Kris Sandoval

Chisholm Trail Museum’s Pioneer Days. 

Cleburne's annual pre-Thanksgiving Day trip back in time, Pioneer Days, is back and bigger than ever.

The event, held at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum, runs 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. today through Sunday.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, senior citizens, members of the military and first responders.

As always, events and activity aplenty are planned.

Gunfighting skits will stage all three days courtesy of the Legends of Texas. Scheduled also are 14 music and live performance events including western music, bluegrass and cowboy poetry and storytelling.

Animal aficionados have much to cheer. Magical Animal Production's petting zoo affords visitors up-close encounters with camels, goats and other beasts. Driving teams of horses and carriage rides will also be available. 

Terry's Texas Rangers will be on hand to shoot canons and perform Civil War reenactments.

Food trucks will be onsite as well as vendors galore to offer Native American crafts not to mention Cleburne and CTOM centric gifts, goodies and stocking stuffers. 

Open also will be the museum's regular attractions including Johnson County's original courthouse, a jail and working blacksmith shop, the one-room schoolhouse and the Big Bear Native American Museum. New attractions added since last year include a double dog run building housing a museum dedicated to area law enforcement on one side and Terry's Texas Rangers' headquarters on the other. 

CTOM celebrates the history of the Chisholm Trail, pioneer life and local history.

The museum is at 101 Chisholm Trail Drive off U.S. 67 on the banks of Lake Pat Cleburne.

For information, visit jcchisholmtrail.com.

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