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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pioneer town” (64 reviews)
“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
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"
in 9 reviews
"west texas"
in 14 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 5 reviews
"all ages"
in 24 reviews
"excellent exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"palo duro canyon"
in 29 reviews
"great place to learn"
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"we spent hours"
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"old west"
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"great art"
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"interactive displays"
in 6 reviews
"local history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours viewing the museum and found it to contain some interesting stuff. It have a mock-up old town with the various things which was quite good but I have seen many of the same before. A good display of old cars and...More

Thank Papadshaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see for a visitor to the panhandle region of Texas. I would have loved to spend the entire day just reading all of the material in the wide variety of displays. This is so well done especially the section about the...More

Thank NorsemanOBN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip ! First time visiting and enjoyed the day . Set aside at least 3 hours to visit. One of the guides was very friendly and informative , he walked us to the area we asked about

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum for people of all ages. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the museum displays and artifacts. This is a must do if you are traveling in the Amarillo region. IT IS VERY WORTH THE TIME TO STOP AND VISIT.

Thank Terri M
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is a first-class museum that does a great job of telling the history of the area. There are many interesting and informative exhibits, especially those on the oil and gas industry and agriculture. The weapons collection is very impressive.

Thank Doug W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have been attending this museum for years. I like to go at least once a year. It is a bargain for what they charge. Every time I go I always learn something new. If you think you have seen it all go back. You...More

Thank Jason Y
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Many wonderful exhibits, historical, natural, social, art. Obviously funded by oil and gas industry, still a lot of educational value.

Thank sumac19
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a nice museum with three floors of very interesting items. It is on the university campus. Parking was a bit confusing, but not too bad. The entrance fee was very reasonable. The staff was very friendly and hospitality.

Thank BarryHill1986
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best history museums in the US, from what I’ve seen. If it is ever within a days drive when you’re traveling you should make time to see it. Native American, ranching, gas and oil industry, art, and many other subjects...More

Thank lampliter403
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I first arrived an hour before closing time and an employee showed me the general layout and encouraged me to bring the family the next day with plenty of time to explore. He told me that only 4% of their objects are displayed at any...More

Thank punkieontheroad
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Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for a great review. It is true most museums have only a small portion of their collection on display! We do have loans all over the world that help get more of it to the public. We are so glad you enjoyed your...More

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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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