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Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine

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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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  • We spent a little over an hour touring this small museum. Despite its size it tells many stories about the great bend area of Texas, including natural history, material culture, and a whole host of fa...  more »
  • A wonderful place to visit with do much history!!! My fave place was the maps room!!! I enjoyed taking my picture with a black bear. The museum is on university campus and hard to find with gps alone ...  more »
  • This museum is a real gem. The space is impressive, great interactive exhibits, maps, recreations of life and nature. A great way to spend several hours! Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. As a bonus, the museum offers fun programs for kids. A real asset to Alpine and the Big Bend area.
  • Although small it has a brief history of the Big Bend area, with many paintings and exhibits explaining the history of the area. One of the neat things they have is a map of the entire are my estimate of 300 miles radius with the best spots which light up by a switchboard.

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