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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum

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Address: 100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
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+1 806-779-2225
09:00 - 16:00
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire,...

Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.

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More than Barbed Wire

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.

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank LnA-TravelingFans
Berkeley Springs, WV
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Mclean, TX is basically a ghost town where people still live. It's hayday was from the turn of the last century when oil was becoming king up to the time Interstate 40 was completed through the area. Mclean straddles the famous Route 66. The museum, originally a large brassiere factory, has three sections; one for Barbed Wire, one for Route... More 

Thank Paul M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Route 66 is dotted with museums and the like so this one was a little different. Who knew a museum about barbed wire could be so interesting. Its well worth a stop and a look, it also has lots of route 66 stuff in.

Thank Bluechaos1405
New Mexico
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101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really???? A barbed wire museum? Amazing collection of the wire and huge history displayed. Quite a collection. One man's dream or fascination.......wonderful.

Thank snoopysoupy
Freeport, Florida
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is so much info in this quirky little museum about Barbed Wire and the very important part it played in the history of the United States – as well as the rest of the world! The sheer number of Barbed Wire samples is unbelievable! Did you know that Barbed Wire is/was used in everything from taming the Wild West... More 

Thank CushyCouple
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

While we did spend the night in McClean at the Cactus Inn we were aware of the barbed wire museum from the Billy Connolly TV series. It did not disappoint. Much larger than we expected and had lots of Route 66 memorabilia in addition to the barbed wire and ranch history. Well worth the donation we chose to make.

Thank Aussieidler
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool step back in time of ranch life route 66 and mclean history fun for all ages. Barb wire displays and ez to get to

Thank Chuck W
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I love obscure roadside attractions and this didn't disappoint! I never realized barbed wire could be interesting. I actually enjoyed the museum and there were some nice print outs offering more information. They also had a small Route 66 museum.

Thank anirrocnaej
Gold Coast, Australia
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756 reviews
371 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This museum looks small on the outside, but it spreads and spreads once you're inside. The exhibits are clearly labelled, so a do-it-yourself tour is the best way to appreciate the many variations on a theme of barbed wire, including the instruments they used in so many ways to fashion and apply the "devil's rope" (which is what the Indians... More 

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burlingame kansas
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Since I collect old fencing tools, I had wanted to visit the museum. Was not disappointed, they have about every thing you could have in the way of old fencing tools.

1 Thank LarryE108

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