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Museum of the Big Bend

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

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Wonderful Exhibits for its size

I had already seen good reviews of Museum of the Big Bend but was still pleasantly surprised to experience the exhibits first hand. From the outside you can't really tell how big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had already seen good reviews of Museum of the Big Bend but was still pleasantly surprised to experience the exhibits first hand. From the outside you can't really tell how big a space the museum is - it's a fair size but I think they really did a great job laying out their exhibits to walk you through the... More 

Thank Texas_suz
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

(Warning: young adults from Central Florida in for vacation) After a great week at BBNP, we entered a rainy weekend in Alpine. The Museum was indoors, nearby, and free (donations welcome)… yet it far exceeded our expectations of just another way to escape the rain. EXHIBITS COVER EVERY SURFACE The museum itself is probably just a little larger than a... More 

Thank Pyra-Danny
Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum in this great town. Very interesting displays showing the history of the region. The museum should not take over an hour to,see,everything. Go downstairs to view the old maps. This is definitely worth the stop.

Thank Todd G
The Woodlands, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum once we found it on campus-- we walked in with a staff member who said, "People say that all the time-- I keep asking for better signage!" Even we you find the building-- finding the front door is another challenge but once you get inside it is GREAT. We thought we'd spend about 30 minutes looking... More 

Thank mcfiddle
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Handle-able sized museum in Alpine, Very nicely presented. Nice permanent exhibits as well as special shows. Museum store. Some interactive exhibits. Has education sessions and concerts, etc.

Thank psf1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, well done museum that really sets the stage for the history and geology of the Big Bend of Texas. Stop here before you go to the park!!!

Thank John T
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was rather impressed with the Big Bend area as a whole. The museum is a gem in the middle of the desert. Definite must see.

Thank 309banderson
Eagle Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much more than we expected! So informative, neat artifacts and interactive! Definitely recommend if in the area! Cannot believe it was free. However donations help keep them going! :)

Thank brynna2017
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is wonderful and the displays are so well done. There is lots of information in a relatively small space and it has a beautiful unusual ceiling. This museum is well worth a visit when you're in the Alpine area. The staff is very friendly and they have an interesting little shop in the museum.

Thank Foulger
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the campus of Sul Ross University, this museum is small but packed with artifacts and history of the area. Large prehistoric fossils, sections on Big Bend Park, history of the west, and some interesting art exhibits. It should be visited by everyone who is interested int he history and culture of the area. Very entertaining

Thank JimH88011

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