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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

2503 Fourth Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015
806-656-2244
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Canyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Winnsboro, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Museum tickets were $10/pp. The cashier was friendly and helpful. The museum is chock full of West Tx history and memorabilia from Tx celebrities and dinosaurs to primitive oil drilling tools. A way to spend a day out of the hot sun and learn the history of West Texas, for not a whole lot of money.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have visited a lot of museums all over the world. This is one the best of this type. I really liked the Pioneers part of the museum. Really well made. I had a great time and I recommend this museum for all ages.

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Sun City, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were so excited to see this Museum and boy it is awesome! I would suggest you take an entire day to really enjoy it to the fullest! We are going again because we ran out of time .

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Amarillo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This Musuem has been around for a long time. My favorite place to go on a hot afternoon. I am inspired by the great art on display at the PPHM. The current show, Madonna's Of The Prairie is fantastic! A must see. This collection of art under one roof is so interesting and rare. The Museum is high on my... More

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Dallas, TX
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent one remarkable day and evening at Palo Duro Canyon, and this museum equaled that experience. Be prepared. If you enjoy history and learning, plan for hours of interesting study. We were there all morning, left for lunch, and came back for two hours more in the afternoon. It was not enough time! We had to skip the oil... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I just can't say enough wonderful things about this museum. I enjoyed it as a kid and it's even better and much more meaningful as an adult. I would highly recommend taking a day and cruise up to Canyon and enjoy this spectacular area museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Spent four hours at the museum on July 4th before heading to Palo Duro Canyon. It was walking distance from the Buffalo Inn ( read the reviews) I enjoyed Pioneer Town, the history of the petroleum industry, and learning about life in the Panhandle.

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Rowlett, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We toured the museum in the afternoon before going to palo duro canyon. Lots of history about the Texas panhandle from guns to fashion. It took about three hours to see it all. Worth the visit. They give you a card to stamp in each area and then you turn it in to the gift shop at the end for... More

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Del Rio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is huge. We were there for about 2 hours and didn't even get through the first floor. There is just so much to see. We definitely want to come back and see the whole museum. But I think we will have to dedicate an entire day to see it all.

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What an amazing museum! The kids absolutely loved it. In fact, the Pioneer Town portion of the trip was one of my girl's favorite part of our trip. There are enough exhibits that there is sure to be something there for everyone. Definitely worth a stop if you are out visiting Palo Duro Canyon!

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