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National Ranching Heritage Center

Address: 3121 Fourth Street, Box 43200, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
Phone Number: 806 742 0498
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lubbock, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Ranching Heritage Center was one of the first places we visited when we moved to Lubbock. We continue to take our family visitors from back east to the Center. They are always impressed. The Ranching Heritage Center really helps you see and fell how live was lived in the past. Highly recommend that you visit the Center.

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Canyon, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

friendly people view at your own pace, was a great place, enjoyed the walk thru the old ranch houses.

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Lubbock, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We took our grandchildren from Chicago to see the Ranching Heritage Center and it was a great learning experience for them. Seeing the old period homes was fascinating to them and to see how people lived during that time period. We have been to the center several times and they continue to update the center with new and more displays.... More 

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This attraction is free (donation appreciated) and has a large collection of homes from frontier days from the area in and around Lubbock. Recommend it very highly!

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Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A Must see for anyone visiting Lubbock! REAL RANCH houses moved from their original locations and reconstructed in this life size tour! Anyone can do the walking tour it is nice smooth paths and delightful.

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Friendswood, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A collection of farm and ranch buildings assembled over several acres. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds and looking through the various examples of shelter, grand houses, mercantiles and barns. It provides a realistic view of life and conditions on the South Plains in days of yore. Nice exhibits indoors as well. If you have never visited the RHC,... More 

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Red Oak, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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