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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum

2503 Fourth Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015
806-656-2244
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Ranked #1 of 13 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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BURLESON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Museum on the West Texas A&M campus. The museum has automobiles and guns. It also traces time from the indians to present day history in the panhandle.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Do not miss this place if you have any interest in history, Indians, the old west, old cars, the oilfield, guns, or art. This place has it all. I went late on a Friday afternoon and had to go back Saturday morning to see the rest. Really nice gun collection including rifles owned by Kit Carson, Charles Goodnight, and Quanah... More

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Goodnight
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Every museum has a personality. PPHM has a heart,a soul and a voice... and they all radiate West Texas . It is fascinating; fun and above all friendly. Went to the Molly Goodnight birthday celebration. Well done, including the bison burger lunch. Got to get back soon.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
109 helpful votes 109 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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126 helpful votes 126 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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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
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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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49 helpful votes 49 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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