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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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“pioneer town” (64 reviews)
“gun collection” (14 reviews)
“oil drilling” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We had so many questions about the history and process of mining Oil and Gas. This museum answered them. The museum is really large, on the campus of Texas A & M University and is packed full of cool stuff from prehistoric skeletons to a...More

Thank viajamujer
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so very much for visiting PPHM. We are so glad you enjoyed the petroleum displays and found them interesting and informative.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As a former New Yorker, it is hard to be impressed by museums after seeing the Metropolitan and the Museum of Natural History. The PPHM was an unexpected experience that left me amazed! We arrived mid-afternoon and they had to throw us out at 5...More

Thank Nebulous V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A wonderful reflection of the natural, social and economic history of the Panhandle Plains. The staff are helpful, the displays are very well done and the diversity means that every visitor will find things that are of personal interest. Only difficulty is getting a car...More

Thank Bill H
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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