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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 wonderful perspective on West Texas life

A terrific place for people new to the area to understand the heritage and lifestyles of West Texas throughout the years. Also had a chance to attend a fundraiser with dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lubbock, Texas
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Northern Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Ranching Heritage Center. We parked there early on a game day and checked out the exhibits inside and out. Our 6yo daughter loved checking out the historic homes around the grounds. And then we were allowed to leave our car there for the game - it was all-around a great experience,

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Lubbock
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit and have lunch on the patio. Birds squirrel and bunnies come up to eat. Picnic area available wheelchairs can travel on the area.

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Lubbock, Texas
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A terrific place for people new to the area to understand the heritage and lifestyles of West Texas throughout the years. Also had a chance to attend a fundraiser with dinner served Chuckstyle (never saw so many unhappy "prissy and spoiled" people having to eat in such a rustic way)! There was a wonderful play based around Cowboy Poetry on... More 

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Thank bryanhildebrand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've ever wanted to see how West Texas was built, please visit this facility! Half and full dugout homes (built underground) were some of the most interesting to me. Ranch homes from the beginning of Lubbock a century or more ago are fascinating. You just gotta see it!

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Thank Patty C
Michigan
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection of ranch buildings all in one place and arranged chronologically. What an interesting resource for Lubbock and the admission is FREE

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic museum and gift shop. Plan to spend an entire afternoon and make sure you get photos with the long horned steer statues in the front.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk around in the old ranches and see up-close-and-personal the way people lived, worked and played when this area was settled. It is an amazing collection with a great variety of items on display. really very cool

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of wealthy ranchers contributed to this place. Exhibits are elegant and generous inside. Outside, the village is huge with over 40 stops. It's frustrating on some level because you can't access the village past 3 on weekends even though they close at 5. And on Sundays, they don't open until 1. So plan your visit with this in mind.... More 

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Thank Mary-FoodieBoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You begn by walking a trail to different authentic potrayals of life in west texas. Very fun for kids and school groups, educational for adults too.

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Thank Kay N
Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

View the authentic ranching experience from the late 19th and early 20th century. Loved all the real buildings moved to the site. Lots of walking; we did everything in a little under 2 hours. Mostly outdoors, so beware of increment weather.

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