Alpine, TX 79832
Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine
Begun with a lone arrowhead a century ago, the Museum of the Big Bend tells the story of this wonderful country for both area friends and visitors alike.
The Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas, is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University at Entrance 4. Found in a historic Texas Centennial Memorial Museum, the Museum of the Big Bend offers visitors the BEST introduction to the tri county area: Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio. Whether you start your journey here or on the way home, the Museum of the Big Bend should be at the top of your list!
The main exhibit Big Bend Legacy is situated under one of the largest wooden lamella arch trussless roofs in Texas, tells the story of the vast country through exhibits that incorporate photographs, interpretive text, artifacts and short videos on touchscreen kiosks.
Rotating exhibits can be found in both the Temporary and Hallway Galleries. Exhibits focus on the regional art and history of the Big Bend. Every summer the Museum highlights fine art photography and in September Trappings of Texas, now in its 35th year, celebrates the art and artistry of the Cowboy.
The Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection, with over 2000 maps and supporting documents, are found at the Museum of the Big Bend. The Davis Collection is considered to be the most comprehensive survey of the Texas-Mexico borderlands ever assembled. Select maps from the collection are on exhibit outside the Davis Map Room.
A great gift shop with a wide variety of carefully selected items, many made by area artists makes for a fun shopping adventure. All sales in the gift shop directly benefit the Museum of the Big Bend!
Free parking and admissions, donations are gratefully accepted.
To learn more about the museum, current exhibits, days, and hours of operation, please visit www.museumofthegibend.com. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Alpine, TX 79832