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“A labour of love”

Billy the Kid Museum
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Hico
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Owner description: A small exhibit and gift shop dedicated to this cowboy legend.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is free and therefore must run on a very tight budget as they rely on donations. It is clearly a labour of love for those who run it and are so enthusiastic.

There is a mixture of military memorabilia and Billy the Kid items. Several newspaper reports and other historic items from the period.

Worth a look if you are passing through but unless you are a Billy the Kid enthusiast probably not worth making a special trip for.

Thank Joanne L
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Hico is an authentic western town still clinging to its character. Besides the Billy the Kid museum, (and statue) there are lots of little shops and places to eat to explore as well. There are also some historic points of interest scattered in the mix. The museum is free, although they do appreciate donations. The docent in the museum was awesome. He was willing to take the time (with a couple of yankees) to point out several interesting items and the "truth" about Billy the Kid. He also shed some light on questions we had about the history between Dr. Pepper and the Bottling Company in Dublin, TX. Although there are a lot of items in the museum associated with Billy the Kid, they are not the only things in the museum. It was fun taking time to look over the memorabilia and especially the cash register and bar. If you find yourselves passing through Hico, spend some time in the Billy the Kid Museum, you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Thomas M
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

thanks for coming, Robert/pres.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

A piece of history. Well worth the time. Curator very knowledge and very willing to share her expertise. No charge for admission- donations appreciated. Be generous.

1  Thank LuAnn S
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

thanks

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The lady at the front was very knowledgeable about Billy the Kid. She was a delight and made our visit very interesting. 5 stars for her and interesting historic information.

This small regional museum is more like a flea market with stuff scattered about in a haphazard way. There is a beautiful wood bar and large antique cash register. 2 stars for the actual museum as it is in desperate need of organization.

A small gift shop area with a well researched book on Billy the Kid.

Thank Lisa B
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Robert D, Owner at Billy the Kid Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

we are a small 501 c3,we only take donations. we have no money to make this look like a big city museum. it does not look like a flee mkt. their are items setting around as we do not have the money to buy display cases.one of the problems a lot of the people that come in leave nothing. that's the reason we have to help pay the bills .yes the people that volunteer are very helpful and nice, all close to 80 years old. 1 vol. works 2 days a week 1 works 1 day a week the lady up front works 7 days as do I . this bldg. is over 100 years old a lot of work to keep up.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Interesting readings and photos about Billy the Kid; it seems he wasn't shot and killed by Pat Garrett and so no evidence proving when he died. Speculation over whether he lived in Hico under another name. Worth stopping at the little town, if on route, to see this free museum.

Thank T D B
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