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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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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 old west local history four hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is HUGE! We spent 3+ hours and that was really not enough. I give it 5 stars for the quality of the collections. Art, archeology, palentology, history, car collection, geology, petroleum science, gun and weapon collection, and an entire life size recreation of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited PPHM in January 2019. It cost us $12.50 each to get in (with free parking in street to side and rear), and we spent two hours there. There are two main floors of exhibits, plus a rather dusty basement. First...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has surprised me with its diverse collection. Amongst others, it has a section about cars, oil, toys, native Indians, settlers and paleoanthology. I recommend visiting this museum when you are in this part of Texas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 797nandas
Reviewed November 11, 2018 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
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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