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National Border Patrol Museum

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History Will Surprise You

Not sure how many of us realize how long the Border Patrol has been around. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil O
Keller, Texas
Patrolling the Border

Great museum and very interesting to walk through, especially since my youngest daughter works for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert D
El Paso, Texas
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4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924-3753
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 18, 2014

The museum is situated on the outskirts of El Paso in some mountains. I knew it was a small out of the way museum but wanted to stop for personal reasons. The museum was better than expected with some photos and displays. They even had...More

6  Thank oldpatrol
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Reviewed July 30, 2015

I am a correction officer so this little museum was of interest to me and was right next door to the archaeology museum that I and my 4 yr old had just visited. This museum includes various types of vehicles that are utilized by the...More

5  Thank pastelebony
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All reviews who lost their lives small building absolutely everything on display worth a stop interesting displays donation box accept donations historical information takes about an hour el paso area right next door nature trail great history plenty of parking free admission gift shop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how many of us realize how long the Border Patrol has been around. Lots of interesting displays of old equipment and trinkets.

Thank Phil O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum and very interesting to walk through, especially since my youngest daughter works for the Border Patrol in Washington DC.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is way more interesting than I thought it would be. We learned so much. For one, it's the only Border museum in the US. Admission is free but they take donations. I highly recommend it, lots of history. May be a bit hard...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I took some international law enforcement visitors here and they really liked the museum. I was pleasantly surprised myself too!

Thank David F
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I recently spent a night in El Paso on my way to Carlsbad Caverns and had a little time to explore some area attractions. I saw that this museum was highly rated, so I decided to stop in and see what I could learn about...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed vehicles, weapons and history. Also the room honoring officers who died in service. Kids enjoyed climbing on Jeep etc

Thank EJoe
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Want some insight into what our border patrol does for this country, then a stop at the museum will give you answers to those questions. There are displays of tools,guns and boats used in their job; a car, jeep and helicopter all displayed there. They...More

1  Thank mikejordan1947
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited this museum on a very hot day in October and were glad to get inside and out of the heat. There is a decent sized parking lot and we had no problem parking our RV. Once inside we were astounded by the number...More

Thank HerChubbyHubby
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This 10,000 sq. ft. private museum (no federal funds used), sits on two acres in the Franklin Mountains and is the only museum in the US that tells the story of the activities of the Border Patrol along the 1945 mile border with Mexico and...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Lots of memorabilia supporting the heritage of the border patrol organization. Allow 1.5 - 2 hours to see all the exhibits and bring a camera. I was mesmerized at how many historical items are presented for viewing. The gift shop contains many unique items, some...More

Thank Cris S
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September 24, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was free if I remember correctly. No idea about the hours.