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National Border Patrol Museum

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Address: 4315 Transmountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79924
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+1 915-759-6060
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Yes it is small but very interesting

We left here with a lot more knowledge of the border patrol than we had when we arrived. Let me first of all mention my gps did a terrible job of getting me here. I have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We left here with a lot more knowledge of the border patrol than we had when we arrived. Let me first of all mention my gps did a terrible job of getting me here. I have a tom-tom and and apple phone and neither did a good job. The building in just off of TX54 and Intermountain. It and the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum with really nice exhibits. Great vehicle collection and many other interesting items to view. Nice memorial for those who gave their lives while serving.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the National Border Patrol Museum, The place tells the story or the men and women protecting our borders! A must if you are in the area since it's the only one in the nation! Has s great gift store too!! The kids love the high speed boat and the helicopter!

Thank Jesus Daniel L
Corte Madera, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice exhibits. History of the border patrol was very informative. I have a better feel for their job and responsibility.

Thank thomas y
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very good museum to give you the history and up to date information on the Border Patrol. It also pays tribute to the dogs of the Border Patrol. We enjoyed this and so did our 10 year old granddaughter.

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a very small museum, but it does a decent job of explaining the history and purpose of the Border Patrol. My kids enjoyed sitting in some of the old vehicles, including a helicopter, that they have on display. We were there for less than an hour. The grounds around the museum are a nice place to walk.

Thank CGTL
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Border Patrol Museum is located about 15 minutes from downtown El Paso. There are plenty of interesting exhibits, including vehicles and uniforms. Lots of information about the development of the Border Patrol Service including “real life stories”. There is also section dedicated to the memory of Border Patrol Officers who have lost their lives which is very touching. Nice... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were not expecting much, but we were wrong. This place is a must stop location. You can spend quite a bit of time looking at all the memorabilia. There are huge books listing deceased officers. There are vehicles and a helicopter. Small gift shop in the back with a lot of good souvenirs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I am an ex Border Patrol Agent and normally stop by anytime I am in El Paso to view the displays and buy souvenirs. They add new things from time to time that i enjoy seeing..

2 Thank oosal
Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this museum and it sounded interesting so I decided to visit as I was nearby in Mesilla. It was worth the detour, it gives you an insight into the work the do and dangers they face preforming their duty. Later on the way to Socorro I got stopped at a border patrol area and had to... More 

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