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Address: 114 N. Pecan St, Hico, TX 76457
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+1 254-796-2523
11:00 - 13:00
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Sun 11:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

A small exhibit and gift shop dedicated to this cowboy legend.

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Really Billy?

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Richland Hills, Texas
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank cedar4604
Ozark, Missouri
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 information, there is enough factual information to raise reasonable doubts about Pat Garret shooting and... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

the staff followed us interrupting regularly poking us to drop money in their donation box. then they spoke horribly of People from Mexico. I was there with my father in law who lives in Mexico and was visiting us here in Texas. ugh.....

Thank dublintexas
Robert D, Guest Relations Manager at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this review

people do not have to pay to come into the museum.we do ask donations but do not stop any body from going threw the museum if they do not give a donation. we do not poke any one to give a donation. as to new mexico that's where it all happened. the only thing we do not agree with is... More 

Dallas, Texas
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429 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in the exhibits, which are mostly local trinkets and newspaper clippings. The supposed facts are certainly stretched to their limits here, for the sake of perpetuating the myth of BTK having grown old in Hico, which might be all that is keeping this town on the map. But its a nice effort to do something... More 

Thank Mikeyveck
Greenville, Ohio
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

After reading about the Billy the kid museum in Texas highways, I just had to go there. The museum shows a lot about Billy the kid. I thought I knew a lot especially being an avid western movie fan and reading history books about outlaws and cowboys.

Thank dedf450
Eddy, Texas
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257 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The museum has everything Billy the Kid. Fun to hear the story of Bushy Bill. The people of Hico believe Billy the Kid lived and died in Hico. The story has never been proven but the museum makes for a fun visit and a peak into the past.

Thank JoyfulEddy
Peoria, Illinois
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just passing through Hico and saw the sign. We stopped and spent a half hour to hour in here. Yes, it's small and quaint, most of the stuff is very old but interesting. The staff was warm and welcoming and could answer any question one would have. The street it is located on is neat... More 

Thank Joni S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went based on reviews. Yes, staff is well informed and happy to share their knowledge. However, it smells moldy and musty and seems to be full of junk. For die-hard billy the kid fans only and not good for kids.

Thank quizaya
Robert D, General Manager at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this review

bldg. is over 100 years old. every ones junk is some ones treasure. not just Billy the kid history. Lots of Hico history . we are a small town museum with no paid employees, open 7 days a week. Military section to honor all, come by and see for your self. check out our old free standing jail. take a... More 

Deer Park, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

On my quest to visit as many small towns in Texas as I can, I decided to journey to Hico while staying in nearby Glen Rose. It took about 45 minutes to get there, and we were instantly charmed by the quaintness of N. Pecan St., Hico's "Main Street." We quickly found the museum but were disappointed to have to... More 

Thank Mindysue11
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here on our way through Texas. So glad we did, myth or truth this museum has many interesting artefacts and the people we met were amazing and gave us real Texas hospitality, a real gem.

Thank Gill C

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