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National Ranching Heritage Center

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Address: 3121 Fourth Street, Box 43200, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
Phone Number: 806 742 0498
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice place

I loved this place the train was cool the barn with the stage and all the different brandings were so cool took us about hour and half to walk around through the whole thing but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I loved this place the train was cool the barn with the stage and all the different brandings were so cool took us about hour and half to walk around through the whole thing but it was worth and it's free bought some cool knick knacks from the gift shop and donated 5 bucks Every one should go here

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Ozona, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We love western history, so we enjoyed this unique museum very much. The Art Exhibit was especially nice, and my husband loved the Western Saddle Exhibit. The buildings were interesting, and we'd read about many of the ranches from which they came.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a hidden gem that should be seen and enjoyed by all who are interested in our history and the people that lived it. It has a huge number of dwellings and other buildings right out of the old west. It should not be missed.

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Haskell, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

very interesting, lots of things to see. old western buildings, barns and windmills. See how people used to live.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There's historical museums...and then there's museums like this one where you're literally walking in to the past. This was really great. We took a homeschool field trip here and my 5 (soon to be 6) year old probably enjoyed herself more than anyone else. You can read a book about history and look at pictures all day long but there's... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The Ranching Heritage Center is amazing. With real pioneer buildings located in one outdoor walking trail. All are outfitted and decorated in the way they may have been in the 1800's. Plaques and a map help infor m the visitor on the buildings use and distinct history. My kids love it! (Be sure and keep eyes peeled for the jack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to send 2-3 hours while in Lubbock. There is a self-guided walking tour that includes 50+ original Texas plains homes, ranch houses and schools from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. The interior includes both permanent and temporary exhibits of West Texas culture. On loan through mid-March is a terrific exhibit of Harold Dow Bugbee art.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is worth the walk. Allow time to read all the historical descriptions for each building. An excellent preservation of history.

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Abilene, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Something for everyone..important historical prospective, but the entrance was very difficult to find off a busy highway: need a real ranch entrance!

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Roswell, New Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum was Fantastic. I am not a person really into the ranch seen but I loved this museum. The buildings outside were moved there from the original sites. The train they have is unbelievable. I want to visit the museum again if I am in Lubbock.

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