History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon (up to a $20 value). The museum admits children younger than 4 for free.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's sprawling exhibits breathe life into 14,000 years of high-plains history. A giant crocodilian phytosaur highlights the paleontology area, which showcases prehistoric periods and events including the evolution of the American buffalo and more. Visiting duos can learn about the panhandle's petroleum industry on two floors packed with displays of unique drilling tools and tales of workers’ lives, or pause at the transportation exhibit in front of a 1903 Ford Model A. Rotating exhibits fill out gallery walls and include the notable Littlefield Murals that are on display to the public for the first time in 55 years, and the American Indian collection that features a Ghost Dance dress, a buffalo coat, and a battle shield used during tribes’ late-night role-playing-game sessions.
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
A century ago, most travelers had no choice but to explore the world by foot, unless, of course, they were rich enough to own a Wonkavator. With that in mind, they probably would appreciate visiting the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum—a facility that, in a sense, lets guests cover 26,000 square miles on foot in one visit. But that’s not the only big number behind the museum’s operation: it also houses more than 2 million artifacts, spanning 14,000 years of the region’s history. Inside, guests can marvel at themed displays, including those that showcase the Plains’ roots in paleontology, archeology, and a renowned art collection. They can also relive the hardships and courage of living in the Old West while plodding through a life-size Pioneer Town.
2503 4th Ave.
Canyon, Texas 79015