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National Border Patrol Museum

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

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Interesting little place

The Border Patrol Museum is located about 15 minutes from downtown El Paso. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, including vehicles and uniforms. Lots of information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Border Patrol Museum is located about 15 minutes from downtown El Paso. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, including vehicles and uniforms. Lots of information about the development of the Border Patrol Service including “real life stories”. There is also section dedicated to the memory of Border Patrol Officers who have lost their lives which is very touching. Nice... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not expecting much, but we were wrong. This place is a must stop location. You can spend quite a bit of time looking at all the memorabilia. There are huge books listing deceased officers. There are vehicles and a helicopter. Small gift shop in the back with a lot of good souvenirs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am an ex Border Patrol Agent and normally stop by anytime I am in El Paso to view the displays and buy souvenirs. They add new things from time to time that i enjoy seeing..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this museum and it sounded interesting so I decided to visit as I was nearby in Mesilla. It was worth the detour, it gives you an insight into the work the do and dangers they face preforming their duty. Later on the way to Socorro I got stopped at a border patrol area and had to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Overall a fairly good collection. Didn't interest me very much and didn't really give much history/insight into the political issues. But as it is free and next door to the museum of archeology, it's worth a quick visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's a good experience for the kids to see and understand what the border patrol is all about. A good and informative video that my kids watched completely and quietly (shows they where interested). They also have cars, plains and other equipment they use on a daily basis. If you haven't gone you need to take the family for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I would not recommend this unless you have scheduled a tour - and they want a week advance notice. My schedule was not firm so we could not schedule a tour so we went and walked around ourselves. Though there are many interesting exhibits, it wasn't enough to make it worthwhile. I think with a guide and details and stories... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very friendly, nice, and helpful staff. Very educating place. My son and I learned a lot and would recommend anyone and their children to do a walk through. Impressive history from this area.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We love to stop at museums and find out about the local community. A private citizen started this museum and she has done a lot of work on collecting items. With the border patrol being in the news so much, it's good to learn about its history. I did not know it started as part of the Labor Dept. She... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had heard about this museum and this was the first chance I had to visit it while traveling through El Paso. I took the US 54 Freeway exit north of I - 10. It seems like I drove for many miles north before I encountered the exit for Highway 375. This is the Trans Mountain Road which crosses the... More 

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