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National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX
915/759-6060
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Ranked #9 of 48 attractions in El Paso
Type: Specialty Museums
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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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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Took my kids here and it was pretty neat! Lots of different vehicles- helicopter, snowmobile, boat, cars etc most the kids can climb into and check out first hand. Very informational guide told us all about the history of BP and most importantly this is the ONLY boarder patrol museum in the United States! Admission was free but donations keep... More

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The museum is situated on the outskirts of El Paso in some mountains. I knew it was a small out of the way museum but wanted to stop for personal reasons. The museum was better than expected with some photos and displays. They even had a jeep and helicopter you could climb on and around if you wanted. It has... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is worth every moment of your time to honor and learn about the men and women protect us every day without is ever knowing. The young lady who tends to the museum is so proud of her husband who served us all for many years. Thank you!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the Museum. Brenda at the front desk was very friendly and lovely to talk to ( Thanks Brenda). This is a small museum but packed full of interesting subject matter. Lots of exhibits, a video to watch, I probably spent about hour and half wandering about... really worth a visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

They change the artifacts from time to time and it proves to be interesting the extremes that an individual will go to, to illegally enter the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.

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