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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum, McLean

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The Devils Rope Barbed Wire Museum is a museum located in McLean, Texas, USA. The museum was officially opened in 1991 and focuses on barbed wire and its history. The museum is thought to have the largest collection of published material concerning barbed wire.

The Devil's Rope Museum is housed in a converted brassiere factory and is dedicated to the history of barbed wire, fencing tools, and ranching heritage. Features exhibits and collections from private wire collectors from across the U.S, a reference library with extensive patent information for researchers and educators, a dust bowl exhibit, salesman samples, warfare wire, and a collection of road lore with artifacts dedicated to the Texas portion of Historic Route 66.
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  • Stopped here along our trek on Route 66. I had no idea how thorough and in depth this would be. There's so much to see and learn about barbed wire. And I couldn't believe it was free!. This is a must ...  more »
  • The Devil’s Rope museum was fascinating. The samples of barbed-wire are extensive and the history most interesting. There are displays of the many tools and machines used in making and installing barb...  more »
  • I spent the bulk of my visit in the Dust Bowl and Route 66 sections. I did appreciate the barbed wire sculptures as well as the quirky name of the museum.  more »
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  • It's an out of the way, unusual,quirky little museum. I enjoyed my visit and the 200 pictures I took.
  • Very interesting Worth a stop on Route 66 The girl that works there was very informative It's donation based
  • Cool museum with a lot of history. Never knew that barbed wire could be so fascinating. Free to get in but donations are appreciated.
  • I stopped by on a road trip across the country. I had no idea how many different types of barbed wire there were! There is also a great collection of Route 66 memorabilia.
  • Delightful walk back in time among photos and memorabilia. Great tribute to the history of Route 66. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Lots of good souvenirs to choose from.