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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Really good museum about Texas and the Pandhandle. Great info about dinosaurs and a very good gun collection. Worth the visit , kids love it!!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum was worth visiting! Located on the campus of West Texas A&M, we had the opportunity to spend several hours looking at the exhibits before a West Texas A&M football game in October 2014. There were a number of areas we missed due to time constraints. Surprisingly, the place is big enough that it's easy to get separated from... More 

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Canyon, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wow what a great museum, they always work the local school kids in there Christmas special, lots of history, fantastic, gun collection and the old west town is fantastic

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Woodway, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

With numerous exhibits to visit, allow yourself at least 2+ hours to tour this self-guided museum. Ample parking is available to the side and rear of the museum and there is a quaint gift shop to the immediate left of the entrance. Much to see and learn (dinosaurs, windmills, history of the city, oil, and much more) - a must-see... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

the Pioneer town exhibit is most interesting as is the exhibit about Women in the panhandle. I also enjoyed the short documentary about the oil boom in the panhandle as well as the exhibit.

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Brownwood, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Museum has many exhibits in different historical time periods. It has it's own pioneer village and a huge gun room. It is a self touring museum. My husband and I sent 2 hours visiting the many exhibits in the museum.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I was very impressed by this museum, and would love to return to see other exhibits. First floor has a blend of natural and social history. The "Pioneer Village" is really well done, and children would really enjoy it.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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