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National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924-3753
+1 915-759-6060
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A small gem in the desert

Located alongside Transmountain Road is this small gem of US border life history. Just one big room... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4everTX
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
An interesting part of American History

In El Paso to visit family we were looking for interesting things to do/see. The museum items are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary G
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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4315 Woodrow Bean, El Paso, TX 79924-3753
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+1 915-759-6060
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"who lost their lives"
in 7 reviews
"men and women"
in 7 reviews
"nice memorial"
in 3 reviews
"small building"
in 4 reviews
"illegal immigrants"
in 2 reviews
"absolutely everything"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 6 reviews
"law enforcement"
in 4 reviews
"donation box"
in 2 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 3 reviews
"learning experience"
in 2 reviews
"accept donations"
in 3 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 2 reviews
"el paso area"
in 7 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"nice exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located alongside Transmountain Road is this small gem of US border life history. Just one big room but all relevant facts and figures are shown. Even if climbing on the displays is prohibited (which is okay), this is a place for the whole family. I've...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In El Paso to visit family we were looking for interesting things to do/see. The museum items are displayed for a self tour. The items trace the history of the border patrol both at the Mexican and Canadian borders. We learned a lot about the...More

Thank Mary G
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

As Mexican-Americans we like how this museum showcases a little of our heritage and depicts the relations between Texas and Mexico. Fun to see how the border has evolved over the years and the "funny" game between the Border Patrol and immigrants back in the...More

1  Thank Xamira G
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a great piece of history, lots of forgotten treasures at this museum. Time to bring the family out for a fun and educational afternoon

Thank Sabina R
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Had no idea what to expect when we pulled up to this small building but inside was a great deal of history and memorabilia. Also interesting to learn about how many CBP officers have died in the line of duty. I'd recommend it as a...More

2  Thank NJB796
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

There are some interesting exhibits here and the staff were friendly. I think one visit was good enough for our family.

1  Thank toad94
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Traveling thru route 375 , saw and stop at the National Border Patrol Museum ,History of border patrol, very informative

2  Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

You can't beat a free museum! I went with very low expectations and was surprised at how interesting I found this place to be. It's got a little bit of a homemade vibe to so some of the exhibits but it's not the Smithsonian and...More

1  Thank Kate G
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The museum covers the entire history of the Border Patrol starting in 1904. There are a lot of aircraft, cars, uniforms, photos, weapons and equipment used by the Border Patrol. Very interesting to see the development over the 100 plus year history of the Border...More

1  Thank Levon M
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

We spent 1 hour at the Border Patrol Museum. However, if you like to read absolutely everything, allow at least 30 minutes more. We did read a lot. We found this museum to be very interesting and learned a lot about the history of the...More

1  Thank TNKaz
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Kalia369
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.
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