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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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Address: 2503 Fourth Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Dubbed the largest history museum in Texas, visitors are wowed by the more...
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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This is a first-class museum- not to be missed. Wonderful extensive displays- you can spend hours here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a first-class museum- not to be missed. Wonderful extensive displays- you can spend hours here.

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Seminole, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was totally surprised at how extensive and varied the exhibits are in this museum. They have done a wonderful job in arranging things to keep the interest of visitors. It was easy to spend several hours exploring the facility and learning about the panhandle area including the early settlements and local native Americans . I enjoyed the "pioneer town"... More 

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is a great place to learn about the history of the Panhandle-Plains area. They have wonderful educational exhibits about the settling of the area, the Native Americans, pioneers and farming, as well as the areas oil production, geological history and a beautiful windmill exhibit, along with many more. They have interactive exhibits and activities for kids, along with... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited the museum with a tour group. They are remodeling part of the museum but there's still plenty to see. The exhibits are from many periods of Texas history - Native American, Spanish, independence, Republic of Texas, Civil War and modern. There's Pioneer Town which was a big hit with our son. Fake small buildings with appropriate furnishings show... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A surprising top quality collection of exhibits recently updated. The "Pioneer Town" is really a treat. We should have allowed more than 3 hours.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoy learning the background of areas we visit and this museum does not disappoint. Only caveat was the Oil Fields exhibit was closed and I was looking forward to it. But sometimes that happens. It was reasonably priced and we spent a couple of comfortable hours here looking at everything. I think it is suitable for all levels of... More 

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Holliday, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had last visited the museum in 1970. I thought that my granddaughters would find it boring. Much to my shock they loved it. The museum displays were fantastic!

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful museum! Very well put together. My 7 year old son had such a great time. Make sure you get a stamp sheet when you pay for your entrance as that gave him something to look for and kept him very involved in the museum. Then make sure you turn it in for a surprise in the gift shop!

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Coppell, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The exhibits were awesome--love the oil rig display and windmill exhibit. Many interesting factoids about the history and the landscape that is the Panhandle. Make a day of it, no restaurant in the museum, but your ticket will allow you to return after lunch to continue your visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The museum is located on the campus of the University. Great display of artifacts from the region.. There are many interactive displays, examples of a Pioneer Town. You can explore the various buildings and businesses that were in a pioneer town including the livery stables, the jail, hotel, school, church, homes, etc. great art exhibit on the 2nd floor through... More 

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Additional Information about Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Address: 2503 Fourth Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015
Phone Number: 806-656-2244
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Canyon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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