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Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum

100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
+1 806-779-2225
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Quirky and Cool

Stopped here along our trek on Route 66. I had no idea how thorough and in depth this would be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carpinteria, California
Very interesting museum

The Devil’s Rope museum was fascinating. The samples of barbed-wire are extensive and the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good43%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dust bowl” (11 reviews)
“route museum” (9 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
+1 806-779-2225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here along our trek on Route 66. I had no idea how thorough and in depth this would be. There's so much to see and learn about barbed wire. And I couldn't believe it was free!. This is a must stop for those doing...More

Thank CA_dreamer__103066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Devil’s Rope museum was fascinating. The samples of barbed-wire are extensive and the history most interesting. There are displays of the many tools and machines used in making and installing barbed-wire and many examples of fasteners, couplers and staples. Additionally, there are other displays...More

Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I spent the bulk of my visit in the Dust Bowl and Route 66 sections. I did appreciate the barbed wire sculptures as well as the quirky name of the museum.

Thank LnA-TravelingFans
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Mclean, TX is basically a ghost town where people still live. It's hayday was from the turn of the last century when oil was becoming king up to the time Interstate 40 was completed through the area. Mclean straddles the famous Route 66. The museum,...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Route 66 is dotted with museums and the like so this one was a little different. Who knew a museum about barbed wire could be so interesting. Its well worth a stop and a look, it also has lots of route 66 stuff in.

Thank Bluechaos1405
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Really???? A barbed wire museum? Amazing collection of the wire and huge history displayed. Quite a collection. One man's dream or fascination.......wonderful.

Thank snoopysoupy
Reviewed 23 October 2016

There is so much info in this quirky little museum about Barbed Wire and the very important part it played in the history of the United States – as well as the rest of the world! The sheer number of Barbed Wire samples is unbelievable!...More

Thank CushyCouple
Reviewed 28 September 2016

While we did spend the night in McClean at the Cactus Inn we were aware of the barbed wire museum from the Billy Connolly TV series. It did not disappoint. Much larger than we expected and had lots of Route 66 memorabilia in addition to...More

Thank Aussieidler
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool step back in time of ranch life route 66 and mclean history fun for all ages. Barb wire displays and ez to get to

Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I love obscure roadside attractions and this didn't disappoint! I never realized barbed wire could be interesting. I actually enjoyed the museum and there were some nice print outs offering more information. They also had a small Route 66 museum.

Thank anirrocnaej
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Larry D
What does it cost to go in?
28 July 2016|
Response from Larry D |
Free admission