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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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Adjacent to the Archaeology Museum. Like every other museum in El Paso, it is closed on Mondays, but it is free. It's definitely interesting if you like law enforcement. There's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am a correction officer so this little museum was of interest to me and was right next door to the archaeology museum that I and my 4 yr old had just visited. This museum includes various types of vehicles that are utilized by the border patrol or were seized by them. Some of the vehicles visitors are allowed to... More 

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CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited here with my nephew because his Dad works for CBP and he was excited to go. The museum has some interesting pieces and some nice displays but overall is not very well done. Displays are a bit disjointed and the overall The Border Patol is awesome and helps combat terrorists is a bit atmosphere is a bit of... More 

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Marietta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Adjacent to the Archaeology Museum. Like every other museum in El Paso, it is closed on Mondays, but it is free. It's definitely interesting if you like law enforcement. There's a nice memorial section to those who have been killed while on duty. There are some things for children to climb on, but it is mostly look and read.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent educational opportunity to enjoy an afternoon. Learn all about the Border Patrol and the evolution of technology to monitor the nations borders. The coolest part is all the contraptions created over the years to try and circumvent border controls. Everything from hot air balloons, custom motorcycles that will carry 15 people, tunneling equipment, and catapults. Unbelievable what desperation drives... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small but very interesting museum with a lot of historical information and cool stuff. Worth a stop if you are near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped by here last April when we were showing around El Paso to a visitor. They were under renovations at the time, but were still open and has plenty for us to read and see. It's not a huge place, and there is no entrance fee, but there is a decent amount of information, pictures and artifacts about the... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

While there were some aspects of this small museum that were interesting, in general, we were disappointed with the overall experience. Often I found myself viewing exhibits and wondering why things weren't arranged to give me a better understanding of the timeline in which things happened. We were, however, fortunate to stumble on a presentation given by three border patrol... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a very informative museum. It was very easy to follow the timeline as the Border Patrol evolved into the agency it is today.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Attended a Memorial service for fallen Border Patrol Agents. It was very moving, good speakers as well as Bagpipers, 21 gun salute, and a helicopter fly over. Also toured the Museum to see all the interesting memorabilia.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Border Patrol Museum is small but well worth it. There is a lot of great exhibits. They have cars, planes, a helicopter & tons of articles and displays. My favorite article is about the first airplane hijacking back in the 60's at the El Paso Airport. It's a great place to learn about the history of the Border Patrol... More 

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Additional Information about National Border Patrol Museum

Address: 4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79924
Phone Number: 915/759-6060
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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