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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 Fourth Ave
Canyon, TX 79015

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Hours and Admission Prices

Explore a fascinating collection of North Texas history at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. The museum's exhibits preserve and present the stories of the People of the Plains, from pioneers to Native Americans. View one of the finest collections of Southwest art in the U.S., see fossilized skeletons of extinct animals, step into the life-sized pioneer town to experience day-to-day life on the frontier, and learn about the region's oil industry.

Located 20 minutes south of Amarillo, on the West Texas A&M University campus, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is home to the largest historical collection in Texas. Your visit is sure to be an exciting, educational and memorable one.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Hours

September - May
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

June - August                   
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM   

Sundays 1 PM - 5 PM 

The museum is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Admission Prices

Adults: $12.50
Seniors (65+) and Active or Retired Military: $10
Groups over 20: $9 (must pre-book)
Children (4-12): $6
Children's Groups: $3
Members and Children Under 4: Free
West Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff, and Students with Buff Gold Card: Free

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is a Blue Star Museum!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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. Our permanent exhibits cover art, paleontology, agriculture, petroleum, transportation, geology, fine art and much more.   For our special exhibits, any subject is fair game. Items featured in the video game Red Dead Redemption? Pop Culture of the past 60 years? Traveling exhibitions on loan from museum’s across the country? All of those have been on display as recent special exhibits. Expect something new every time you return!

Guided tours can be booked for groups of 20 people or more. Please contact the museum to arrange a time and date.

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The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum offers many fun and exciting programs throughout the year, from Christmas Open House in December to the annual Night at PPHM in June. Visit for a complete list of events.

Prices and dates are subject to change. Please check the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's website before making plans.

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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
2503 Fourth Ave
Canyon, TX 79015

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