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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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It was a smaller museum than I expected

What it has is good. I just expected it to be bigger. I mean c'mon, the Big Bend is huge. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
backattheSpahnderosa
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Seguin, Texas
EXCELLENT MUSEUM

Stop by if your are interested in the history of the Big Bend. Kid-friendly. Interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sueclevelandartist
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Austin, Texas
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sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What it has is good. I just expected it to be bigger. I mean c'mon, the Big Bend is huge. The museum of the Big Bend....Not so much.

Thank backattheSpahnderosa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by if your are interested in the history of the Big Bend. Kid-friendly. Interesting exhibits. Nice gift shop.

Thank sueclevelandartist
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A great little museum on the campus of Sul Ross state college. Very informative of the histroy of Big Bend. Would recommend.

Thank easton H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is located on the campus of Sul Ross and is free to the public. Good combination of history and info on geography/sights. There is a nice gift shop of tasteful items. Recommend if you have a couple of hours

Thank Sheryl2013
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Located on the SRSU campus, the admission is free, the exhibits aren't grandiose (you're crazy if you think you'll find a Smithsonian-y museum in a town like Alpine), but it's not bad for a city that boasts a population of under 6,000 residents. My favourite...More

Thank CurrentlyWandering
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This small museum is a very nice quick history of the Alpine, Texas area and it has been very impressively made. It starts with prehistoric times (including fossils), moves on to Native Americans, Spanish explorers, the 1800s, and onto modern times. Part of the museum...More

Thank KB_222014
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Mainly visited because it was free (free is good)but was a great history lesson up to the present. Some great displays &wonderful videos on area history. Host was very friendly &answered questions as could. Toughest part was finding the front door! Find the bldg just...More

Thank Tertl
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This museum is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Very east to get to and we enjoyed our three hours of history in the making of those who built the railroads, roads and preserved the history of developing the lands...More

Thank Texas_traveler77833
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were in town for a graduation so we took time to go through the free museum located on the Sul Ross Campus. It was full of informative exhibits and accounts of live in the high plains and Big Bend area. It made us want...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Nicely presented exhibits. Takes about an hour. Particularly interesting on the turn of the 20th Century period and the 1916 war between US and Mexico.

Thank L Frank
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