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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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Dubbed the largest history museum in Texas, visitors are wowed by the more than three million artifacts pertaining to the vivid past of the Panhandle region. Exhibits explore subjects such as Western heritage, paleontology and fine arts.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pioneer town” (53 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My only regret is not budgetting enough time to see this museum. Every time I thought a had seen all the displays, I turned a corner into somthing new. Very well done and engaging displays covering the full history of the area. Well worth the...More

Thank Allison R
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Allison, We are so glad you had a great time at PPHM. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon. -Stephanie, PPHM Marketing Director

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Packed full of exhibits and so educational. We were there for four hours and still didn't get to view everything. Tons of information. Great place to stop.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great. Everything you need to know about the Panhandle history. Lots of prehistoric bones well set up displays. Wonderful old cars, trucks, equipment, & windmills. Coolest thing to do in town in town. Plenty of parking & easy access to interstate. You...More

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for things todo in Canyon would recommend this to anyone interested in history. Hugh place with a lot of different items telling the story of the area and oil history.

Thank carbuilder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This s the largest history museum, I think in Texas. It has original western items; Charles Goodnight and Quanha Parker. The other areas are really fascinating. Plan at least 2 hours. Well worth it. A MUST SEE.

Thank highfw2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine if you need to kill time with some A/C, but not worth $10. They do have some cool stuff. See pics.

Thank uscchic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Assumed, this musuem was a non-event marginally worth a stop. However, to my surprise the musuem was quite a treasure, especially for folks that have an active courisity on texas panhandle history. It is a huge, well-maintained musuems covering many of the key influences and...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's incredible to find a museum of this caliber in a small town like Canyon. The University attached has a lot to do with it - but this museum has been wowing people for ages now! If you want to revisit the history of the...More

Thank Cary and Kelly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually visit this museum each summer with my kids when they are out of school, and we always enjoy it, but this year I am especially impressed! We attended PPHM's special event "Night at the Museum" where visitors could explore the exhibits by flashlight...More

Thank Elana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum! We weren't sure what to expect but this museum is huge. They have so many exhibits with items from that time period. There are geology, dinosaur, Indian, early settlers, oil boom, car, art and present day life exhibits . The pioneer life town...More

Thank Frostyrosty1
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Judy M
What r hours of museum on Sunday
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.
What are the hours Christmas week and is there any art?
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