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National Border Patrol Museum

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Address: 4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924-3753
Phone Number: 915/759-6060
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It's a good experience for the kids to see and understand what the border patrol is all about. A good and informative video that my kids watched completely and quietly (shows they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good experience for the kids to see and understand what the border patrol is all about. A good and informative video that my kids watched completely and quietly (shows they where interested). They also have cars, plains and other equipment they use on a daily basis. If you haven't gone you need to take the family for a... More 

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New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this unless you have scheduled a tour - and they want a week advance notice. My schedule was not firm so we could not schedule a tour so we went and walked around ourselves. Though there are many interesting exhibits, it wasn't enough to make it worthwhile. I think with a guide and details and stories... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very friendly, nice, and helpful staff. Very educating place. My son and I learned a lot and would recommend anyone and their children to do a walk through. Impressive history from this area.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We love to stop at museums and find out about the local community. A private citizen started this museum and she has done a lot of work on collecting items. With the border patrol being in the news so much, it's good to learn about its history. I did not know it started as part of the Labor Dept. She... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I had heard about this museum and this was the first chance I had to visit it while traveling through El Paso. I took the US 54 Freeway exit north of I - 10. It seems like I drove for many miles north before I encountered the exit for Highway 375. This is the Trans Mountain Road which crosses the... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Being so close to my house at one time I finally took my son and we went there. Wow. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed walking through the museum and looking at all of the artifacts and items. A good museum. Free of charge. Good parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

It is the history of the border patrol. takes only about an hour to go through the museum..and the archeology museum is next door.

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

A great gem in El Paso. My brother took us here when we came to visit and it was outstanding. The artifacts and information in the museum are outstanding. Totally worth it.

1 Thank James C
Greensborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

wonderful place to learn more about the Border Patrol and the problems they face also the methods people go to to get over the borders

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

We stopped by while in El Paso. It's a little museum but we learned a lot about the border. Didn't realize how creative smugglers can be! Visit if your in town.

Thank txmom77

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