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Museum of the Big Bend

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Address: sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
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+1 432-837-8145
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Interesting Historical Look at Big Bend

Free! Well organized with an excellent history of the area. They were installing a new exhibit which wasn't open yet but the permanent items were worth a look.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free! Well organized with an excellent history of the area. They were installing a new exhibit which wasn't open yet but the permanent items were worth a look.

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Thank rickrockport .
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this interesting museum and then when we went to Big Bend we were able to apply some of the things we learned at the Museum. Alpine is great too!

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Thank Nancy R
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free. Nicely done and informative. I left with a better sense of the history of the area - both geologic and human.

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Thank Anne B
Austin, Texas
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum located on the Sul Ross campus. It is packed with history and artifacts for the Big Bend area. Don't miss the maps downstairs! If needed, nice bathrooms too. Plus its free!

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Thank wakelang
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had went to the local Gem and mineral show. and wanted to do one more stop. I found the Museum on the campus of Sul Ross university. it was small but a lot of info about the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. and best of all its free.

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Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great small (but not too small) museum to ground you in the history and biology of the region!. Some wonderful displays will bring you from prehistoric times to 20th century history. Very enjoyable and comfortable. Plan to spend at LEAST 2 hours here. You could easily be here 3 or 4 hours depending on your interests.

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Thank Kathryn C
Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently took a trip to Alpine and stopped into the museum. Although it is small it is full of history from the area. It was well worth the trip!

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Thank stacee m
Houston, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum packs lots of artifacts and history in a relatively small but carefully designed space. It is an excellent preview for any first-timers visit to Big Bend.

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Thank Gale T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to be able to see this FREE museum on the college campus. Very informative and great artifacts of the area and surrounding communities! Check it out!

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Thank Candi W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of history and regional information packed into this wonderful space. First-rate displays and lovely gift shop. And it is free!

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