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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon
(4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I grew up in Canyon and spent many, many days in Panhandle Plains Museum. Back then as a resident, I could get in free; all the staff knew me. This museum made me love History and I owe my BA to this ...  more »
  • One of the best museums I've been to in a while. Covers all the history of the area from prehistoric to modern times. Great displays and artifacts. Kids will love it too. 
  • The Pioneer Town was our favorite area in the museum. There is something for everyone and every age group. We spent 3-4 hours there and we were totally entertained with the exhibits and history. If yo...  more »
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  • There are lots of interesting things to see here and it is more than worth the admission price. My 4 year old son had a blast here.
  • Always fascinating exhibits. Many guns on display including that of Charles Goodnight if you search long and hard.
  • This place is one of the coolest places I've been to, it has old cars, dinosaur bones, guns, art, and even a Pioneer town! There is a little bit of something for everyone, we loved it! There are 3 floors all together, including the basement. Wear comfortable shoes and expect to be there a few hours to see everything, it wasn't very expensive; $10 for an adult. Definitely worth the trip!
  • Fantastic place for adults and children! Beautiful, informative, interesting.
  • This is a totally AWESOME place! If you like HISTORY, they have tons of it. If you like art, THIS IS WHERE GEORGIA O'KEEF LIVED, for a chunk. If you are interested in the OIL FIELD---This is the place! Wear comfortable shoes, you are going to be HERE A WHILE!!!