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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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What a wonderful place to stop and look around. Lots to see and study here. Such a treasure to... read more

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Linda J
Interesting, large museum

We spent 2 hours in the museum and did not see everything. It has a WIDE variety of topics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
339Sue
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Frisco, Texas
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We’re a museum dedicated to one thing: the history of the Panhandle-Plains region. But that singular focus expresses itself in a multitude of ways. Inside PPHM, themed exhibitions include those that showcase paleontology, archaeology, textiles, classic cars, petroleum, the Old West and a renowned art collection. PPHM offers visitors a chance to step into history with a life-size Pioneer Town, interactive Don D. Harrington Petroleum Wing, guided group tours and special events. With over two million artifacts, of which only a small percentage are on display, visitors marvel at the vast array of objects we showcase.
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“pioneer town” (64 reviews)
“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
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+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful place to stop and look around. Lots to see and study here. Such a treasure to behold

Thank Linda J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours in the museum and did not see everything. It has a WIDE variety of topics. Exhibits span dinosaur time to early human to current time. There is a large, nicely done pioneer town that children would love. There are rooms displaying...More

Thank 339Sue
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum, with so much to see. The only thing that disappointed was that you weren't allowed to take pictures in part of it .

Thank Cheri O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours exploring this museum. So much to see and learn! Covers the entirety of history. Some beautiful art on the 2nd floor. Would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in history.

Thank MOD1029
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a reception here for a conference I was attending at the university, and I was intrigued by the history and information that it shared.

Thank SunshineGA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a day when there were many kids on a school field trip. Some were stationed at strategic points with information they had memorized and were ready to share with the public. Kudos to their teachers! Here is the place to learn about...More

Thank Beverly D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place that you can easily spend several hours going through. The staff were very helpful. Pioneer town was awesome to step back in time and be able to go through old timey settings!

Thank Joanna S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve lived in Texas a long time and really enjoyed the displays at this museum. It was our first visit and we spent about four hours here. Several exhibits are kid friendly and hands on. They range from paleontology to oil drilling to pop culture....More

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours viewing the museum and found it to contain some interesting stuff. It have a mock-up old town with the various things which was quite good but I have seen many of the same before. A good display of old cars and...More

Thank Papadshaw
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a must see for a visitor to the panhandle region of Texas. I would have loved to spend the entire day just reading all of the material in the wide variety of displays. This is so well done especially the section about the...More

Thank NorsemanOBN
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Judy M
15 October 2015|
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Response from Stephanie P | Property representative |
The museum is closed on Sundays. We are open M-Saturday (9am to 6pm) June-Sept (Labor Day) and Tues-Saturday (9am to 5pm) Sept-May.
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Cobwebs11
20 December 2014|
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Response from Lalo_de_Mexico | Reviewed this property |
They have a good website where you can get the hours. Yes, art is part of the permanent collection. The large museum is an unusual combination of history, science, and art. If art is a focus for you, you may want to read... More
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