The best museums in El Paso in September 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in El Paso, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in El Paso? These are the best ones:

  1. Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens1

    Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

    El Paso, TX
    The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens is a cultural and natural history museum located on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso. It is the oldest museum in El Paso, built in 1936 to commemorate the centenary of Texas independence. The museum focuses primarily on the natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert, promoting and sharing knowledge and understanding of the region's natural diversity and its people.
  2. El Paso Museum of Art2

    El Paso Museum of Art

    El Paso, TX
    The El Paso Museum of Art, established in 1959, is situated in the heart of downtown El Paso, Texas. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists and locals alike, offering a cultural experience in the midst of the city's bustling activity.
  3. El Paso Museum of Archaeology3

    El Paso Museum of Archaeology

    El Paso, TX
    The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is situated in the scenic Wilderness Park, nestled at the base of the Franklin Mountains. It is adjacent to the National Border Patrol Museum and is surrounded by the Castner Range National Monument. This location not only offers a rich archaeological experience but also provides visitors with breathtaking natural beauty.
  4. National Border Patrol Museum4

    National Border Patrol Museum

    El Paso, TX
    The National Border Patrol Museum is situated at 4315 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive, in El Paso County, Texas. This location is easily accessible and provides a unique opportunity to learn about the history and operations of the Border Patrol.
  5. Ysleta Mission5

    Ysleta Mission

    El Paso, TX
    The Ysleta Mission, situated in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo within El Paso, Texas, holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated parish in Texas. This historical significance makes it a point of interest for those keen on exploring the rich history of the state.
  6. El Paso Zoo6

    El Paso Zoo

    El Paso, TX
    The El Paso Zoo, situated in the city of El Paso, Texas, is a recognized member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This membership signifies the zoo's commitment to the highest standards of animal care, conservation, and education. Visitors can expect a well-maintained facility with a diverse range of animals.
  7. International Museum of Art7

    International Museum of Art

    El Paso, TX
    As its name says, you can see collections of art from around the world in this museum. Come and enjoy the works!
  8. Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso8

    Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso

    El Paso, TX
    The Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso is a dedicated space for the exploration and understanding of the history and impact of railroads in El Paso, Texas, and the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to delve into the past and learn about the significant role that railroads played in shaping the region's history and development.
  9. Magoffin Homestead9

    Magoffin Homestead

    El Paso, TX
    The Magoffin Home, situated in El Paso, Texas, is a significant historical site that was recognized and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. This recognition underscores the historical importance and cultural value of the site, making it a point of interest for those interested in history and architecture.
  10. El Paso Museum of History10

    El Paso Museum of History

    El Paso, TX
    If you want to know more about the history of the region, you can learn about it in this museum with permanent and changing exhibitions.

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