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Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine

4.7
#48 of 307 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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  • August 8, 2017
    Very interesting and educational Very glad we took the time to visit. The information personnel were very friendly and expanded on all the exhibits and treasures of the Big Bend and surrounding area.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    There were 9 in our party, so we were able to schedule a guided tour. The museum is located at Sol Ross University. A history professor from the university led the tour. He was phenomenal! We even got...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We were greeted by an extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff member to a tremendous collection of exhibits and information about the local area. Exhibits include prehistoric thru modern items, man...  more »
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  • February 22, 2017
    (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.
  • June 3, 2017
    AMAZING PLACE TO GO AND VISIT! Great staff also!
  • March 1, 2017
    The museum is small, but the information contained within it is extensive. Things ranging from wildlife, fossils, human exploration, military conflicts and more.
  • September 26, 2016
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    Nice stop and look museum.

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