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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 30 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I loved the Ranching Heritage Center!! It had a small indoor museum, and then all the period buildings outside, set up like a stroll into the past :) Most of the buildings were authentic, and had been moved, and a few were reproductions. They were finished with period furnishings, and had signs with descriptions of each one. It is all... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The people are very nice and helpful. The grounds are well maintained. The exhibits are interesting. The gift shop is wonderful! Nice selection of items. Great place to take kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Convenient to Texas Tech campus, this is a very well thought out attraction. Wonderful exhibits, both indoors and outdoors. Would recommend joining their membership club.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This might not spring to mind as a must see but on the advice of my travel guide we visited the Centre. It is excellent, the reconstructed buildings give a real insight into the lives of turn of the century ranchers. Well worth a couple of hours. It is free to enter!

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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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