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National Border Patrol Museum

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

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Birthplace of Border Patrol

Turns out the Border Patrol began in El Paso. Historically the US has patrolled the border since the 1800s. The museum has great displays showing the history and modern... read more

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Kentucky
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Turns out the Border Patrol began in El Paso. Historically the US has patrolled the border since the 1800s. The museum has great displays showing the history and modern techniques. If you like to read the material then easily a couple of hours. It is free. It is easy to find but not easy to get too - make sure... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very interesting museum. Friends and I visited this in January on our visit to El Paso. The museum is free and they only ask for donations. We gained a deeper understanding of how the Border Patrol and Mexico works through its exhibits.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Not a very large attraction, but quite interesting. A friend and I visited this in January 2017 and the price was right : free. It has some interesting facts regarding drugs smuggling across the border and illegal immigration via foreign waters. It takes about an hour to go through and read the exhibits but its a quick history lesson in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A hard-to-get-to, but well-maintained chronical of the US Border Patrol organization. Includes lots of examples of devices used by smugglers and illegal immigrants.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We left here with a lot more knowledge of the border patrol than we had when we arrived. Let me first of all mention my gps did a terrible job of getting me here. I have a tom-tom and and apple phone and neither did a good job. The building in just off of TX54 and Intermountain. It and the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum with really nice exhibits. Great vehicle collection and many other interesting items to view. Nice memorial for those who gave their lives while serving.

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El Paso, Texas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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El Paso, Texas
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51 reviews
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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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