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The Chisholm Trail Museum will show you information about pioneers in Cleburne. You’ll see sone of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin G
Cleburne, Texas
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great place to see old things

We enjoyed seeing from back in the old days. They have all kinds of things to look at and see that... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Patty K
Cleburne, Texas
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101 Chisholm Trl, Cleburne, TX 76033
+1 817-648-4633
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chisholm Trail Museum will show you information about pioneers in Cleburne. You’ll see sone of the original buildings and learn about the pioneers. There is also a garden with wildflowers. You can take classes to learn ways Native Americans used the flowers and herbs....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Bear Museum was separate from the Chisholm Trail Museum grounds although at the same place. The Big Bear Native American Museum was ok, but the rest of the Chisholm Trail grounds was a big waste of time. Many exhibits were locked or closed....More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed seeing from back in the old days. They have all kinds of things to look at and see that you may never have seen.

Thank Patty K
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Seeing the various museums which tell the history of the Old Chishom Trail is one of my Texas Bucket List items. The outdoor Chisholm Trail Museum in Cleburne is an excellent stop along the way. The outdoor museum includes a number of historic buildings, including...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is a wonderful treasure in Johnson County. Located on the shores of Lake Pat Cleburne, the site is on the original plot of the county seat. There is an old 1880 school house, jail, blacksmith shop and stagecoach station where local...More

Thank Bearable1954
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Another quaint museum in Cleburne. A fabulous collection of ancient Indian arrow heads depicting the the various tribes and the time period they inhabited the area. Indian artifacts and a history of the Chisholm Trail are on display. You can also walk the grounds and...More

Thank Conrad A
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Visited during the annual Pioneer Days which featured the firing of the cannons, period-dressed guides offering activities and information, honey tastings, viewing of the blacksmith working, a longhorn cattle drive, and music. The guides were very informative and friendly. The vendors were mostly in and...More

Thank wendyquest
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a peaceful lakeside setting on Hwy 67 just west of Cleburne that is worth a visit. Although it is usually closed on weekdays, you could probably take a picnic in to chill out a bit then. On weekends, the small but interesting Indian...More

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit and we learned a lot. The museum is interesting and has a great seek and find attraction for kids. Lots of cool stuff for out of towners to purchase souvenirs too.

Thank My Info S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting history. However the exhibit is not well maintained. Also, they are only open starting on Thursdays. See picture for schedule and entrance fees. Walking tour was open and allowed for some touring.

Thank Edward P
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