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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum

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Address: 100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
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+1 806-779-2225
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire,...

Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.

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Definitely worth a visit

Such a cute museum. A double with one part for wire and a lil Route 66 section. Our favourite part was seeing the sculptures made from barbed wire.

Reviewed November 22, 2015
Kate P
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Such a cute museum. A double with one part for wire and a lil Route 66 section. Our favourite part was seeing the sculptures made from barbed wire.

1 Thank Kate P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015

We were just looking for a place to stop and stretch our legs on our Route 66 trip. This seemed like a good idea. Wow were we surprised at the size of this place and how much stuff there was to look at. Everything is presented so well and who knew there could be so much information on barbed wire?!... More 

1 Thank Veronica A
Crossville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Unique museum about barbed wire, branding irons, fencing and military applications. Out front are 2 large barbed wire balls, each weighs 400 pounds! Not that I picked one up!!! Talked a long time to Kristy behind the front desk, who was very helpful & informative. When you walk in they'll ask you to sign their guest book. Many funky barbed... More 

1 Thank magic_carpets
Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a unique and interesting museum of an important piece of Old West history. Based on a private collection of every type of barb-wire, fencing tools and accessories, the displays and exhibits tell everything you ever wanted to know about the history and legends of barb-wire. This is a large museum and can be a little overwhelming in its... More 

1 Thank texasrepublichistory
McLean, Texas
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

An fan of the western world will enjoy a visit to the Devils Rope Museum. Friendly volunteers will be ready to greet you and answer questions about the history of barbed wire and how it help "tame" the prairie. On Old Route 66, bonus sight are available just down the street.

1 Thank bizzy2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This museum has lots of interesting, and quirky, facts. I had no idea barbed wire had such a history. The owners didn't mind that we had two young children either. The gift shop had some cute and nice items at very affordable prices. There is no charge to get in to the museum but they do take donations. Don't miss... More 

1 Thank Melissa B
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Hard to imagine that barbed wire has so much history it merits a museum of its own. Lots of information about ranching history: brands and irons, saddles and leatherwork, dozens of types of barbed wire and its uses in wars as well as on ranches. A super display on the American Great Depression of the 1930's, and the havoc and... More 

1 Thank Margaret B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Free museum about barb wire, Route 66 and the years of the depression dust bowl and escape to California. Bonnie and Clyde get a mention and a few photos. Worth a stop if in Mclean, Texas.

1 Thank Murray S
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was totally surprised and this place totally exceeded my expectations. It is huge and broken down into various niche exhibits, including a very nice Route 66 museum, including the original plastic steer from Amarillo's Big Texas Steakhouse and a bunch of other iconic memorabilia. The barbed wire section included farming and ranch history as well and was almost overwhelming... More 

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Reviewed April 18, 2015

Always good to see a museum/display of objects collected by avid enthusiasts. These sort of places are real gems along an ageing and decaying - route 66 They are worth the trip! The detail is outstanding and draws in someone who may have only mild interest in the topic. Great social history links.

Thank KayaknChris

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