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Window on the Plains Museum

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Address: 1820 S Dumas Ave, Dumas, TX 79029-6002
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+1 806-935-3113
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Dumas was a bit out of our way, but this museum is well worth the trip! Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Tons of thoughtfully-displayed historical items. Hours of FREE... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dumas was a bit out of our way, but this museum is well worth the trip! Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Tons of thoughtfully-displayed historical items. Hours of FREE entertainment.

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Dumas, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The staff were very helpful and had wonderful stories to tell about their exhibits. I loved the variety of things they had to observe, and it was very enjoyable for my 2 year old nephew. I highly recommend visiting if you haven't already.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Wow.... this is worth the time to get out of the car to check out.... we enjoyed the entire muesem so many things to look at... great displays... take a trip back in time. The cost is nothing to get in.... but you will be so happy to drop some money in the donation boy.... they have done a great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed the museum and all of the exhibits which told the story of the area. The model of the refinery was really interesting to me.

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Thank David C
South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great place to tell the story of the town and it was right next door to a fabulous stake house Pecos diamond

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Dumas, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Free admission and well worth the stop to see this museum. There is lots to see plus The Art Center is joined with the museum.

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Thank Risa S
Austin, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

It seemed to be closed down but the outdoor exhibit was still available and the jet plane and APC were very interesting as well as all the farm implements.

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Thank Tonydt
Colleyville, Texas
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a very nice museum that shows how life was living in the Panhandle in the early 1900s. The museum is free, and I think it is well worth a stop to look and see what they have. I think kids will enjoy the various animals (not alive) that they have.

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Thank Frank M
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

It was nice it had quiet a vew things to see. A lot of western items. The vintage vehicales in the back were fairly nice. It did have a art room witch was nice to see also. The staff was freindly. They greated you propperly and could carry a conversation with you. The odd thing was how they had everything... More 

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Thank Breanna F
Happy Valley, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We did not expect much from a museum with free admission in this somewhat isolated town, and were very pleasantly surprised. The displays consist of a lot of donated collections, such as military memorabilia, toy tractors, tools, and huge farm tractors and implements. In addition, there are reconstructions of some 1930's era rooms such as doctor's offices, living rooms, stores,... More 

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