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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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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, classic cars, petroleum, the Old West and a renowned art collection. PPHM offers visitors a chance to step into history with a life-size Pioneer Town, interactive Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing, guided group tours and special events. With over two million artifacts, of which only a small percentage are on display, visitors marvel at the vast array of objects we showcase.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pioneer town” (67 reviews)
“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
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+1 806-656-2244
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"pioneer town"
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"gun collection"
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"oil drilling"
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"oil industry"
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"old cars"
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"oil field"
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"native americans"
in 10 reviews
"west texas"
in 14 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 24 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"palo duro canyon"
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"we spent hours"
in 7 reviews
"great place to learn"
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"old west"
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"great art"
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"interactive displays"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bring your walking shoes for this Texas-sized dose of history. From the prehistoric ages through the Native inhabitants to the Indian wars and the influx of ranchers and settlers - that is just a taste of what this museum has to offer. The oil boom,...More

Thank Cynthia T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Allow me to provide background. I was born and raised in Amarillo but have not lived in the area for 40+ years. I do have very fond memories of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) during the first 20 years of my 62 years. Perhaps...More

Thank Sebbyboy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the neatest museums I’ve been to. Lot’s of cool history that’s organized and arranged in very creative ways. The museum covers pre-historic to modern-day advancement. I’m so glad we went!

Thank weshunter00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We truly enjoy visiting this museum. There is so much to see. The gun collection blew me away! There is a great art collection. My wife is an O'keefe art fan and they have a great section for O'keefe. Cowboys & Cowboys! There is plenty...More

Thank Phil L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a travel group of 52 people and we had 2 hours to explore and browse and we didn't make it all the way through. Could have stayed another hour.

Thank E76JJgeorgep
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours at the PPHM and really enjoyed the varied exhibits. The collections included everything from replicas of Indians fighting buffalo and giant dinosaur skeletons, to a beautiful 3rd floor art gallery. They rotate the 4% of their total art collection to display,...More

Thank WendyHappiness1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is on the West Texas A & M University, it is in a three story Art Deco building that is stunning. I have never seen as many displays in one place, it has art, history, archaeology, paleontology, petroleum and textiles. All of the...More

Thank GuidaSue
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our vacation across the southern U.S. we're looking for places to educate us about the local history and culture. Many have been disappointing. This museum, I think, should be disappointed in us instead. It's a wealth of riches. Want to know the science? There...More

Thank TR26
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum on the recommendation of a volunteer at the Palo Duro Canyon Visitor's Center. There are a number of interesting exhibits ranging from the oil industry to firearms and Indian artifacts to prehistoric bones. A stop worthy of a couple...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were impressed with the exhibits and collections in this museum. Worth the stop if you are in the area!

1  Thank gsomerville
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Judy M
15 October 2015|
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Response from Stephanie P | 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.
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Cobwebs11
20 December 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
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