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El Paso, Texas: National Border Patrol Museum Team Field Report

National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Trans Mountain Rd, El Paso, TX
I-10 to US 54 North (Patriot Fwy). Take the Transmountain Road exit, turn left on Woodrow Bean Transmountain Dr., museum will be on the right.
Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free (donations accepted)
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Mannequins of the northern border.

National Border Patrol Museum

In operation since 1985, it traces "the rich heritage of the patrol from the days of the Wild West to today's sophisticated law-enforcement technology." Report... [01/09/2011]

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Border Patrol vehicle.

National Border Patrol Museum

The last visit report by RA was almost 14 years ago, but all the info remains spot-on. Free with donation, great gift shop tucked in the back. Easy to find, and the place can be seen in detail in about an hour.

[Clark W, 01/24/2024]
US Border Patrol Museum

The price is right for this stop (free; donations welcome). Easy to find, easy in and out. Our visit was complete in less than an hour. Staff was friendly. Interesting history and a few quirky stories of elaborate "people-smuggling" attempts. Even buy your own USBP t-shirts.

[Mike and Geneva, 08/15/2005]
US Border Patrol Museum

See various ways people have tried to sneak into the US over the years. See an actual car-hood that was used as a raft. Vehicles from the US Border Patrol also on display. Considering that the Rio Grande in the El Paso area is nothing more than a few ponds, I wonder how long before this museum becomes a relic of bygone times.

[Heidi Crabtree, 01/14/2001]

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