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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.
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“pioneer town” (63 reviews)
“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

We went here for their open house at the beginning of December. I loved the people they had in the old pioneer town that told of the era. There was the lady saloon keeper, the one room school house with a teacher, and the old...More

Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed the annual Christmas Open House. We do it always that first weekend in December and love the Christmas joy it brings.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours walking through the museum's collections ... great concepts and displays ... exciting even for this 70-year-old boy!

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, in Canyon Texas, is a hidden gem. They have a great cross section of artifacts, from Coronado till today. The have a great art gallery, featuring a variety of styles, Native American art, Oil well and drilling, and items to make it fun...More

Thank JRJ7354
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to PPHM. Please come and enjoy it again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot to see! Great place. Has a wide variety. Great History! Clean facility. Would recommend. Definitely put on your list to do!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had so many questions about the history and process of mining Oil and Gas. This museum answered them. The museum is really large, on the campus of Texas A & M University and is packed full of cool stuff from prehistoric skeletons to a...More

Thank viajamujer
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for visiting PPHM. We are so glad you enjoyed the petroleum displays and found them interesting and informative.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a former New Yorker, it is hard to be impressed by museums after seeing the Metropolitan and the Museum of Natural History. The PPHM was an unexpected experience that left me amazed! We arrived mid-afternoon and they had to throw us out at 5...More

Thank Nebulous V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A wonderful reflection of the natural, social and economic history of the Panhandle Plains. The staff are helpful, the displays are very well done and the diversity means that every visitor will find things that are of personal interest. Only difficulty is getting a car...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We enjoyed going to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Cannon, Texas. it is on the West Texas A&M University. The museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The staff is very nice and also informative. There are three floors of exhibits...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were impressed by the amount of information regarding the history and culture of the Plains and its people. As visitors from the East Coast we learned a great deal and had a much better understanding of the development of this area and were glad...More

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic. So much history. The exhibits are first class and so reflective of our history. Worth visiting annually.

Thank slaterster03
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. It is always a pleasure to see someone who had a great time at PPHM.

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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