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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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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small but worth a stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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158 attraction reviews
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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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Found out about this little museum on Trip Advisor. So glad we stumbled on this. We enjoyed our time at this museum. It is very well organized. I liked the way it started with year 1924 and proceeded to give highlights of each decade up to current times. This little museum is totally dependent on donations and the dedicated retired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just visited the museum. Not my first visit. Been there many times. They are making improvements to the infrastructure and "flow of show," and I am more impressed than ever. Great gift shop -- I spent a couple hundred dollars there, on very unique souvenirs, kids' toys, attire. This place is hallowed ground, as far as I'm concerned, and one... More 

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