September 16-17, 2022

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Humble Beginnings

The simple music Jimmy Dean enjoyed as a boy at home and at church in his hometown  of Plainview, TX became the foundation for his country music career that had national impact.



From "Big Bad John" to "Dear Ivan," discover the stories behind Jimmy Dean's top hits and his career in music.


Jimmy Dean hosted his own TV show, was an actor, and starred in the commercials for his sausage brand.


Sausage Mogul

To younger generations Jimmy Dean is  and will  always be the "Sausage Man."

Experience the life of

Jimmy Dean

Best known now for his iconic sausage brand, Jimmy Dean was also a country music star,  a well-known entertainer, and a successful entrepreneur. Visit  us today and learn about his story from humble beginnings to business mogul and everything in between.


Llano Estacado

The Llano Estacado side of the museum features the regional history and pre-history of the Southern High Plains, which is also known as the Llano Estacado. The museum showcases exhibits on the region’s geology, Native American artifacts, and even a large Columbian mammoth's skull. Also depicted are large-scale storefront reproductions of a settlement era general store, schoolhouse, doctor's office, and more.


Visit us

Dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Jimmy Dean and the heritage of the Llano Estacado region, the Jimmy Dean and Llano Estacado Museum is located on the Wayland Baptist University campus  in Plainview, TX.

Book self-guided and guided museum tours online!

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