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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pioneer town” (60 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price you pay upfront to enter the museum, you get to see so many exhibits and have the opportunity to learn so much. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area- it was probably the highlight of my trip through Canyon/Amarillo....More

Thank Reis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum, but, the price is a little steep in comparison to other museums which are better -- such as Frontier Texas in Abilene and the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. Discount for seniors was just $1 off. Was also disappointed in not being...More

Thank legendsofamerica
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting PPHM and we hope you enjoyed your visit. We do allow photography in all of our galleries except the art galleries. This is because many of our items are on loan or have copyrights that do not belong to PPHM, as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely comprehensive representation of the history of the "Panhandle Plains," beginning with the developmental geology and continuing through the wildlife, both ancient and contemporary. Also depicted are the humans that have, and do, inhabit the area. Be sure to allow at least four hours,...More

Thank Robert B
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to come visit our museum. Your review was great to read and we appreciate the compliments. - Stephanie P, Marketing

Reviewed 1 week ago

The history and the way it is explained and the app for guidance made this an amazing and unforgettable experience. From the way the plains native Americans lived, would you believe in apartments, to the explanation of oil exploration, this museum covers it all. Every...More

Thank Mad_Mervyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem of a museum is a place that will capture the imaginations of all ages and appeal to a wide variety of interests. There are exhibits that invite children to touch and experience items. If you're interested in geology, paleontology, the oil industry, or...More

Thank Texas_Tattler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do you want to know about the story behind the Buffalo, the old windmills that dot the Texas landscape, how about the oil and petroleum business and how it played a leading role in the emergence of the industry. The Paleontology display provides a very...More

Thank MACatGonetothedogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful surprise this museum was! Excellent exhibits from a Pioneer Town recreation, to windmills and oil rigs, to WWI, and Route 66 with a car collection. Don't miss it!

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read many complains that the museum is not what it was, but volunteering myself in our NJ town museum, it is very easy to complain and not accept that things change with time, sometimes adapting to any type of resources (manpower, help and support...More

Thank hannes1941
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has three levels. All have excellent exhibits. I bought a family pass so we could go back as much as we wanted. The grandchildren, ages 9,11,13 and 17, love going to see what is new. You can see it in one trip if...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited museum with our granddaughters (ages 11 & 13). Amazing amount of historical items pertaining to Texas Panhandle! Plan on spending two hours to see all of the exhibits on three floors. Definitely something for everyone!

Thank Larry C
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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.
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