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The Chisholm Trail Museum

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Address: 101 Chisholm Trl, Cleburne, TX 76033
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Wonderful trails and museum

Watch out in the tepee for the big spider, but the wildlife is amazing. Flowers, bugs, trees, raccoon tracks, and more! The museum is wonderful. It's a great visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Watch out in the tepee for the big spider, but the wildlife is amazing. Flowers, bugs, trees, raccoon tracks, and more! The museum is wonderful. It's a great visit.

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Thank spiderfeather
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Chisholm Trail Museum is a great place to spend a few hours. Big Bear museum is a wonderful place with a huge amount of history packed into a small space and you could easily spend 3 hours if you looked at everything on exhibit. The outdoor learning center is often manned with volunteer docents in period costumes- loved the... More 

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Thank Bearable1954
Texas
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It was a cold and windy day and we were in two minds about our planned visit. With 3 young kids, we were taking a chance. So happy we went. They loved the whole experience, especially the stage coach and the old school house.

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Thank petraAbuDhabi_Uae
Texas
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

What a wonderful self-guided museum! If you want a good glimpse of the wild west this is it. The exhibits are a recreation of actual settlement buildings - with complete one room school house, jail, stagecoach, etc. I had 4 kids with me ages 5-10 and they LOVED exploring it.

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Thank txstransplantnomore
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Except for the Indian museum, this is a free-fee area. Open on weekends and good weather, you can walk back in time to the time of stage coaches, one-room school houses, jails with sheriffs, and blacksmiths. This is an outdoor facility where you walk and experience the buildings mentioned above and more--including an original log cabin county courthouse. Docents explain... More 

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Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

These guys have put together a terrific museum and tourist stop on the Chisholm Trail. The American Indian artifacts are priceless and the layout is put together as well as any larger institution. Often there are living history docents in the 'village' and we were especially impressed with the blacksmith shop.

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Thank Bearable1954
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was kind of dead being it was a weekday at the end of September. We walked around looking at the rustic dwellings, stables and the blacksmith shop (was open and a gentleman was working). The inside museum was educational and had a lot of the areas historical artifacts. Nice lady working in there that answered a lot of our... More 

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Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Was closed, but we could still walk the grounds. Pretty little park. Antiques around. Lovely little garden. Buildings were well maintained. Next to a creek, and lake. Big trees. Gravel drive/walkways. Beautiful place to see history.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting historical exhibits. Live blacksmith demos. We often host guests from Germany, Canada, who want to see things about the "old west & texas cattle drives. Chisolm trail outdoor museum is perfect place to start before heading to Stockyards in Ft Worth.

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2 Thank Tom N
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

stopped there for a picnic lunch and ended up staying over an hour to see the historic buildings and displays. If you are into western history this is great, if not you'll be bored

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