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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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Travellers talk about
“pioneer town” (63 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed going to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Cannon, Texas. it is on the West Texas A&M University. The museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. The staff is very nice and also informative. There are three floors of exhibits...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were impressed by the amount of information regarding the history and culture of the Plains and its people. As visitors from the East Coast we learned a great deal and had a much better understanding of the development of this area and were glad...More

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. So much history. The exhibits are first class and so reflective of our history. Worth visiting annually.

Thank slaterster03
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. It is always a pleasure to see someone who had a great time at PPHM.

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

So happy we made this stop after going through Palo Dura canyon. Awesome exhibit of Drilling an oil well, and a film about the Plains through the years. Well worth the stop.

Thank PFramme
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My favorite part of the museum was the Pioneer Town. It was quite authentic with piped in sounds of a pioneer town. The entire museum was well done and easy to walk through. There was something of interest for everyone.

Thank LadyRver
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is on the campus of West Texas A&M university. No matter what your interests are they have something for everyone.this is a don’t miss if you’re in the area

Thank BigTex62
Stephanie P, Public Relations Manager at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

We are so glad you enjoy coming to PPHM!

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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