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El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso
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The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is a museum which presents information about the prehistory of the area surrounding El Paso, Texas. The museum located in Wilderness Park at 4301 Transmountain Road in the city and county of El Paso, in the U.S. state of Texas, and is adjacent to the National Border Patrol Museum at the base of the Franklin Mountains. It is located near several "significant" archaeological sites, including rock art in the Franklin Mountains and Mogollon pueblo sites.The museum attracts about 42,000 visitors every year. Admission is free.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1977. The site of the museum was chosen because of the number of archaeological sites in the area. The land the museum occupies, also known as Wilderness Park, was established with help from the El Paso Heritage Foundation.The museum is currently maintained by the City of El Paso. The El Paso Archaeological Society contracted with the City of El Paso to be the "support organization."Exhibits and facilitiesThe museum has a collection of permanent archaeological artifacts reflecting 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area the greater Southwest and northern Mexico. The museum's artifacts have been appraised at a price of around $2 million. Artifacts on display include 800-year-old agave fiber cloth, various trade items, pottery and jewelry. Other items include pre-Columbian art and objects from Mexico.The museum provides an insight into ancient history through dioramas inside the museum. These depict the cultures of the Casas Grandes and Jornada Mogollon.
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  • The museum offers dioramas of Native American life in the past, and is a great learning trip for both children and adults. They also have Native American jewelry and arrowheads on display. The Chihuah...  more »
  • Nice little museum at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Beautiful pottery collection and good dioramas that illustrate the areas pre history. Nice trails around the museum that are perfect for a fam...  more »
  • located next door to the border patrol museum. free. donations welcomed. great for school trips and only takes an hour to go through. there is a nature trail. 
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  • This little gem is certainly worth your time. They have found this area was populated as far back as twelve thousand years ago. Also take the time to look over the Museum's website.
  • Love it. Its not that big but its well put together with interesting facts and things to see. For all ages! Little gift shop to take souvenirs. Breath taking view of the mountains so bring a good camera to take pictures with family.
  • Love it!!! Very interesting and the path outside is fun and adventurous
  • My grandkids love visiting this little museeum, and I love to take them.
  • Nice place with weekend activities.