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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 30 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everyone, especially kids should see this. It takes you from the sod house to the present. The utensils, furniture ,tools - they're all there. I was amazed at the collection of branding irons, barbed wire and artifacts. The steam locomotive with cattle cars, caboose and livestock corral and loading ramp show just one aspect of ranching. The art exhibit has... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We drove through Lubbock on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. We got into town mid-afternoon and were looking for something to do for a couple hours before we checked into our bed and breakfast. This center is on the grounds of Texas Tech University and easy to find on 4th Street. We strolled through the history of Texas homesteads, sometimes... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best places to visit in Lubbock. Tells the story of the South Plains and life of early settlers. The exhibits are all original homes and equipment used in early Texas. Not only is it great for kids, it is for all ages. A must see while visiting this area.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everyone that wants to learn more about our wonderful Lone Star State and early settler days should take time to visit this impressive Center. Having grown up in The Panhandle, there's so much here that I can relate to. The camps for kids which is coming up next week is a great way to teach this younger generation about how... More

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have been to the Ranching Heritage Center multiple times since I was a child. A year ago, we decided it would be fun to take the kids for their first visit. We had a great time, and the kids enjoyed seeing "All the old stuff" but it was really really hot! If you are going to go, it is... More

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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

nice outside venue along with the inside museum and old prairie homes and buildings from the area that have been saved and moved to this site.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Attended a special reception at this place. Really a unique place. Well maintained, very informative. Great learning facility for our youth, lots of history. Buildings on site, train exhibit really realistic. Wish I had experience it earlier on visits to Lubbock.

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Carthage, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I loved the history and the hands on displays. I also loved the little general store. The wild life that is allowed to flourish in the center made things so fascinating and authentic to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

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Mansfield, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

There are about 50 old ranch related buildings - houses, barns, school houses, etc. I was disappointed that many had visible angle iron and modern nails and screws but otherwise it is a very good collection. See how people lived out west in the late 1800's. There is a little to see in the air conditoned buidling but the rest... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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