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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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A Step into the Past

The Ranching Heritage Center is a wonderful place to learn about ranching in Texas. It includes everything from a dugout to a three story ranch house. It also includes a complete... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Ranching Heritage Center is a wonderful place to learn about ranching in Texas. It includes everything from a dugout to a three story ranch house. It also includes a complete section on the railroad and how it affected ranching. It can be enjoyed by children and adults. I highly recommend spending several hours there.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was the surprise of my recent trip to Texas!! Although born and raised in West Texas, I had never been to the National Ranching Heritage Center. Spread over 20 or acres at the edge of Texas Tech University, the Center offers a glimpse of ranching in Texas since the late 1700s. Actual houses and other dwelling from across Texas... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Actual dwellings from many Texas counties, showing the history of ranching over years of settlement. All laid out in a natural setting on the campus of Texas Tech. Great exhibits indoors too!

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is our first stop whenever friends and family come to visit from out of town. It's easy to get to off the Marsha Sharp Freeway. It's free, and the outdoor exhibits are excellent. Walking among the farm and ranch buildings brought here from around West Texas, one really starts to understand what it was like for europeans to try... More 

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A walk through the Texas of the frontier days -- set your own pace unless you're visiting during Candlelight at the Ranch at Christmastime, when there are lots of other folks visiting. Clean grounds, good exhibits, a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with family or friends.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We have always enjoyed going here. it was great t o see with the boys as new eyes on the history of the area. Lots of friendly folks and a great place to visit.

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Portales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Free! A step back in time! It is a walking tour and a long one, better be prepared for that. Great for families with children who need to run around in between exhibits! So many great things to see! You actually get to go into houses!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited the Ranch and Heritage center one morning with a 6 year old grandson. The trails lead us to homes and buildings from the past. Very educational! Our grand son enjoyed the outdoor hike, the stories that went with the homes, and he especially liked the locomotive, the loading ramps, and the train station. Hint to visitors....go in the... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A relaxing walk through the ranching exhibit outside and always good exhibits inside. I have found nice gifts for out of town friends and family at Cogdell's General Store, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

everything was great. Many things to see inside and out. Very nice little gift shop. Was there on a hot day but cool inside with some chairs to sit down.

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