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Museum of the Big Bend

sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
+1 432-837-8145
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Museum of Big Bend

We were delighted with this small, well done, interesting and informative museum. It was visually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane W
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Nice little free museum

It's a small museum with a unique collection. The lady helping out in front is so sweet and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arch L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delighted with this small, well done, interesting and informative museum. It was visually appealing with several short, well done videos. We made time to visit between leaving Big Bend National Park and going to Ft. Davis. We were so glad we made the...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small museum with a unique collection. The lady helping out in front is so sweet and friendly. We enjoyed the model which shows all the places in relation to big bend. There is a little history about Spanish in Texas. We watched a...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This is a great museum. You should prepare to spend at least a couple of hours there. They had a Charles Russell exhibit there which was a total surprise. Truly wonderful. One of the highlights of our trip.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Who would expect a world-class museum in such a sleepy little town as Alpine? The MoBB has enjoyed top notch leadership and attracted serious levels of funding for renovation of the historic building, new exhibits, and traveling shows. From interactive exhibits for the "kids" to...More

Thank Pollyanne M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This museum should be a must see before your first visit to the Big Bend National and State Parks. It enhances those visits beyond expectations, enabling you to learn and fully appreciate the great uniqueness of the Big Bend and the story of the world...More

Thank Sanantonio_TXAlR
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went thinking we would kill a few minutes, but ended up staying for hours. Excellent displays that provided good history of the area. I liked the photography exhibit, but that's what I'm into.

1  Thank PatPerry
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Very concise displays of the history of the area. Interactive. Appropriate for all ages. Very friendly and informed curator. A must see! Thoroughly enjoyed the museum!

1  Thank djrogers94
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Many beautiful, special exhibits which frequently change out. I remember fondly the fabulous Tom Lea exhibit. Very proud staff who are conscious of the extraordinary treasurers, human and physical, of this most Texan of all areas of the Lone Star State.

Thank SlickPate
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum! It has interactive displays that are entertaining and educational for all ages. It is not a huge museum and will not take too long if you have other activities planned for the day.

Thank warren2020
Reviewed 7 September 2017

West Texas should be very proud of Museum of the Big Bend. The artifacts you find on display are original objects, not reproductions. Their use and their importance to life on the frontier is a visceral thing. And because you're looking at genuine articles, you...More

Thank ExploreFun4
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