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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
El Paso, Texas
surprisingly informative and free

Loved this little museum. Lots of great information. Interesting to children as well as adults. And... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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...More

Thank CGTL
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
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
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Masch40
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...More

Thank TripleLily
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...More

Thank KyReserve
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...More

Thank cmbaker19
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 8 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
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...More

Thank Renee H
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