This site gives an even clearer picture of what this agency does every day for our country... on ALL of its borders. The exhibits and history of the agency from inception to present are most informative and well done. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We weren't quite sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. This is a small museum but it packs a lot of history and artifacts into it's displays. This is the only Border Patrol Museum in the country, and I get that the BP in El Paso is a busy one considering it's near Juarez. It made me appreciate what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had some extra time so we stopped by for a quick visit. The museum gave us some interesting stories and history of the Border Patrol. How and why they were formed plus some early pictures showing equipment and areas of law they tried to uphold.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Museum is open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Sunday. Well worth the stop to learn about the Border Patrol since this is the only museum in the United States everyone should view. It is a small place, 1 ½ hour will cover the entire display. Explains the early years and a memorial to all agents that... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Definitely worth visiting. Had a lot of history of border patrol. Loved looking at the different exhibits. The memorials for those agents who lost their lives gurading our borders is very touching. I enjoyed all of the things there. It was free too. Thanks to all those who are or have been involved in keeping this museum. Fantastic!!!!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited this museum for an hour during my few days in El Paso the museum is well presented and well kept and free of charge the only thing is you should visit Mon-Fri as this is when the guides are there if you go on the weekend you can do a D.I.Y tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Informative, touching and very interesting! The dogs and KIA agents are treated with touching respect. They also deal with the illegals in a courteous respectful manner.

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 El Paso Museum of Archaeology, so you can park at one museum and walk to the order via a path through the desert garden. The museum has a couple of rooms, including memorabilia and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very interesting museum. They have vehicles and a boat used by Border Patrol. Memorials to fallen patrol agents. They have a collection of confiscated weapons and weapons used by border patrol agents. Small gift shop. FREE

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lots of guns and smuggler vehicles as well as patrol cars and boats. The story is mostly in showcases with photographs and descriptions as well as news papers of the eras.

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