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Red River Valley Museum

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Address: 4600 College Dr, Vernon, TX 76384-4052
Phone Number:
+1 940-553-1848
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Tue - Fri 10:30 - 17:00
Sat 10:30 - 14:30
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Red River Valley Museum is closed Sunday and Monday.

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Great Museum of West Texas History

We read the reviews, we were ready to spend a couple of hours going through the museum.....well.....three and a half hours later, we finally left. Paunchy, the curator there was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Katty F
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We read the reviews, we were ready to spend a couple of hours going through the museum.....well.....three and a half hours later, we finally left. Paunchy, the curator there was so helpful and informative. There is so much history written and oral, that the time we spent still didn't cover it all. There is an entire room full of taxidermied... More 

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Dallas, TX
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443 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Red River Valley Museum, located on the campus of Vernon College in Vernon, is an interesting Texas history museum, combining Native American artifacts, prehistoric fossils found in the area, hunting trophies from all over the world, local ranching history, and an exhibit about the life and works of Electra Waggoner Biggs, internationally famous sculptress and artist. The museum has... More 

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Copperas Cove, TX
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

From the TX archeological artifacts to info about the interaction of natives with the early settlement of ranching TX, this museum had it all. The interactive displays and wonderful guided tour made the visit well worthwhile.

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Grapevine,
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

My family enjoys coming to this museum, it is not crowded and gives the kids time to look at everything and time to read. Everyone that enjoys museum need to come and view this museum and find the enjoyment of the staff and the knowledge they have to offer.

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Texas
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This museum has been newly renovated and is well worth a visit. It includes new exhibits on ancient fossils and Native artifacts that were found in the region, as well as new exhibits on the Great Western Cattle Trail that passed through the area. This exhibit includes a talking cowboy that tells you about what life was like on the... More 

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Artrhur City, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

worth the time, not always open but very enjoyable tour. If there IS a place worth spending the time to visit in this area this is it. I would love to go again & again & you will too.

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Porter, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We were at Vernon junior college for volleyball tournament and decided to walk over and check it out. It is under construction but what we did get to see was very interesting. Old weapons and many many stuffed animals that were killed and lots of history. If you like history and finding out stuff about Texas towns it is perfect... More 

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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This museum is a great museum for a small city. The wild animal room is the best you can find. Well maintained and the history of the area is great.

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Adelaide
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

We spent a lovely late morning to mid afternoon here. Admission is free, but donation appreciated. The museum has a very interesting local collection including prehistoric exhibits up to present day, the Waggoner family ranch history and the talking cowboy (hologram) who tells us what life was like on the cattle drives. Museum Director Sherry and Ponchy both were so... More 

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Dallas, TX
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164 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I haven't been here yet, but while researching a trip I noticed a reviewer stated that the website address was incorrect. That's true. The correct address, I believe is RRVM.net.

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