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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

Address: 2503 Fourth Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Dubbed the largest history museum in Texas, visitors are wowed by the more than three million...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Dubbed the largest history museum in Texas, visitors are wowed by the more than three million artifacts pertaining to the vivid past of the Panhandle region. Exhibits explore subjects such as Western heritage, paleontology and fine arts.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Good for older kids and adults. Parking is street side and to rear of museum. Good dinosaur exhibit and a nice section about oil and gas exploration.

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Houston, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like museum but one thing (my opinion) that threw me off a bit is the lack of focus/ exhibit. It has a LOT of things and that makes it a bit too general for me. Interactivene exhibit are there with some interesting videos shown. The Oil section is good, the pioneer city is also a nice addition. I wish... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I saw this museum featured on "The Daytripper" so I checked my schedule immediately and we went that next week. I didnt know what we were missing. We had so much fun! Afterwards, we had a picnic on the WT campus and I got some amazing shots of my family. Thank you so much and I agree that yall should... More 

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is one of the best museums I have ever visited. It's the second largest museum in Texas next to the Bullock Museum in Austin. WTAMU should be proud of the service they provide to the Panhandle.

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BURLESON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful Museum on the West Texas A&M campus. The museum has automobiles and guns. It also traces time from the indians to present day history in the panhandle.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Do not miss this place if you have any interest in history, Indians, the old west, old cars, the oilfield, guns, or art. This place has it all. I went late on a Friday afternoon and had to go back Saturday morning to see the rest. Really nice gun collection including rifles owned by Kit Carson, Charles Goodnight, and Quanah... More 

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Goodnight
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Every museum has a personality. PPHM has a heart,a soul and a voice... and they all radiate West Texas . It is fascinating; fun and above all friendly. Went to the Molly Goodnight birthday celebration. Well done, including the bison burger lunch. Got to get back soon.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a fantastic museum with a huge variety of exhibits set out and displayed well. There is something to interest everyone here-a really top quality museum.

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Austin, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Who would have thought to find this in Canyon, Texas? Save plenty of time for it. We stayed 21/2 hours, but need more time. We planned to return the next day, but it was closed on Sunday. Check the hours before you go. Plan to see "Texas" in the canyon next summer. It was fabulous!

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Arlington
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10 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been wanting to stop at this museum for several years as I have seen it mentioned numerous times by authors (including James Michener) in their acknowledgements. At first it seems like this museum could not figure out what it wanted to be as it features geology, dinosaurs, wind mills, the oil business, classic automobiles, Native American artifacts and... More 

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