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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum

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Address: 100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
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+1 806-779-2225
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire,...

Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.

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Really interesting stop on route 66

Route 66 is dotted with museums and the like so this one was a little different. Who knew a museum about barbed wire could be so interesting. Its well worth a stop and a look, it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Route 66 is dotted with museums and the like so this one was a little different. Who knew a museum about barbed wire could be so interesting. Its well worth a stop and a look, it also has lots of route 66 stuff in.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Really???? A barbed wire museum? Amazing collection of the wire and huge history displayed. Quite a collection. One man's dream or fascination.......wonderful.

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Freeport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There is so much info in this quirky little museum about Barbed Wire and the very important part it played in the history of the United States – as well as the rest of the world! The sheer number of Barbed Wire samples is unbelievable! Did you know that Barbed Wire is/was used in everything from taming the Wild West... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

While we did spend the night in McClean at the Cactus Inn we were aware of the barbed wire museum from the Billy Connolly TV series. It did not disappoint. Much larger than we expected and had lots of Route 66 memorabilia in addition to the barbed wire and ranch history. Well worth the donation we chose to make.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool step back in time of ranch life route 66 and mclean history fun for all ages. Barb wire displays and ez to get to

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San Diego
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I love obscure roadside attractions and this didn't disappoint! I never realized barbed wire could be interesting. I actually enjoyed the museum and there were some nice print outs offering more information. They also had a small Route 66 museum.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This museum looks small on the outside, but it spreads and spreads once you're inside. The exhibits are clearly labelled, so a do-it-yourself tour is the best way to appreciate the many variations on a theme of barbed wire, including the instruments they used in so many ways to fashion and apply the "devil's rope" (which is what the Indians... More 

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burlingame kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Since I collect old fencing tools, I had wanted to visit the museum. Was not disappointed, they have about every thing you could have in the way of old fencing tools.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Such a cute museum. A double with one part for wire and a lil Route 66 section. Our favourite part was seeing the sculptures made from barbed wire.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We were just looking for a place to stop and stretch our legs on our Route 66 trip. This seemed like a good idea. Wow were we surprised at the size of this place and how much stuff there was to look at. Everything is presented so well and who knew there could be so much information on barbed wire?!... More 

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