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Museum of the Big Bend

sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
+1 432-837-8145
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Better then expected

After three visits to the area we finally stopped here and now wished we had done it sooner. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlie M
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Museum of Big Bend

We were delighted with this small, well done, interesting and informative museum. It was visually... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Diane W
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sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After three visits to the area we finally stopped here and now wished we had done it sooner. The exhibits and artifacts were first rate and the building itself is unique! Make sure to look up at the ceiling and ask about the unusual structure.

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were delighted with this small, well done, interesting and informative museum. It was visually appealing with several short, well done videos. We made time to visit between leaving Big Bend National Park and going to Ft. Davis. We were so glad we made the...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum with a unique collection. The lady helping out in front is so sweet and friendly. We enjoyed the model which shows all the places in relation to big bend. There is a little history about Spanish in Texas. We watched a...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is a great museum. You should prepare to spend at least a couple of hours there. They had a Charles Russell exhibit there which was a total surprise. Truly wonderful. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Likeness
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Who would expect a world-class museum in such a sleepy little town as Alpine? The MoBB has enjoyed top notch leadership and attracted serious levels of funding for renovation of the historic building, new exhibits, and traveling shows. From interactive exhibits for the "kids" to...More

Thank Pollyanne M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This museum should be a must see before your first visit to the Big Bend National and State Parks. It enhances those visits beyond expectations, enabling you to learn and fully appreciate the great uniqueness of the Big Bend and the story of the world...More

Thank Sanantonio_TXAlR
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went thinking we would kill a few minutes, but ended up staying for hours. Excellent displays that provided good history of the area. I liked the photography exhibit, but that's what I'm into.

1  Thank PatPerry
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Very concise displays of the history of the area. Interactive. Appropriate for all ages. Very friendly and informed curator. A must see! Thoroughly enjoyed the museum!

1  Thank djrogers94
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Many beautiful, special exhibits which frequently change out. I remember fondly the fabulous Tom Lea exhibit. Very proud staff who are conscious of the extraordinary treasurers, human and physical, of this most Texan of all areas of the Lone Star State.

Thank SlickPate
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum! It has interactive displays that are entertaining and educational for all ages. It is not a huge museum and will not take too long if you have other activities planned for the day.

Thank warren2020
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