One of the best small museums you'll find anywhere is in Alpine on the campus of Sul Ross State University, the Museum of the Big Bend. The museum's staff, volunteers and donors have built a tremendous resource for visitors and residents of the area, for the museum illuminates and helps us understand our shared history.
"The exhibit Big Bend Legacy greets visitors as they enter the Museum of the Big Bend. Legacy introduces visitors to the distinctive natural history, human history and confluence of cultures in the Big Bend region.
Native Americans inhabited the area for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. The Spanish, through their system of missions and presidios, imprinted their customs on the region only to be replaced by the nation of Mexico. The westward expansion of the United States brought yet another unique culture to the Big Bend.
|Many exhibits are enchanced|
with video displays
Big Bend Legacy invites the visitor to experience this panorama of natural and human history.
Every year, the Museum hosts "Trappings of Texas" a terrific exhibition and sale of cowboy gear and Western art...the longest running event of its kind in the country. Learn more here.
Members of our Texas Mountain Trail get a discount at the Museum of the Big Bend's gift shop! Click here to become a member.