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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Admission
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“pioneer town”(72 reviews)
“gun collection”(17 reviews)
“oil drilling”(12 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-651-2244
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All reviews pioneer town gun collection oil drilling oil industry old cars indian artifacts west texas native americans excellent exhibits all ages palo duro canyon we spent hours great place to learn early days three floors local history four hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and interesting museum from dinosaurs to oil derrick. Old Cadillac and bones. Has so much. Windmill collection was nice. Indoor Pioneer Town was cute. Great for kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been here to see their exhibits every time we are in Canyon, Texas to visit our daughter and her children.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VirginiaKay
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Came here with my daughter while visiting WTAMU - got discount tickets on Groupon - what a deal. The museum has so much to offer and could not see it all. From pioneer town - love it - wind power, through the years, art, go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mishy119
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This attraction has something to interest everyone. There are dinosaurs for the kids, oil exploration and extraction, old automobiles, old clothing, artwork, guns, and a pioneer village. I was there for over an hour and did not see everything.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janet A
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Friendly staff, interesting exhibits with a variety of subjects. Especially liked the Pioneer town. Gift shop was small and pricey.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vickie71945
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum on the WTAMU campus. Interesting historical facts and displays about the Panhandle and the plains. The museum offers excellent programs for every age group or organization. Convenient and interesting event location

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I took my mother and cousin there yesterday. They fell in love with Pioneer Town, which was our favorite part of the whole museum. It really takes you back in time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carirowland
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I like museums and this is great one. It had exhibits of all types and I particularly liked the ones on the archeology of the panhandle area. There are good interpretive exhibits but there are also lots of artifacts to view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TK459
Reviewed October 3, 2018

While in Hereford, Texas for a class reunion (a distance of 25 miles or so away), we drove over to Canyon on Saturday afternoon to visit the Panhandle Plains Museum. It had been decades since I had been there, and it had greatly changed. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ladonna V
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We live only 25 miles from the museum in Amarillo. We haven’t been in several years. We were very pleasantly surprised at how much it has changed. We walked and walked. We are on the older side but can’t still get around. Still we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 14, 2015|
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Response from 528stephaniep | 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.
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