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Canyon’s Panhandle History Museum listing


The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in the town of Canyon was the only North Texas museum highlighted on Texas Monthly’s list of must-see art spaces in the state.

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About an hour’s drive from Plainview, a museum dedicated to the history of the Texas Panhandle was recently featured in a new roundup of must-see Lone Star art spots.

“Texas Monthly” recently published a list of exhibits and cultural centers to visit outside of the state’s largest metropolitan areas, and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in the town of Canyon was the only museum near Plainview highlighted.

The Panhandle-Plains Museum is the largest history museum in Texas and displays nearly 3 million artifacts that explore the state’s history over the past 14,000 years, according to the museum’s website.

Visitors to the museum will enjoy the West Texas cattle theme and “Prairie Deco” style that adorns the museum’s exterior, according to the Texas Monthly report. Guests also have the chance to learn about Texas geology, paleontology, and the history of petroleum in the area.

Other art spaces on the list are museums scattered across every corner of the state, from Beaumont in the southeast to Marfa in the west.