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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a fantastic museum with a huge variety of exhibits set out and displayed well. There is something to interest everyone here-a really top quality museum.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Who would have thought to find this in Canyon, Texas? Save plenty of time for it. We stayed 21/2 hours, but need more time. We planned to return the next day, but it was closed on Sunday. Check the hours before you go. Plan to see "Texas" in the canyon next summer. It was fabulous!

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Arlington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been wanting to stop at this museum for several years as I have seen it mentioned numerous times by authors (including James Michener) in their acknowledgements. At first it seems like this museum could not figure out what it wanted to be as it features geology, dinosaurs, wind mills, the oil business, classic automobiles, Native American artifacts and... More

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Seattle
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570 reviews 570 reviews
186 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This exceeded my expectations. The exhibits specific to Texas were well put together and maintained. The oil crane was pretty awesome. Pro tip - check out the excellent firearm collection on floor 2. Plus car exhibits are always good. Well worth a visit.

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Lakeland, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great, user friendly museum, and though we allowed ourselves 3 hours - we stayed over 6. From Archaeology, Paleontology, Oil and Gas, Automobiles, Pioneer Town, ranching, wise use of our resources, Settling the west....a fabulous complete museum. This is really a must stop location on any tour of the Panhandle.

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Fort Worth, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This museum has something for everyone! They have a wonderful variety of exhibits for all ages and interests. It is a lot larger than it appears from the street. Easy parking - free! Reasonable entry fee and a nice store with some interesting items. A worth while stop while in the area.

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East Glacier Park
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Spent several hours at this Museum, Lots of history of the Texas Panhandle, ranching, farming, oil and gas. Good stop the children to learn about how this country was built and who built it. A must stop any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This museum is a class A museum with a wonderful gift shop. The executive director, curators, docents and other staff members were friendly and helpful. There is something for everyone all ages. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Harper, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Traveling with two kids (ages 5 & 8). The museum includes lots of hands on activities. While we there there each child received a passport and had to stamp it at different spots in the museum. They returned the passports for a price at the gift shop. Well worth the stop.

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Amarillo, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum has an excellent weapons collection! I was amazed at the variety of guns as well as the variety of time periods. The weapons collection was the best exhibit. The museum also has an excellent collection and information on the oil/gas industry in the Texas Panhandle. If you are not familiar with this area, you will be amazed at... More

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