Devil’s Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas

They say that good fences make good neighbors. And if that is the case the Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean, Texas must have some pretty fantastic neighbors. This Route 66 attraction is dedicated to an unlikely and pretty sharp subject: barbed wire fencing.

Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66

Opened in 1991, the Devil’s Rope Museum celebrates all things barbed wire. Check out the giant balls of barbed wire that flank the name plaques outside, then come inside to explore a huge expanse dedicated to the fencing. Learn about the history of barbed wire and its impact on the development of the Old West while browsing displays of different types of the fence wire, artifacts and examples, salesman samples, fencing tools used to make and maintain fences, branding irons, historical documents, photographs, and wire art.

While you’re at the barbed wire museum you can also check out the Texas Route 66 exhibit with vintage signs, a Texas map, photographs, a recreated 1950s diner, and a giant cow.

There’s also a gift shop up front where visitors can purchase samples, books, postcards, and more.

If you’re on the fence about visiting this Texas roadside attraction, don’t be! Be sure to visit post haste!

Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Steel T-Posts and mallets
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Rock Quarry Tools and Rock Post Fence
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Barbed wire chairs
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Candlestick Stay Appliers
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Salesman samples
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Cowboy sculpture
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Barbed wire sculpture
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
In-Line Tighteners and Post Mounted Tighteners
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Fence stays
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Old West Wire Wagon Display
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Splices
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Barbed wire splices
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Planter wire
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Covered wagon
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Brands of famous people
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Brands
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Texas Route 66 Exhibit
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66
Devil's Rope Museum: Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas on Route 66

Looking to visit more of the best attractions on Texas Route 66? Also be sure to check out VW Slug Bug Ranch, the Leaning Tower of Texas in Groom, Cadillac Ranch, and The Big Texan Steak Ranch.

Devil’s Rope Museum/Barbed Wire Museum/Texas Route 66 Museum

Address: 100 Kingsley St, McLean, TX 79057
Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
Cost: Free to See

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They say that good fences make good neighbors. And if that is the case the Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas must have some pretty fantastic neighbors. This Route 66 attraction is dedicated to an unlikely and pretty sharp subject: barbed wire fencing. Add the barbed wire museum in Texas to your travel itinerary. #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #TexasRoute66 #Texas #TexasRoadTrip #TexasRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip
They say that good fences make good neighbors. And if that is the case the Devil's Rope Museum in McLean, Texas must have some pretty fantastic neighbors. This Route 66 attraction is dedicated to an unlikely and pretty sharp subject: barbed wire fencing. Add the barbed wire museum in Texas to your travel itinerary. #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #TexasRoute66 #Texas #TexasRoadTrip #TexasRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!