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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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Worth the time but a little dated.

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

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Joey G
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nice for the kids, but if you know history,,, well,,,

I've always enjoyed coming here, there is a virtual Geocache also. Some of the signs are not quite... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
New Mexico Writer
Chaparral, NM
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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 of the El Paso area and the Southwest.
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4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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Reviewed 19 November 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 6 September 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 New Mexico Writer
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The admission for the walk through isn't much and a lot of the exhibits are very interesting. Gives you an idea of what El Paso was like before the city sprang up. It's self guided so you can go at your own pace and usually...More

Thank Rosemary H
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Was a great find on our trip. Close to another museum so bonus. Loved the pull out drawers of treasures. Learning is one of my families favorite things to do so we all enjoyed this.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Been here many times and it is always educational and interesting. Admission is free. Doesn't take long to go through, but it is enlightening of the inhabitants of the area many years ago. A fun time all the time.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Decent little museum. Took my son a few times when he was younger. Nice nature trails with local plants. Good way to learn local plants and animals if you are new to the area.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Small exhibits but provides a lot of interesting information on the history of the early inhabitants of the area. I also enjoyed walking along the trails in front of the museum.

1  Thank Clint M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I've been to this museum several times as part of my kid's school field trip. It's a nice museum that won't take long to explore. It's larger inside than it looks outside. It's right next to the mountains, and there are trails you can walk...More

Thank CGTL
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Loved this little museum. Lots of great information. Interesting to children as well as adults. And it is free. Well worth stopping in if you are driving Transmountain or going to Franklin Mountains State Park.

Thank samimae
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This private museum is a little out of the way, but is a must-visit for anyone interested at all in pre-European history in the El Paso area. The museum also has a short set of nature trails out back, with some nice views.

Thank SHarwa85
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