Panhandle Plains Historical Museum - Canyon, Texas

April 5, 2019

The next attraction on the list for my Amarillo trip is actually not in Amarillo but in a small town to the south called Canyon. This is where the largest history museum in Texas is located and being the history fanatic that I am I had to check it out. Also, my dad went on a school field trip here in the late 1950s and was very excited to come back and see all that has changed. Both Dad and I were happily surprised with just how awesome and well laid out this museum actually is.

The Panhandle Plains Historical Society was founded in 1921 by students and faculty of the local college. In 1933 the museum opened at its current location and has since grown to house over 3 million artifacts including an entire town replica. This old pioneer town was the absolute best part of the museum! It was like stepping back in time and seeing just how people lived all those years ago. What would make this exhibit even better? Actors dressed in period costume! Someone should certainly mention that to the museum curator!

Overall, the museum was very well organized and showed the history of the panhandle plains from Native American times to present day. So much history in one museum! No wonder it took us well over 2 hours to see everything. And that's without stopping to read everything. You could easily spend 3-4 hours here. This is a must see for anyone visiting the Amarillo area. Trust me, you won't regret it!

Things To Know:

-Admission price is $12.50 for adults (less for children and seniors)
-Allow 2-3 hours minimum to see the museum
-Parking is FREE
-There is a small gift shop 
-The museum is actually located on a college campus

Until the next adventure, 
Melanie ❤

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