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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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A must see museum

This was a fantastic find. Go early there is a lot to see. This is one of the best museums I have been in some time. So much to see and very educational. There is Texas history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic find. Go early there is a lot to see. This is one of the best museums I have been in some time. So much to see and very educational. There is Texas history, dinosaurs, oil field tools, beautiful car collection. I could have stayed much longer there is so much to see. The fee is very... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Many items to please all visitors. It was an amazing experience. It is so well stocked, maintained and friendly staff. Be prepared to spend 3 hours and possibly more. Best museum I have experienced. Will attend again if in the area as they are expanding and will be changing.

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really a great spot to stop considering the location! They do have truly wonderful archaeological collections.

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Mont Belvieu, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic museum! It is very large and has a diverse set of exhibits. Don't think this is going to be a room with a few fossils and old guns - it was a huge building with beautiful murals, hands on activities for kids, life size dinosaurs, cars and an entire old town! Our 4 YO granddaughter loved... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved the museum. Found it was full of stories, displays and features outlining the historical path of Texas in the panhandle. Clean, staff friendly, more than just another museum. Local petroleum highlighted plus expansive gun display.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The first thing you will think is....why is such a fantastic museum located out here is West Texas instead of in Dallas or Houston? I am not really sure but I can say...you will be impressed, as I was. This is a truly unforgettable experience with all kinds of exhibits sure to please all age groups. Seriously, if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The log cabin in front was actually inhabited by a friend of mine and her family and extended family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our 3 1/2 hour visit! My grandmother and I took my boys ages 9 and 10 to the museum and we all enjoyed ourselves. There was so much to see as well as interactive exhibits too. My boys especially loved the archaeology hands on exhibits and the pre-historical Texas information. We loved all the exhibits but our... More 

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De Queen, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was a really neat museum. My 7 year old really enjoyed the dinosaur puzzles and collecting the stamps. The staff was very friendly. My son and I went together while my husband was filming. We didn't get to see the whole museum because we arrived late. So, we basically hung out at the dinosaur exhibit. Anyway, we all three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was a great stop for me and the family. My 6 & 3 year olds had a blast and my wife and I learned some stuff. Had a blast. Buffalo were awesome.

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Address: 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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