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“Great hidden jewel”

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #11 of 103 things to do in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Traveling towards the mountain -375, saw and stop at the museum, very interesting, had a great time....

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Life size dioramas help you visualize the history of the native peoples of the area. We had just finished a tour at Hueco Tanks and the information in this museum reinforced what we learned there about the importance and use of desert plants and how art was displayed in their petroglyphs, baskets, pottery and fabric. All written text in English and Spanish. Free admission but they accept donations. The gift shop had some variety. Although there is a walking path, there are many signs of caution about the undetonated explosives off the path that distract you from the potential reverie.

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This small museum has nice displays that could use a little TLC but there's great information. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. The small gift shop had some nice things. All in all it was worth the stop and I would recommend it to people with kids. It's small enough and interesting enough to be just right for a family stop.

Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We were trying to avoid driving thru el Paso and took this route instead. It was a very pleasant drive with the added bonus of this museum. Very nicely done displays, great for kids, lots of artifacts, nice paintings and lifelike scenes from the past. Recommended for all ages, donation only.

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We camped at Franklin Mountains State Park and passed this museum on the way in so decided to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised. From the outside it is a small, very plain building. But inside it is filled with well organized Indian artifacts. One room has life-size dioramas. In addition to the permanent displays there was a temporary exhibit of paintings. Some museums give you so much to read that it is overwhelming. This one gives enough information for you to understand what you are seeing without going overboard. Outside there was a nice garden identifying the plants. I imagine in the summer it is beautiful. I highly recommend visiting this gem.

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