The size and scope of this facility is unbelievable. The range of exhibits is hard to take in. All the way from dinosaur bones, Indian artifacts, ladies fashion, luggage trends, automotive, and the oil industry to name a few. This is not like most museums that have some old antiques, silly mannequins, and an old wagon stuck in the corner. Don't get me wrong, I like museums of all stripes, but they are not bragging when they say PPHM is the Smithsonian of our region.
It is very well displayed, professionally set up, and captivating. The incredibly huge collection of Native American artifacts, and firearm collection is unmatched in any museum I have ever been to.
Not only do they have impressive number of items, the historical significance of many of them is truly interesting. Famous artists, famous historical figures, famous ranchers and businessmen, are all represented in various displays.
My only complaint is after 6 hours of looking, you get tired and start rushing through! I would recommend possibly splitting up a visit between two days, even if it means paying admission twice.
It is probably not the best facility for children under the age of probably 10 as they would not appreciate most of the displays. I went a few times as a child, and I did not really realize the scope and value of it like I do now.
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