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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We stopped to go through the museum, well worth your time. They have some very good exhibits. But... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron C
Gainesville, Georgia
Sits amid the beautiful Franklin Mountains

I love this museum. Tourists need to visit but it is a MUST for people living in the El Paso area... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
El Paso, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to go through the museum, well worth your time. They have some very good exhibits. But the best part is the nature trail behind the museum, just lovely. We were fortunate to have a perfect weather day for the .75 mile walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Just two rooms that give a description of life in the area many thousand years ago. The museum charges no fees for entrance and it was an interesting interval in our day tour of El Paso.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betina
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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....

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SYB4770
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.