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National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
+1 915-759-6060
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The layout of the museum has that yard sale feel, and a perverse sense of border jingoism... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joey G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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I stopped here because this was a location of a Virtual Geocache - glad I took the time, it was... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
+1 915-759-6060
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The layout of the museum has that yard sale feel, and a perverse sense of border jingoism especially in the gift shop is rather off putting.The Centennial Museum has a far better border exhibit going on right now that gives much better context on border...More

1  Thank Joey G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I stopped here because this was a location of a Virtual Geocache - glad I took the time, it was worth trip. Free admission, there's a donation jar at the front desk. Gives a really nice overview of the Border Patrol and has some nice...More

Thank msemp
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Easy to access site and no fee to enter. The museum includes equipment used by the border patrol, historical information on its evolution, a memorial to agents lost in the line of duty, and much more. It's relatively small and can be covered in 30...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Nice place to spend an hour if you're in El Paso. Relatively small museum. There is no admission fee either. I learned a lot of really interesting facts about the border patrol and gained a new appreciation for the work they do. It was fun...More

Thank Fortyfivefifty
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I decided to visit, but I'm glad I did. The exhibits were all very interesting and I enjoyed learning more about the border patrol and their history.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have visited the Border Patrol Museum many times. They are always updating and displaying new items. Just the transporation items are worth seeing It is a pleasant way to spend a afternoon on a hot day in a cool place.

1  Thank westernstar2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went to this museum on a whim and had a great time. There are vehicles for kids to sit on, and lots of information and history about the border patrol. I didn't think it would be too enjoyable but there was lots to see...More

1  Thank bluepeople
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is pretty great. So interesting to see all the vehicles they use, what is used to make their way here, and just the pure creativity of it all. A must see. Loved the K-9 section as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It takes about an hour to go through, but it is very informative and interesting. The BP vehicles and equipment on display are very engaging and show the evolution of the agency from the beginning to now. It kept a little boy very interested because...More

1  Thank ArmyFmly
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The visit is free. It's a small and privately-funded museum along the freeway in the mountains. The exhibition is quite good and you can see different vehicles for border patrol. Both northern and southern border. It also has a Chinese name book that's used by...More

1  Thank Jeremy S
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25 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was free if I remember correctly. No idea about the hours.