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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 #2 of 28 attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The houses were very well preserved, and the history of each was explained quite well. I enjoyed a lot - I wish I had more time. I only had 30 minutes for outdoor exhibits (which closes an hour earlier than inside). Don't miss out the souvenir shop. I found many gift items here.

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Hurst, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love the Ranching Heritage Center, I go there whenever I need to relax. The houses there are so well preserved you feel like you have stepped back in time. Great place!

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Austin, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

If you love Texas Pioneer history this is a must see place. They have 27 acres of restored ranch and pioneer housing. There are cabin, huts, dugouts, dogtrots, mess houses, bunk houses, smoke house, train stations, corrals, and just about any other building related to early ranch life. They are nicely restored and displayed with furniture and appropriate tools and... More

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West Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Well it's cold, but then again, it's December! :) We love visiting every year during Christmas at the Ranch. I love the displays, the history, the artifacts, the people dressed in period clothing doing period-appropriate activities is always fun to see and imagine what it would be like to live back then!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I really enjoyed the historic buildings, which are mostly outside and take a little bit of walking. Its a great museum and its free. The Texas Tech Museum is really close also so its easy to do them both. We take our out of town guests here and they all enjoy it.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Fantastic! I have been there three times and it is a MUST when bringing friends. The outdoor historic buildings are wonderful to explore and fun to imagine being in those times. The indoor exhibts are equally excelent.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The National Ranching Herritage Center is a great place to learn of the old southwest of Texas and the area. Lots of great items to look at and lots of real houses lived in 100+ yrs ago

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to visit when in Lubbock, TX. There are houses from different decades that are very interesting to see! The best time to go is during the Christmas open house, so much fun. It is held during the evening and there are people in period dress in each house. A must see!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I lived in Lubbock for 16 years and of all the attractions this was my favorite. It really shows how tough it must have been growing up in the west in those days.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place for a family to spend an afternoon learning about the history of ranching in the area. Great displays and wonderful special events held throughout the year. This is truly an outing that will make learning fun. We visited with our 5 year old grandson and he had a great time and was full of questions about the way... More

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