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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture...more
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I love this museum. Tourists need to visit but it is a MUST for people living in the El Paso area. In the spring, there are paths to walk among the yellow poppies. Make lunch, sit and enjoy this true gem in the Franklin mountains.
The interior consists of life sized dioramas which show how different peoples loved in the harsh conditions of the Chihuahuan desert. The museum makes a point of fairly representing the larger groups in the area. On the opposite side is a room with an interior...More
My wife and I travel to Elpaso about once a year,we love the Elpaso area and the people of Elpaso and the surrounding area. That being said we also love to visit the many museums and the many sites of the area. The museum of...More
This museum traces the inhabitants of the greater El Paso and southwest area for the last 14,000 years (Ice Age through the Present) using huge dioramas and exhibits. Outdoors there are 15 acres with a nature trail and garden featuring 250 Chihuahuan Desert varieties of...More
Life size dioramas help you visualize the history of the native peoples of the area. We had just finished a tour at Hueco Tanks and the information in this museum reinforced what we learned there about the importance and use of desert plants and how...More
This small museum has nice displays that could use a little TLC but there's great information. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The small gift shop had some nice things. All in all it was worth the stop and I would recommend it to people...More
We were trying to avoid driving thru el Paso and took this route instead. It was a very pleasant drive with the added bonus of this museum. Very nicely done displays, great for kids, lots of artifacts, nice paintings and lifelike scenes from the past....More
We camped at Franklin Mountains State Park and passed this museum on the way in so decided to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised. From the outside it is a small, very plain building. But inside it is filled with well organized Indian artifacts....More