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National Ranching Heritage Center

3121 Fourth Street, Box 43200, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
806 742 0498
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Red Oak, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very interesting collection of actual houses and structures removed from their original location, brought to the Center and reconstructed and/or restored. A self guided walking tour. Very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being from Lubbock we tend to neglect this historic collection of building located at Texas Tech. Everyone should take time on a warm day to walk the grounds of the NRHC and look at the work and effort that has gone into preserve not only artifacts of early life on the plains, but complete historic building of the people and... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The best exhibits by far are the buildings outside, so try and go on a day when the wind is not blowing and it is pleasant outside. Spend some time thinking about what it was like to be a pioneer in this difficult environment. The museum also hosts frequent activities and my daughter loves being part of the junior rough-riders.... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Drive right past it on the freeway and all you see is a windmill sticking up... Once you enter you truly feel like you just stepped back in time. Well done Texas Tech ...go on a nice day makes a great time with the family.

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Lubbock, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

TRHC is a great option if you are looking for a fun family day, or a casual day learning about the settlement history of our area. They have assembled a collection of buildings, businesses and homes from different periods so you can walk through and experience the changes of the area as it changed from open land to settled territory.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A must see in Lubbock. Truly shows one how hard living in the West actually was. Very informative and makes one grateful for current times. Old houses restored from area and exhibits and art well worth your visit. A lot of interesting history here!

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must visit while in Lubbock...a trip back in time for those interested in how the west was settled. We went during Christmas and were entertained by people in vintage dress serving cookies made in a wood fueled oven. Period musicians played carols and music from the past. It's a treat for young and old

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Museum is wonderful. The buildings on the grounds are excellent. Each building was taken from an original site and put back together exactly as it left the land. The exhibits on the inside are well-done. Like all museums, they rotate exhibit installations and are always excellent. Wear comfy shoes to follow the path from building to building as well... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was truly the exhibit to give you the knowledge of Texas Pioneer Life. And I also loved the artist exhibits that were presented at the time of our visit. This was truly another highlight of our trip through Texas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

A great place to learn about the real American West. My husband is from Pakistan and this was his first time to go. I have been a few times. It was great to see it with new eyes. He loved the restored houses and buildings, and was amazed by the jackrabbits. The best thing for him was standing in rooms... More

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