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Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine

4.7
#49 of 308 in Museums in Texas
The Mission of the Museum of the Big Bend, a Department of Sul Ross State University, is to serve and educate the public by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the cultural, historic and natural materials that related to the prehistory, history and cultural diversity of the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico.
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  • We were delighted with this small, well done, interesting and informative museum. It was visually appealing with several short, well done videos. We made time to visit between leaving Big Bend Nationa...  more »
  • It's a small museum with a unique collection. The lady helping out in front is so sweet and friendly. We enjoyed the model which shows all the places in relation to big bend. There is a little history...  more »
  • This is a great museum. You should prepare to spend at least a couple of hours there. They had a Charles Russell exhibit there which was a total surprise. Truly wonderful. One of the highlights of our...  more »
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  • Great museum for the area. Helpful staff
  • This museum provides a cohesive big picture of the history of this region of west Texas. Really enjoyed it.
  • A good, small museum of tribute to the history of The Big Bend.
  • (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. The museum itself is probably just a little larger than a three-bedroom home yet somehow SO MANY EXHIBITS COVERING A VAST AMOUNT OF TOPICS ARE DISPLAYED- and very organized as well. We saw fossils found around the parks, the history of its geographical formations, historic sites around Alpine, typical goods for sale from stores long ago… the accompanying signs were very informative and there are MANY VISUALS TO CAPTIVATE CHILDREN.
  • Well curated, interesting mix of Big Bend history from prehistoric to modern. Cold AC

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