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Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine

4.8
#46 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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  • Very concise displays of the history of the area. Interactive. Appropriate for all ages. Very friendly and informed curator. A must see! Thoroughly enjoyed the museum!  more »
  • Many beautiful, special exhibits which frequently change out. I remember fondly the fabulous Tom Lea exhibit. Very proud staff who are conscious of the extraordinary treasurers, human and physical, of...  more »
  • This is a great museum! It has interactive displays that are entertaining and educational for all ages. It is not a huge museum and will not take too long if you have other activities planned for the ...  more »
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  • (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.
  • AMAZING PLACE TO GO AND VISIT! Great staff also!
  • The museum is small, but the information contained within it is extensive. Things ranging from wildlife, fossils, human exploration, military conflicts and more.
  • If you are an Old West enthusiast, this museum is worth a trip across country. There is always something new to see and learn in the museum. At the very least, follow them on Facebook for a frequent peek at items in their collection. A nice Web presence for teachers to use.
  • Nice stop and look museum.

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