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Address: 114 N. Pecan St, Hico, TX 76457
Phone Number:
+1 254-796-2523
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

A small exhibit and gift shop dedicated to this cowboy legend.

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Fun History

The museum has everything Billy the Kid. Fun to hear the story of Bushy Bill. The people of Hico believe Billy the Kid lived and died in Hico. The story has never been proven but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Eddy, Texas
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Greenville, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading about the Billy the kid museum in Texas highways, I just had to go there. The museum shows a lot about Billy the kid. I thought I knew a lot especially being an avid western movie fan and reading history books about outlaws and cowboys.

Thank dedf450
Eddy, Texas
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234 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The museum has everything Billy the Kid. Fun to hear the story of Bushy Bill. The people of Hico believe Billy the Kid lived and died in Hico. The story has never been proven but the museum makes for a fun visit and a peak into the past.

Thank JoyfulEddy
Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just passing through Hico and saw the sign. We stopped and spent a half hour to hour in here. Yes, it's small and quaint, most of the stuff is very old but interesting. The staff was warm and welcoming and could answer any question one would have. The street it is located on is neat... More 

Thank Joni S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went based on reviews. Yes, staff is well informed and happy to share their knowledge. However, it smells moldy and musty and seems to be full of junk. For die-hard billy the kid fans only and not good for kids.

Thank quizaya
Robert D, General Manager at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this review

bldg. is over 100 years old. every ones junk is some ones treasure. not just Billy the kid history. Lots of Hico history . we are a small town museum with no paid employees, open 7 days a week. Military section to honor all, come by and see for your self. check out our old free standing jail. take a... More 

Deer Park, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

On my quest to visit as many small towns in Texas as I can, I decided to journey to Hico while staying in nearby Glen Rose. It took about 45 minutes to get there, and we were instantly charmed by the quaintness of N. Pecan St., Hico's "Main Street." We quickly found the museum but were disappointed to have to... More 

Thank Mindysue11
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here on our way through Texas. So glad we did, myth or truth this museum has many interesting artefacts and the people we met were amazing and gave us real Texas hospitality, a real gem.

Thank Gill C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

What a great little find. This museum and town contend that Billy the Kid escaped New Mexico and lived here under the alias of Brushy Bill Roberts until he died of a heart attack in 1950. A good amount of information and comparison photos. Some nice artifacts, including the Kid's saddle. True or false? Doesn't really matter as it is... More 

Thank albebuc
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stumbled across this little gem while driving around Texas on Vacation. The staff we're really helpful and informative. We had not heard this side of the Billy The Kid story before and it was fascinating! Great place to explore and close to Billy The Kid's grave which we took a drive over to afterwards.

Thank BevDobson
Arlington, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I've always wanted to visit the place that claims to be the final home of the real Billy the Kid, and I finally made the trip. It was worth it. The town of Hico is absolutely charming, and the museum has many interesting exhibits. I've made many trips to Lincoln and Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, and both of those places... More 

Thank Sara C
Prince William County, Virginia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We went because my husband loves Billy the Kid and he thought it was a great little place. The Museum is in a very small, but authentic town. I'm not sure they see a lot of visitors and there is no admission fee. We did, however, leave a donation, but would have been very willing to buy shirts and things... More 

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