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National Border Patrol Museum

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Address: 4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
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+1 915-759-6060
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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It's the National Border Patrol Museum, The place tells the story or the men and women protecting our borders! A must if you are in the area since it's the only one in the nation... read more

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El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the National Border Patrol Museum, The place tells the story or the men and women protecting our borders! A must if you are in the area since it's the only one in the nation! Has s great gift store too!! The kids love the high speed boat and the helicopter!

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Corte Madera, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice exhibits. History of the border patrol was very informative. I have a better feel for their job and responsibility.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good museum to give you the history and up to date information on the Border Patrol. It also pays tribute to the dogs of the Border Patrol. We enjoyed this and so did our 10 year old granddaughter.

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1 Thank AZwonder
El Paso, Texas
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a very small museum, but it does a decent job of explaining the history and purpose of the Border Patrol. My kids enjoyed sitting in some of the old vehicles, including a helicopter, that they have on display. We were there for less than an hour. The grounds around the museum are a nice place to walk.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Border Patrol Museum is located about 15 minutes from downtown El Paso. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, including vehicles and uniforms. Lots of information about the development of the Border Patrol Service including “real life stories”. There is also section dedicated to the memory of Border Patrol Officers who have lost their lives which is very touching. Nice... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were not expecting much, but we were wrong. This place is a must stop location. You can spend quite a bit of time looking at all the memorabilia. There are huge books listing deceased officers. There are vehicles and a helicopter. Small gift shop in the back with a lot of good souvenirs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I am an ex Border Patrol Agent and normally stop by anytime I am in El Paso to view the displays and buy souvenirs. They add new things from time to time that i enjoy seeing..

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Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this museum and it sounded interesting so I decided to visit as I was nearby in Mesilla. It was worth the detour, it gives you an insight into the work the do and dangers they face preforming their duty. Later on the way to Socorro I got stopped at a border patrol area and had to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Overall a fairly good collection. Didn't interest me very much and didn't really give much history/insight into the political issues. But as it is free and next door to the museum of archeology, it's worth a quick visit.

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2 Thank MD B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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