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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-651-2244
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We’re a museum dedicated to one thing: the history of the Panhandle-Plains region. But that singular focus expresses itself in a multitude of ways. Inside PPHM, themed exhibitions include those that showcase paleontology, archaeology, textiles, classic cars, petroleum, the Old West and a renowned art collection. PPHM offers visitors a chance to step into history with a life-size Pioneer Town, interactive Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing, guided group tours and special events. With over two million artifacts, of which only a small percentage are on display, visitors marvel at the vast array of objects we showcase.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pioneer town” (67 reviews)
“gun collection” (16 reviews)
“oil drilling” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
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+1 806-651-2244
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"pioneer town"
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"gun collection"
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"oil drilling"
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"oil industry"
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"old cars"
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"indian artifacts"
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"oil field"
in 9 reviews
"west texas"
in 15 reviews
"native americans"
in 10 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"all ages"
in 24 reviews
"palo duro canyon"
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"we spent hours"
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"great place to learn"
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"early days"
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"three floors"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a small museum and was treated to an amazing large museum full of history (of course), excellent exhibits from cars to guns to dino exhibits. Beautiful displays and a great way to learn more about this area.

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum, lots of interactive things for the kids to touch and play with. We had a very nice hour or so here. Not too busy on a Saturday and plenty to look at!

Thank Kellikel7989
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was well designed to highlight featured articles. Lots of interesting information in each area. We spent about an hour and half strolling through, but could have taken longer. We initially thought the entrance fee was pricey, but after seeing everything this museum has...More

Thank William J
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Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed PPHM. Come back soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours wandering through this museum. Use the map - we almost missed an entire exhibit.

Thank Rainy-in-Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum in the city of Canyon. Well maintained and very well laid out. Includes everything you ever wanted to know about the Texas panhandle and high plains. One of the largest and most impressive gun collections in the US as well....More

Thank Thexprt7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum appears to be part of West Texas A&M university. Parking was a little challenging with an RV pulling s car but we found a spot on the street. The museum was nice and clean. It’s a nice museum of the history of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very large historical museum It is beautifully done and very informative. Yes there is an emphasis on the petroleum industry but that is a very important part of the Panhandle's history. There are many other things to see and learn as you...More

Thank Giane
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice museum that caters to the whole family. Our 5-year old was kept busy throughout. Clean, well maintained. I would put this on par with or actually a bit better than the Perot museum in Dallas. My only complaint was an exhibit that...More

Thank John-Galt-Of-Dallas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a schedule but there is literally something for everyone here. Three floors in a gorgeous building. Was most impressed with the gun collection, the old town, western art and the drilling display. Plan to spend at least two-three hours here. Well worth...More

Thank Verna R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your walking shoes for this Texas-sized dose of history. From the prehistoric ages through the Native inhabitants to the Indian wars and the influx of ranchers and settlers - that is just a taste of what this museum has to offer. The oil boom,...More

Thank Cynthia T
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Judy M
October 14, 2015|
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Response from Stephanie P | Property representative |
The museum is closed on Sundays. We are open M-Saturday (9am to 6pm) June-Sept (Labor Day) and Tues-Saturday (9am to 5pm) Sept-May.
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Cobwebs11
December 19, 2014|
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Response from Lalo_de_Mexico | Reviewed this property |
They have a good website where you can get the hours. Yes, art is part of the permanent collection. The large museum is an unusual combination of history, science, and art. If art is a focus for you, you may want to read... More
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