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National Border Patrol Museum, El Paso

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The National Border Patrol Museum is located at 4315 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive, in the county of El Paso, in the U.S. state of Texas.MuseumThe museum was established by a 1979 vote of the Fraternal Order of Retired Border Patrol Officers. The State of Texas issued its incorporation certificate in 1980 as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization. Its first location from 1985–1992 was the Cortez Building in El Paso. From 1992–1994, museum artifacts were in storage awaiting construction of a new building. The current 10000sqft space opened its doors in 1994, and is located on 2acre of land northeast of El Paso.This is the only museum solely honoring the Border Patrol, and artifacts cover the agency's entire history. Among the exhibits are weapons and vehicles used, including helicopters. There is a border patrol dog exhibit, an art exhibit and an exhibit of officer badges. Depicted are various methods used by individuals to cross the border between Mexico and the United States.Membership fees, private and corporation donations, and the purchase of memorial bricks help fund the museum.Hours, admissionNo admission fee. Donations accepted.Gift shop onsite.Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
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  • It's a good experience for the kids to see and understand what the border patrol is all about. A good and informative video that my kids watched completely and quietly (shows they where interested). T...  read more »
  • I would not recommend this unless you have scheduled a tour - and they want a week advance notice. My schedule was not firm so we could not schedule a tour so we went and walked around ourselves. Thou...  read more »
  • Very friendly, nice, and helpful staff. Very educating place. My son and I learned a lot and would recommend anyone and their children to do a walk through. Impressive history from this area. 
  • Nice Museum!!! Vehicles, Aircrafts, Boat, Guns all that was used to protect our borders. Visit and enjoy very much. Is well maintain and you can apreciate all the antiques and memorabilia. Amazing Experience. Free admision but please left them a donation they do not received federal support.
  • Interesting look at the Border Patrol's history with some artifacts along the way. Admission is free and would take less than an hour to see it all.
  • Very interesting museum. Persons, equipment, firearms and history stories from all boarders not only from the south.
  • Very interesting and educational.
  • Loved it.
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