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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2503 4th Ave, Canyon, TX 79015-4183
+1 806-656-2244
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited after a day at Palo Duro. It was interesting since we didn't know a lot about the area. Gave us a good overview of the history and geology. The Pioneer town was well done. We didn't check out the art on the 2nd...More

Thank midwayhorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for what we expected would be a 20 minute breeze thru. Nope. The museum is much more interesting than we anticipated. We spent 90 minutes and committed to return when we have 3 or 4 hours to spend. I...More

Thank stevegTX643NZ
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for visiting. -Stephanie P, Marketing Director

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this museum several times over the last 25 yrs. It is always amazing to see this collection of history. Wonderful displays that help all who see it get a better understanding of what it was like on the high plains many...More

Thank James17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to the museum in a long time. It Is as good as it was when I was a kid. If you are in Canyon on vacation it is worth the time and money

Thank akah31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge museum, with lots of interactive displays. WW1 & WW2, Plains Indians, Oil production, old cars, geology, a mix of all kinds of history. You could spend a whole day in there. One of the best museums we've ever been in. A...More

Thank Debby G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum portrays the history of the Panhandle of Texas. Many interactive displays allow you to experience a way of life long past. From Dinosaurs to the petroleum industry, you'll see how the area came to be what it is today. Charles Goodnight, Native Americans...More

Thank Janette R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

For the price you pay upfront to enter the museum, you get to see so many exhibits and have the opportunity to learn so much. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area- it was probably the highlight of my trip through Canyon/Amarillo....More

Thank Reis S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very nice museum, but, the price is a little steep in comparison to other museums which are better -- such as Frontier Texas in Abilene and the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City. Discount for seniors was just $1 off. Was also disappointed in not being...More

Thank legendsofamerica
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting PPHM and we hope you enjoyed your visit. We do allow photography in all of our galleries except the art galleries. This is because many of our items are on loan or have copyrights that do not belong to PPHM, as...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

An extremely comprehensive representation of the history of the "Panhandle Plains," beginning with the developmental geology and continuing through the wildlife, both ancient and contemporary. Also depicted are the humans that have, and do, inhabit the area. Be sure to allow at least four hours,...More

Thank Robert B
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to come visit our museum. Your review was great to read and we appreciate the compliments. - Stephanie P, Marketing

Reviewed 13 August 2017

The history and the way it is explained and the app for guidance made this an amazing and unforgettable experience. From the way the plains native Americans lived, would you believe in apartments, to the explanation of oil exploration, this museum covers it all. Every...More

Thank Mad_Mervyn
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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