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The Charles Goodnight Historical Center

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Our group meeting and tour

We held our DRT District meeting at the museum’s cattalo house and in the afternoon toured the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
torreyhunter
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Texas
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An excellent museum!

Charles Goodnight has long been someone who fascinated me and this museum offered a nice look into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bkwrm
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Arkansas
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Charles Goodnight Historical Center (GHC) is located in Goodnight, Texas and is about 40 miles east of Amarillo, Texas. Charles Goodnight was the creator of the chuck wagon, an early cattleman, one of the founders of the Goodnight-Loving cattle...more
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4989 County Rd. 25, Goodnight, TX 79019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our DRT District meeting at the museum’s cattalo house and in the afternoon toured the house and the visitor’s center. This is a beautifully restored property, very educational and well worth a visit. I was extremely impressed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charles Goodnight has long been someone who fascinated me and this museum offered a nice look into the life of this early settler to the Texas Panhandle. I wish there had been more on the cattle drives and ranching and not quite so much on...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Great place to experience west Texas history. It's all here--early ranching, Charles and Mary Goodnight, Quanah Parker, the Palo Duro, the saving of the bison. The house has been restored to a wonderful condition and our guide, Carley, draws on a lifetime association with the...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Pleasant little stop outside Amarillo. Lots of info on Goodnight and his interesting life and times. Staff seemed rather bored and inpatient but house is worth the effort. Interesting buffalo-products shop located nearby.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you want to hear the story behind saving the American bishop bison and Charles and Mary Goodnight, this is the place to visit. The people at the center are very friendly and eager to share the story. Even pouring down rain did not hinder...More

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Kelli H, Manager at The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the great review. Kelli H. Coordinaor, GHC

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The docents here are friendly and a wealth of knowledge. Our guide played in the Goodnight home as a child and obviously has a love for the history of this area. We learned a lot about Goodnight as well as his wife that we had...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Docent Jerry Crowell was excellent. A fascinating site with amazing stories about the man who inspired the protagonist of Lonesome Dove. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank pkhendricks
Kelli H, Manager at The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Yes, Jerry is great! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Kelli H.

Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Bent's Fort Santa Fe Trail chapter visited the house and grounds. Goodnight owned a ranch near Pueblo, CO where a barn still stands. We wanted to see his home plus the Palo Duro Canyon area where he raised cattle. If you like western cattle...More

Thank Verna R
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a guided tour of the home of Charles Goodnight, The Cattle King of the Texas Panhandle and namesake for the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail. The renovation of this home is remarkable and the tour guide was very informative. The tour takes about 45 minutes...More

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Kelli H, Manager at The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

We are so Thank you for the great review. Kelli H. Coordinator , GHC.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

Nice place to visit. Beautifully restored historical ranch house and lot's of history of the Goodnight family and West Texas. About 40 miles East of Amarillo on US 287. At the urging of Mrs. Goodnight the ranch rounded up the few remaining wild Bison in...More

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Kelli H, Manager at The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Kelli H. Coordinator, GHC

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