Welcome to the Museum of the Big Bend!

2021 Trappings of Texas

Opening Weekend: September 16-18

Become a Sponsor and help us celebrate the 35th Annual Trappings of Texas!

At Night

June 11 – September 3

50 images exploring all aspects and subjects of urban and rural night photography.

Myths, Monsters, Mistakes and Lies

An exhibit of maps that are more a fabrication of the human mind than a true reflection of reality. Downstairs at the Museum.

McCoy Family $5 Million Donation

McCoy contribution goes to the Museum of the Big Bend’s Museum Complex Campaign.

Big Bend Legacy

Big Bend Legacy

The Big Bend Legacy exhibit introduces visitors to the natural history, human history and confluence of cultures in the Big Bend region.


The Museum of the Big Bend is located on the Sul Ross State University campus in Alpine, Texas. Call 432.837.8143 for more information.

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed major holidays
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Visit our Calendar to find out about upcoming Events, Exhibits and Workshops.

Build the Future!

The Museum of the Big Bend Complex will expand our ability to tell the story of the Big Bend. Join us!


Visit the Museum’s Gift Shop, Big Bend Trading Company, for great books, gifts, crafts and clothing.

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 relate to the prehistory, history and cultural diversity of the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico.