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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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You wouldn't think barbed wire would be that interesting, well this place proves that idea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lake trips

this place has anything and everything anyone would ever want to know about barbed wire. BUT the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“route museum”(10 reviews)
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.
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100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
+1 806-779-2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't think barbed wire would be that interesting, well this place proves that idea wrong. Great displays on barbed wire, farming and Route 66 in general. Well worth taking the time to visit if your're going past.

Thank TonyTanz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place has anything and everything anyone would ever want to know about barbed wire. BUT the best part of the place and is THE REASON TO STOP ! the Rt 66 museum . unless you want to learn all about wire lol

Thank theyaleguru
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic and informative museum that not only covers barb wire, farm tools, Route 66 and incredible pictures of the Dust Bowl. Free admission and the gift shop had items I hadn't seen at very low cost. A must see!

Thank Holly_C_2011
Reviewed 9 July 2018

McLean, Texas is a great place to take photos of Burma Shave signs, see out of the way Route 66 museums. Did not know what to expect, but really enjoyed the exhibits. Good for old west history and Route 66 history. Found great BBQ Sauce...More

Thank BWWC87
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Well it was very informative! Anything and everything one could want to know about barbed wire. The museum had some Good and bad elements. Good -the museum is free, they do except donations. Staff was very friendly. And it was interesting to see the history...More

Thank Ashle8181
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was a second visit to this museum. It is very nice, educational, and informative. Several new displays had been added since last visit. This is a great stop.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Although the museum may not look like much from the outside, inside it holds a wealth of information on a variety of topics. The museum bills itself as "Largest Barbed Wire Museum in the World" and the variety and quantity of barbed wire is amazing...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Cool museum about barbed wire. Very interesting and informative. Route 66 exhibit is awesome. Free admission (donations accepted)

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I have wanted to see this museum, since I read articles by Delbert True in Farm Collector Magazine. The first time I tried was a few years ago in March when the highway was covered with 18" of snow. This time was in August and...More

2  Thank Roundupready
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This little, free, step back in time is a real eye opener for anyone who has even the smallest question or interest in barbed wire. There are fences, cowboys, wars, tools, pieces of art, medicines....and even a Route 66 room. We thought it would take...More

1  Thank 967marthah
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