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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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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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“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice museum with three floors of very interesting items. It is on the university campus. Parking was a bit confusing, but not too bad. The entrance fee was very reasonable. The staff was very friendly and hospitality.

Thank BarryHill1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best history museums in the US, from what I’ve seen. If it is ever within a days drive when you’re traveling you should make time to see it. Native American, ranching, gas and oil industry, art, and many other subjects...More

Thank lampliter403
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first arrived an hour before closing time and an employee showed me the general layout and encouraged me to bring the family the next day with plenty of time to explore. He told me that only 4% of their objects are displayed at any...More

Thank punkieontheroad
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. It is true most museums have only a small portion of their collection on display! We do have loans all over the world that help get more of it to the public. We are so glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great museum. Very diverse, fun, took several hours to go through and well worth the fee. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank theboxtranch
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Had not been here in years, and was glad to return. Free parking was easy just on the side street. Not at all crowded, though I am guessing it can get crowded. Huge and varied museum with exhibits for every interest area. Enjoyed learning more...More

Thank COGuest
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Wow what a well laid out museum. Professional curators have made this Texas museum the best in the state. Not crowded and lots of free parking. Lots of beautiful art and something for everybody.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went here for their open house at the beginning of December. I loved the people they had in the old pioneer town that told of the era. There was the lady saloon keeper, the one room school house with a teacher, and the old...More

1  Thank JIMMY P
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the annual Christmas Open House. We do it always that first weekend in December and love the Christmas joy it brings.

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Spent a few hours walking through the museum's collections ... great concepts and displays ... exciting even for this 70-year-old boy!

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This museum, in Canyon Texas, is a hidden gem. They have a great cross section of artifacts, from Coronado till today. The have a great art gallery, featuring a variety of styles, Native American art, Oil well and drilling, and items to make it fun...More

Thank JRJ7354
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to PPHM. Please come and enjoy it again soon.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A lot to see! Great place. Has a wide variety. Great History! Clean facility. Would recommend. Definitely put on your list to do!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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.
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