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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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No, really, it's interesting.

A good place to stretch your legs along Route 66. There was a very nice woman inside who had a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erika K
Berwick, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Pleasantly surprised

We stopped here as it was on our list of places to see on Rt 66. We were a bit disappointed in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Venice, Florida
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Museum dedicated to showing the story of the West through barbed wire, cattle brands and route 66 memorabilia.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good44%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dust bowl” (11 reviews)
“barbed wire” (46 reviews)
“route museum” (9 reviews)
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100 Kingsley Street, McLean, TX 79057
+1 806-779-2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to stretch your legs along Route 66. There was a very nice woman inside who had a lot of knowledge about the history of Route 66 and barbed wire. We bought a piece of the road to always remember the trip. As...More

Thank Erika K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here as it was on our list of places to see on Rt 66. We were a bit disappointed in the amount of the museum that is actually about Rt 66. But you have to appreciate all the other displays they have in...More

Thank mcriss50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen this place on Billy Connolly's Route 66 road trip DVD and to be honest thought it was a bit of a joke. We visited and it was brilliant. Lots and lots of history and the lady inside had lots of information. The...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting free museum with all different kinds of barbed wire. There's also some Burma Shave signs from the Route 66 days & a reproduction of a diner from the town's heyday. Well worth the time & expense (hee hee).

Thank jsthelin
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect when we came here. Have to say it was one of the best museums we saw on Route 66. Very helpful (volunteer) staff, where m=nothing was too much trouible for them. I just loved this museum

Thank wannabeaussie
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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
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Larry D
28 July 2016|
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