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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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BEST. TEXAS MUSEUM. EVER!!

My parents had told me about this museum and so when I finally got to visit West Texas, this was on my list of things to do! It is nothing short of awesome and so very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My parents had told me about this museum and so when I finally got to visit West Texas, this was on my list of things to do! It is nothing short of awesome and so very interesting! LOVED the small town recreation in the back....just like stepping back in time. This museum is very extensive and lots of walking. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to learn about the early days of living on the Plains. This wonderful well maintained museum is on the campus of Texas A M at Canyon. Formerly West Texas State where Georgia O'keefe taught in her early Life. Oil Derrick s, saddles ,dress and outstanding Western Art are all available to ponder. Interactive displays for kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is in a 1930's Art Deco building, that has been maintained in an almost pristine condition. The trim, railings, and period flooring seems like they are only a couple of years old. The exhibits are excellent, and a bit different from normal museum fare. Definitely needs to be on you itinerary for a visit in the Palo Duro... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My experience took place in the 1950's. I still have the museum in my memory and I am thankful for all the things one can see. But the Director of the Museum decided NOT to show my pictorial exhibit about the builder of the 47' cowboy, Tex Randall. Showing this to the PEOPLE of Canyon and other visitors would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What an unexpected treasure to find hidden in this out of the way location in Texas. We viewed an art exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian Museum, the largest firearms collection in the State, a wonderful textile collection covering men's, women's and children's clothing, accessories and hairstyles over the decades and wonderful basketry from Native Americans. We toured and authentic... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am not a Museum person but this was very well laid out and very interesting I think all ages would like it there were young kids there as well as older adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I had time to spend the afternoon of our arrival in Canyon and were told to try this museum. I'm so glad we did! A security guard was a walking, knowledgeable guide for us during our two hour visit!

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

All kinds of neat things to see in this museum on the WT A & M campus. It's a cool break from the summer heat.

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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is really a first rate museum! During our visit a number of George Catlin paintings were on loan from the Smithsonian. What a treat. I can understand folks calling the PPHM the Smithsonian with a Texas twist. Plan on at least two hours to even get an overview of what all the museum has. Depending on your interests, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Went to this museum it took us several hours to go through. I was amazed on how many actial displays of the 1800's there were. Very impressed with basement. Exact replicas of an old pioneer town. The whole family enjoyed it. Highly recommend it. It gave u the feeling of what it was like in the area. I have a... More 

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