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Billy the Kid Museum

114 N. Pecan St, Hico, TX 76457
+1 254-796-2523
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A labour of love

This museum is free and therefore must run on a very tight budget as they rely on donations. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joanne L
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Worth visiting in an authentic Old West Town

Hico is an authentic western town still clinging to its character. Besides the Billy the Kid... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Thomas M
,
Littleton, New Hampshire
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A small exhibit and gift shop dedicated to this cowboy legend.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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114 N. Pecan St, Hico, TX 76457
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and therefore must run on a very tight budget as they rely on donations. It is clearly a labour of love for those who run it and are so enthusiastic. There is a mixture of military memorabilia and Billy the Kid...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Hico is an authentic western town still clinging to its character. Besides the Billy the Kid museum, (and statue) there are lots of little shops and places to eat to explore as well. There are also some historic points of interest scattered in the mix....More

1  Thank Thomas M
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

thanks for coming, Robert/pres.

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A piece of history. Well worth the time. Curator very knowledge and very willing to share her expertise. No charge for admission- donations appreciated. Be generous.

1  Thank LuAnn S
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

thanks

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The lady at the front was very knowledgeable about Billy the Kid. She was a delight and made our visit very interesting. 5 stars for her and interesting historic information. This small regional museum is more like a flea market with stuff scattered about in...More

Thank Lisa B
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

we are a small 501 c3,we only take donations. we have no money to make this look like a big city museum. it does not look like a flee mkt. their are items setting around as we do not have the money to buy display...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Interesting readings and photos about Billy the Kid; it seems he wasn't shot and killed by Pat Garrett and so no evidence proving when he died. Speculation over whether he lived in Hico under another name. Worth stopping at the little town, if on route,...More

Thank T D B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice collection of War heroes from the town of Hico. Intersting to think that Billy the Kid wasn't shot by Pat Garrett.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Excellent museum with local history as well. Interesting reading and artifacts concerning the Billy the Kid controversy.

Thank 1955chevy
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I went during the steak cook off and were amazed. The greatest outlaw lived in Hico Tx at one point and time. The evidence is overwhelming I'm telling you I never knew. I have lived here my entire life and can't believe...More

1  Thank LWH8425
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

So maybe Billy the Kid really died here. Maybe not. But the museum was informative and interesting. And free! It was a nice stop on the road to the hill country.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A lot of people know about Brushy Bill Roberts and like most, I thought his claims to being William Bonney to be little more than a load of road apples, horse hockey: phooey. While much of the items on display are conjecture and 2nd hand...More

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