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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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  • Very informative of the history of this region. Great displays. Well worth the price and the stop. Great place to see before heading down to Big Bend National Park to the south or Fort Davis/Davis...  more »
  • Great way to spend a few hours. On Sul Ross campus. Very informative with regards to the big bend area. Great exhibits. Neat little gift store  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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