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Museum of the Big Bend

sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
+1 432-837-8145
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Free, great exhibits, great artwork from local artist. Nice respite in a town with not much to do

This museum is free, and has a great history of the Big Bend area. My son 15, spent quite a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OuCilly
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Goffstown, New Hampshire
Great introduction to the park. I would definitely go.

Excellent review of the area. The campus is prettynothing else in town to see or do. Gives you an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilrelandmm
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Great Falls, Va.
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sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free, and has a great history of the Big Bend area. My son 15, spent quite a lot of time with each exhibit. Especially the dinosaurs, and the video's that discussed the recent fossil discovery in Big Bend National park. Everything that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent review of the area. The campus is prettynothing else in town to see or do. Gives you an appreciation of what the settlers went thru and how hard it was for the Indians.

Thank Ilrelandmm
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice story of how the big bend country evolved from Dinos to the Heroes. Some very nice pieces of southwestern artifacts on display. Enjoyed seeing Hoss Cartright's Hat and Boots! Free Entry

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The museum is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University and is well worth the trip. There is ample parking and there is no admission fee, but it would be worth a small fee. The displays are well done and informative. It can...More

Thank Larry F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Discovered this small but worthwhile and FREE museum quite by accident online while planning a trip to Big Bend. It is on the Sul Ross University campus and would have been tricky to find had I not downloaded a campus map. It is a great...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We came to Alpine to spend some time in Big Bend park. We discovered the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University when we got here. Since our first morning was cool and rainy, we drove around to the museum and were really...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A little hard to find. Located on the Sul Ross University campus grounds. A very good example and description of the settlement of the Big Bend area. From the original inhabitants through the Spanish conquest to the pioneers and Texans that conquered the land eventually....More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Interesting and informative. It is very much worth viewing before traveling and touring the Big Bend area.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The Museum of the Big Bend is inside the Sul Ross campus at the east side of town; it's easy to find, and a must to visit. We took friends visiting from Florida to help them understand the history and landscape of this huge area,...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great museum! I found the exhibit about the Mexican Revolution and the raids across the border and Pancho Villa very interesting - some history I wasn't very aware of.

Thank Robb C
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