Welcome to Panhandle Plains


And it's not all tumbleweeds. Midland is at the heart of the Texas energy boom, Lubbock embodies the region's rich music heritage with its favorite son, Buddy Holly, and Amarillo keeps cattle king of the Panhandle. Natural wonders include America's second-largest canyon, Palo Duro, where the Comanche fought on long after other tribes gave in. But the region's greatest assets are the tiny towns seemingly lost in the past.


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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Admission

Visit: Panhandle-Plains Historical MuseumThe Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has been described as the largest history museum in Texas and one of the nation’s premier museums, period. Located just a few miles from Amarillo as well as Palo Duro Canyon, we’re easy to find in the middle of Canyon, Texas. Just look for the big art deco building with the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. And a giant oil derrick inside. And a log-cabin out back. That’s us.Once you arrive, be sure to carve out enough time to enjoy our exhibits. If you’re a dedicated history geek, we’ve got enough to keep you occupied from open to close. For more casual museum-goers, you might plan to spend at least a couple hours touring our premises. We’ve got something for everyone, and can’t wait to make your acquaintance.

$42.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Brazos River Historical Cruise in Waco

When you board the boat you will be greeted and asked to take a seat. The 1st 5 minutes of the tour is introductions, location of bathroom and soft drinks.  The next hour of the tour is a guided historical tour where the captain cruises through downtown going in depth about the 16 different landmarks on the river.  The last hour is the "Safari" theme tour where we go into the smaller Bosque River and look at the wildlife.  You might see Blue Herons, turtles, raccoons, deer, hogs, Red Tailed Hawks.  We will pick up and drop in the same location.  We are located on the river next to the Hilton Hotel in downtown.

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