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National Ranching Heritage Center

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Address: 3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
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+1 806-742-0498
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Although the 44,000-square-foot museum closes daily at 5 p.m., the 19-acre...

Although the 44,000-square-foot museum closes daily at 5 p.m., the 19-acre historic park closes at 4 p.m. It takes 45 to 90 minutes to see the ranch structures and walk the 1.5 mile pathway. Visitors should plan to visit the historic park early enough to complete their tour by 4 p.m.

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A Trip Back to the Old West

If you have an interest in the Old West, then this is the place for you! There is an amazing collection of original dugouts, wooden houses from the prairie, a one room school... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have an interest in the Old West, then this is the place for you! There is an amazing collection of original dugouts, wooden houses from the prairie, a one room school house, a train depot with a train, and even a 2 story home. There is a wealth of memorabilia from the time period including various types of... More 

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LUBBOCK, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If your looking for a day out with the kids this is the place to go. I enjoy the history in this place its also nice as an adult to learn about the south plains and what all became form this area.

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Thank Que B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to visit this and enjoy the history. Beautifully kept up. Was especially fun to go one Christmas season.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love it... wish they had some shaded place to sit and rest along the way. We went there and it got to 100 F... It was too hot. The place is really well maintained.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting place. A lot of history here. You can feel the past surround. Worth a visit! All the artifacts, art and exhibits are extraordinary. The staff is very nice and informative, as well. Whether you go just to go or there for an event or a field trip, you will enjoy every minute.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting to see how the settlers to this area lived when they first came to Texas. There are examples of the many different houses lived in depending on the time period. It only takes about an hour or so to go through the exhibits. When we were there admission was by donation. I recommend to help you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A real treasure! Wonderfully laid out and truly educational. A must see. Particularly special are the buildings used in ranching.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A longtime Lubbock resident once called The National Ranching Heritage Center "one of the crown jewels of Lubbock," This is a good way to put it. The historic buildings at the NRHC show what everyday life was like in days gone by. It is like stepping back in time for a glimpse into the past. It is educational for children... More 

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Brackettville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take your time here. The exhibits of houses aren't the best, but worth seeing. Inside are excellent displays

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had not been here in tears- very well kept up, great history, nice staff, and a great learning experience!

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