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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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+1 915-755-4332
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration,...

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 of the El Paso area and the Southwest.

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I went in an out of this museum in under an hour but it's right next to the Border Patrol Museum so its worth checking out. Not great, but also free like the Border Patrol Museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went in an out of this museum in under an hour but it's right next to the Border Patrol Museum so its worth checking out. Not great, but also free like the Border Patrol Museum.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but interesting historical information on the peoples that inhabited this area. Several historical Indian artifacts and pottery. They also offer walking paths and the cactus garden. This isn't a large museum and worth the stop, it takes about an hour to view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The museum offers dioramas of Native American life in the past, and is a great learning trip for both children and adults. They also have Native American jewelry and arrowheads on display. The Chihuahuan Desert trail which is located on the museum grounds is very beautiful. Be sure and go during the month of March when the poppies are in... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Beautiful pottery collection and good dioramas that illustrate the areas pre history. Nice trails around the museum that are perfect for a family hike. Free archery demos on Saturday mornings, and the museum often has free lectures as well.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

located next door to the border patrol museum. free. donations welcomed. great for school trips and only takes an hour to go through. there is a nature trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little meusem to visit. Took my friend and I about an hour and ten minutes to finish. Super gem.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Museum with a ton of working history apart of it. Great for school trips and totally a nice visit for family and friends. Really great staff.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a tiny museum but they have fun exhibits and the kids enjoyed it. Only took is about 30 minutes to get through it. Take a look- it's free.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The intention was to visit the Border Patrol Museum in El Paso,Texas....it was very good experience to find also the Archaeology Museum especially that I went the day that puppies flowers were around the mountains. -- The Museum of Archaeology put you back in the time of native american region heritages.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

We stopped by the Border Patrol Museum and decided to walk on over to this Museum since it is right next door. It has a lot of interesting information if you are interested in the area Archaeology.

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