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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
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+1 915-755-4332
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration,...

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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History and Great botanical gardens - enjoy the view

This was interesting and informative. The history of the area was explained in detail with interesting displays and artwork. This was very hands on for children yet still a great... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was interesting and informative. The history of the area was explained in detail with interesting displays and artwork. This was very hands on for children yet still a great stop for adults. Good place to visit before traveling into Texas or New Mexico to get a feel for the history and how the surrounding area developed. The desert gardens... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is small but they do a fantastic job of telling a comprehensive story of the history of Native Americans cultures in the SW. Lots of artifacts with well-written summaries of the various movements and migrations across the land. It is easy to spend several hours wandering through particularly if you take the time to... More 

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Kentucky
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It is next to the Border Patrol museum and a short walk through desert flora & fauna between the two connects them. The two make for a good way to spend a morning or afternoon. This museum is small but has some interesting displays covering the prehistoric peoples who lived in the area.

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The EP Museum of Archaeology is small, but has excellent dioramas and exhibits about southwestern archaeology. Also has a couple of marked gardens of native flora and some walking trails, though they may still be closed due to previous flooding. Great way to spend a couple of hours, or more if you take in the outside exhibits.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went in an out of this museum in under an hour but it's right next to the Border Patrol Museum so its worth checking out. Not great, but also free like the Border Patrol Museum.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting historical information on the peoples that inhabited this area. Several historical Indian artifacts and pottery. They also offer walking paths and the cactus garden. This isn't a large museum and worth the stop, it takes about an hour to view.

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Thank Judy M
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The museum offers dioramas of Native American life in the past, and is a great learning trip for both children and adults. They also have Native American jewelry and arrowheads on display. The Chihuahuan Desert trail which is located on the museum grounds is very beautiful. Be sure and go during the month of March when the poppies are in... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Beautiful pottery collection and good dioramas that illustrate the areas pre history. Nice trails around the museum that are perfect for a family hike. Free archery demos on Saturday mornings, and the museum often has free lectures as well.

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Virginia
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

located next door to the border patrol museum. free. donations welcomed. great for school trips and only takes an hour to go through. there is a nature trail.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great little meusem to visit. Took my friend and I about an hour and ten minutes to finish. Super gem.

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