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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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Address: 2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
Phone Number: 18066562244
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Dubbed the largest history museum in Texas, visitors are wowed by the more...

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.

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The Panhandle Plains Museum, like the Palo Duro Canyon, is a spectacular find hidden in plain view. We went twice in two days and felt like we had missed a lot. Great permanent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Panhandle Plains Museum, like the Palo Duro Canyon, is a spectacular find hidden in plain view. We went twice in two days and felt like we had missed a lot. Great permanent exhibits of every aspect of life in the history of the Southwest, including dinosaurs, a fantastic collection of American Art (particular strength is Taos Founders) and Texas... More 

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Joshua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to this museum on field trips as a kid & returned after 30 years this summer. I brought my son, nephews & niece & my husband. This museum has a lil bit of everything for adults & the kids. My husband love the weapons room & the cars. The kids loved the skeletons, the town & the enormous... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends and families came after seeing Texas the night before, ranging in age from 14 months to mid-60's, and we all loved it. The school aged kids loved the Pioneer Town and the bison evisceration video (I know, gross), and the parents really liked the art and textile exhibits, and the historical gun wall. The huge oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard of this museum by going to the Texas Show. We were on vacation with no real schedule so we were more than willing to check it out. We loved all the exhibits and had so much fun checking out all the different art and time periods! If you're an avid gun collector or classic car admirer, you definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a treat for those who love a hands on learning museum. The museum is quite large and has some permanent attractions as well as a few rotating to keep you interested in visiting again. There are a lot of diverse exhibits from old homes to how the new paper has developed over time.

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time to kill, so we thought this would be a great option. We were not disappointed! This place goes into lots of details about the development of the Texas plains, art, wildlife, oil, guns, and the history of Texas. It is much larger than it appears from the outside. Lots of old time cars that are well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see here, from early oil drilling rig, to western history. Very easy to get around in. Oil history

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go back and visit this wonderful museum every year while visiting relatives in Amarillo. My girls LOVE IT! Wonderful history of the High Plains. My girls' favorite part is the Old West Town. It's a recreation of a real town and it is "living history" in that they can walk around and pretend they live there. Since the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the "most see" museums! We took out 8 year old grand daughter, and she was amazed. It is very well laid out, and each area is very informative. The Pioneer Town was her favorite..as she could actually "sit" in each of the shops, school, and church scenes! We had a great time, and the docent was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten path you'd never expect to find such a museum! This venue is LARGE and SPECTACULAR!! A Must see.

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