Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon

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Where else can you cover 26,000 square miles in a day on foot? From dinosaurs to conquistadors, you'll find it all in Texas' largest history museum. Relive the stories of courage and hardship, victory and defeat over the past 14,000 years. Step in and step back to the Old West in a life-size Pioneer Town, view one of the Southwest's finest art collections, experience the exciting history of the petroleum industry, and more.
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  • This is one of the best history museums in the US, from what I’ve seen. If it is ever within a days drive when you’re traveling you should make time to see it. Native American, ranching, gas and oil i...  more »
  • I first arrived an hour before closing time and an employee showed me the general layout and encouraged me to bring the family the next day with plenty of time to explore. He told me that only 4% of t...  more »
  • Great museum. Very diverse, fun, took several hours to go through and well worth the fee. A must see if you are in the area.  more »
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  • Definitely the Smithsonian of Texas. Every turn there was something to see. Loved the oil and Indian exhibits. The kids could not believe how simple life.
  • What a diverse and quiet experience. The museum was all but empty though. So much to see, you can easily spend a few hours here and I would recommend it. Groupon can save you a few bucks but it's not expensive to get in otherwise. Friendly security guards, and front desk staff.
  • Loved this museum. Especially enjoyed the special RCA to Apple exhibit. The Pioneer Exhibit was also fun. Tjey also had an in-depth exhibit about oil and gas and had a collection of windmills.
  • Amazing museum about the local history in that area between natives and cowboys. But also the museum has oil history, pop culture, aeronautical and aerospace history, some classic art and contemporaneous history and culture!! They have a DeLorean :) I enjoyed. I paid 12 usd to get in on Friday around 10 am. But if you go after 3 on Friday is for free. They have special prices for veterans, kids and students from the college and a souvenir shop and a exclusive parking lot for visitors.
  • Largest museum in Texas, this building is 5 floors of Texas Panhandle/Plains history. Excellent collection of fossils and complete dinosaur skeletons. Detailed documentation of life evolution and migration in the area. Fine collections of classic cars, farm implements and oil field drilling equipment just add to the experience. Plan on spending several hours here... definitely worth the visit.
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