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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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I love this place! It is a great place to take a family. It showcases our history in the best way possible by actually taking you there! I can't say enough about how great it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! It is a great place to take a family. It showcases our history in the best way possible by actually taking you there! I can't say enough about how great it is. The Candlelight ceremony is beautiful with all of the trails being lit up by luminaries. Don't miss it this Christmas!

Thank LubbockFlatlander
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to walk thru the history of ranching. During Christmas they offer a candlelight walk and volunteers dressed in period costumes greeting folks.

Thank 747belyndab
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go. Spend a day; look and learn, linger and discover. Walk the grounds and see what life in the era of the original cowboys looked like, felt like; the grounds are park-like: you'll hear the sounds that go with the sights. Take time to walk through the whole Center. If you can make it out for Candlelight at the Ranch,... More 

Thank Sarah H
Fredrikstad, Norway
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131 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I found it highly interesting to learn more about the early settlers and the way they lived. Do not miss the building with the branding irons. Advice: Take the suggested route to see the buildings and equipment in their chronolohical order.

Thank ifsm
Lubbock, Texas
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice calm place to take your time and walk thru a non cluttered area of tasteful western culture . Good place for family and kids.

1 Thank Greg L
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The "village" in back of the museum was the main attraction in my opinion. I really enjoyed seeing all of the old buildings and the signage was very informative.

1 Thank April M
Spring, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wow great place to visit for sure, and free admission too. The grounds are the museum of ranch houses thru different time periods, wonderful if you love the history of Texas - especially ranching.

1 Thank Gail F
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a great free activity to do with friends or family. Plenty of room to walk around and educational. We had an 18 month old and she loved the saddles and the train!! Want to go back with husband to read all the signs and see everything.

Thank Katie C
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a worthwhile visit to see how settlers lived throughout time in Texas. It is cool to look into the Adobes and houses which are still set up as if people live there. A couple hours well spent. Respect to those who upkeep this interesting place.

Thank AllieKingsby
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Always something new at the NRHC and it is a lovely respite in the middle of Lubbock which seems not to offer much in the way of natural respite. Come here, and enjoy, and support!

Thank JohnnyTTexas

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