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Museum of the Big Bend

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Address: sul Ross State University Campus, Alpine, TX 79832-0001
Phone Number: +1 432-837-8145
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Small, but Fascinating

Located on the beautiful campus of Sul Ross State University, the Museum is a must visit if you want the full picture of the Big Bend area. In a relatively small site it presents... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike E
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Poplarville, Mississippi
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local museum. Nothing fantastic, but a few interesting displays. Easy to get to and free to the public.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the beautiful campus of Sul Ross State University, the Museum is a must visit if you want the full picture of the Big Bend area. In a relatively small site it presents a terrific picture of the archeological and societal history of the Big Bend. From dinosaurs and pterodactyls through the early native tribes, the coming of the... More 

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Ennis, Texas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit there. There is always something new and they present a good history of the area. Also a nice gift shop with books and items from the area.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was one of my favorite places of our entire trip! Its located behind the University Center at entrance #4 at Sul Ross University. We started out at the prehistoric end and worked our way around to the modern side. A ton of interesting information and exhibits- we enjoyed the Indian and Mexican and calvary artifacts and everything was notated... More 

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NYC
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A decent way to spend an hour if you are passing through. A/V on the exhibits is too loud so if more than one is going on at a time, it is disturbing. Presentation is dated. A good overview of the area but not a great one.

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SMITHVILLE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum was the highlight of our visit to Alpine. It is located on the Sul Ross campus and the exhibits represent over 11,000 years of human history and culture.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited the museum numerous times and discover something new each time I go. There is no admission fee but a donation box instead as well as a gift shop. There is something for every interest - dinosaurs and fossils, Native American, Spanish explorers, mining, Civil War, WW II, Cowboys and Sul Ross University. If you are lucky enough... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Note: Museum closed on Mondays! Entrance free! Staff friendly, interested and knowledgeable. Displays were great going from prehistoric times to present. Extensive displays on the historical period. Would like to have had more on prehistoric period, and geology. However, the fossil flying reptile was mind-boggling! Walk around the campus - it is beautiful!

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Thank Virginia S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I loved this small, and free, museum! I think I spent about an hour and a half total. Great info on the entire Big Bend region and really well presented. Great for kids and adults!

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Thank MagsFord
San Antonio
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Located on the campus of Sul Ross University, home of the Lobos. A "medium sized" museum, the displays are well thought out. Excellent gift shop. Covers geological, animal life, plant life and history of human settlement in Big Bend.

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