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National Border Patrol Museum

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Address: 4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924
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+1 915-759-6060
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Must see if in El Paso

I understand this is the only Border Patrol Museum in the country. Too bad as I think the American public needs to see this and understand that the Border Patrol is fighting a war... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I understand this is the only Border Patrol Museum in the country. Too bad as I think the American public needs to see this and understand that the Border Patrol is fighting a war against International crime organizations to keep this country safe. These dedicated individuals deserve our respect and support. The museum displays the fight against the innovative ways... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit this Museum after we passed it on the way to town. There is NO ADMISSION FEE for this very well done museum. The displays were very easy to follow and gave a history of the Border Patrol. The vehicles, weapons seized really gave a sense of what the Border Patrol has to deal with. I especially liked... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stopped here a year ago and I forgot to review this. What a nice museum this was. I took some great pictures of the prisoners in the helicopter (you can climb up into it and pose lol) I really found this interesting. Next time through El Paso I will probably stop here again. I recommend this

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum located in the northeast part of the city is jam-packed with artefacts and engaging displays about an area unique in the US. It is worth the effort to make a visit.

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Troy, NY
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visted on 3/9/17. It is free and open Tues through Sat. We kind of thought what the Border Patrol did before visiting the museum but now have a more understanding or what they do and respect and appreciate them even more. While in the area of El Paso, we have gone through at least five inspection points. Suggestion that out... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stopped on the way to Las Cruces and we are glad we took the time and effort. What a learning experience ! I had no idea the Border Patrol did so much with so little. They cover a lot of territory and the pride and dedication to there service is evident. Take the time to stop for a hour and... More 

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alkreitner
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This museum gave a good foundation and context to the history of border control - especially timely now. It hasn't been updated for a number of years but is well worth a stop off. Learned information now known before. Glad we went.

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Kentucky
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79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Turns out the Border Patrol began in El Paso. Historically the US has patrolled the border since the 1800s. The museum has great displays showing the history and modern techniques. If you like to read the material then easily a couple of hours. It is free. It is easy to find but not easy to get too - make sure... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

It was a very interesting museum. Friends and I visited this in January on our visit to El Paso. The museum is free and they only ask for donations. We gained a deeper understanding of how the Border Patrol and Mexico works through its exhibits.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Not a very large attraction, but quite interesting. A friend and I visited this in January 2017 and the price was right : free. It has some interesting facts regarding drugs smuggling across the border and illegal immigration via foreign waters. It takes about an hour to go through and read the exhibits but its a quick history lesson in... More 

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