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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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Small, friendly, & insightful!

Was a great find on our trip. Close to another museum so bonus. Loved the pull out drawers of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Really cool, interesting place

Been here many times and it is always educational and interesting. Admission is free. Doesn't take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, TX
+1 915-755-4332
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great find on our trip. Close to another museum so bonus. Loved the pull out drawers of treasures. Learning is one of my families favorite things to do so we all enjoyed this.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here many times and it is always educational and interesting. Admission is free. Doesn't take long to go through, but it is enlightening of the inhabitants of the area many years ago. A fun time all the time.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Decent little museum. Took my son a few times when he was younger. Nice nature trails with local plants. Good way to learn local plants and animals if you are new to the area.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Small exhibits but provides a lot of interesting information on the history of the early inhabitants of the area. I also enjoyed walking along the trails in front of the museum.

1  Thank Clint M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 16 May 2017

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 10 May 2017

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

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