One of the best things about growing up in Canyon and going to school there were some of the cool things they had to offer. Canyon does have some coolness factors. I mean there is only a short drive to Palo Duro Canyon.

Another great thing is having an actual museum in the city. I grew up in Chicago so going to museums was one of those things I loved doing as a child. When I moved to Canyon I found out about the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. I spent many of my junior high and high school days just walking through. You can check out Pioneer Hall, The Texas Gallery, there are windmills, automobiles, even a paleontology section. There is so much to do and see.

If you have not taken advantage of this greatness you really need to. They always end up having great exhibits. So it changes up quite a lot. The one thing I would warn you, though, is to not make plans to go today or tomorrow.

I saw as part of a Facebook posting for them that they will be closed:

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will be closed all day in preparation for the Art Out Loud Gala THIS Friday and Saturday. Normal hours will resume again next week.

It's just a couple of days. I get it, it takes a lot of manpower to get ready for an event like this. Of course it is also hard to set up for an cocktail attire event at your location with people walking through. So it really does make a lot of sense.

Take this weekend to spend time out at Palo Duro Canyon. The weather looks to be perfect for that. You will have the opportunity to check out the museum again next week.

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