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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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a visit to the Museum of Archaeology

My wife and I travel to Elpaso about once a year,we love the Elpaso area and the people of Elpaso... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Greenville, North Carolina
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This museum traces the inhabitants of the greater El Paso and southwest area for the last 14,000... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Joan W
Green Valley, Arizona
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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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4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Traveling towards the mountain -375, saw and stop at the museum, very interesting, had a great time....

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

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

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed March 13, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Terry B
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I took my little grandson 7 yrs, and was great he liked o much. There's so many interesting things to see inside and outside

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

The exhibits are a little dated but a great setting at the foot of the Franklin Mtns and fantastic staff.

Thank Joey G
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I've always enjoyed coming here, there is a virtual Geocache also. Some of the signs are not quite accurate concerning what they are depicting, but if you have no background in history and archaeology you won't notice. They don't want to be told about it...More

Thank NewMexicoWriter
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
I would say allow an hour or so, but you could definitely spend a couple hours there. Great displays, many interactive.