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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
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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Bigger than it looks

I've been to this museum several times as part of my kid's school field trip. It's a nice museum that won't take long to explore. It's larger inside than it looks outside. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to this museum several times as part of my kid's school field trip. It's a nice museum that won't take long to explore. It's larger inside than it looks outside. It's right next to the mountains, and there are trails you can walk afterwards. Just watch out for snakes!

Thank CGTL
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this little museum. Lots of great information. Interesting to children as well as adults. And it is free. Well worth stopping in if you are driving Transmountain or going to Franklin Mountains State Park.

Thank samimae
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This private museum is a little out of the way, but is a must-visit for anyone interested at all in pre-European history in the El Paso area. The museum also has a short set of nature trails out back, with some nice views.

Thank SHarwa85
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

1 Thank Masch40
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank TripleLily
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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.

Thank KyReserve
El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank cmbaker19
Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank mmmduffser
McKinney, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

1 Thank Judy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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