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“30 minutes”

El Paso Museum of History
Ranked #18 of 94 things to do in El Paso
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Owner description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“30 minutes”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Permanent collection on history of El Paso was well-presented but the place is small and can easily be zipped through. To read everything would take an hour max. But it is free.

Visited July 2013
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Gorman, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not Terribly Impressed”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Their collection was not very big and they really did not have much information on the history of El Paso or the surrounding areas. It wasn't a large museum and it seemed they didn't even have enough to fill the room they did have. I felt that there could have been much more information and artifacts about this very historical area.

Visited October 2012
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Evansville
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Basic”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A few really cool features, mostly just some interesting history about the area. Not very extensive though. But hey, it's free!

**Has a couple interactive exhibits for kids that can be neat.

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Round Rock, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

NIce area, lots of exhibits to see and a good flow. The museum is close to the Museum of Art so it's a great way to spend a couple of hours of your day. El Paso has so much history however it's not properly marketed by it's city leaders. This however is still an informational and really nice museum to visit.

Visited January 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“FREE! The second floor is what makes this museum”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The second floor is what makes this museum worth going to. For a tourist this museum is great. You learn so much from El Paso. The first floor is dedicated to Mexico. I love Mandy the Mule. There are scheduled times where he give gives you a lesson on how things used to be for him in El Paso. Then you move to more traditional Mexican ways. You learn about there traditions as well as santeria and other forms of religion and medicinal plants. You can after that you can take the stairs or an elevator to the second floor and you learn everything about El Paso from the Ice Age (which I though was interesting considering how christian Mexico is) to modern day El Paso. It has only been a desert for the last 200 years . You learn about the El Paso survived through the Spaniards taking over to civil war.

Visited June 2012
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