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National Ranching Heritage Center

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Address: 3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409-4103
Phone Number: +1 806-742-0498
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Western History Comes To Life

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a one and a half mile walk through Ranching History from the 1780's to the 1950's. Along the way we see how Spartan a life early settlers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a one and a half mile walk through Ranching History from the 1780's to the 1950's. Along the way we see how Spartan a life early settlers had. They lived, for the most part, in isolation from neighbors - they had to be creative, resourceful and self-sufficient. Inside the Center you'll find areas devoted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Son goes to Tech and have been to Lubbock numerous times and have been to other museums and attractions. Great place to visit on a nice fall day as nearly 50 buildings and displays to visit outside in addition to nice displays inside. Don't miss if you have a couple of hours and want to learn a bit more about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. It is my favorite place to go and I never get tired of it. It is fun, enjoyable, and educational. They have different activities throughout the year and my favorite is during the Christmas holidays when they have Christmas on the Ranch. The walkways will all be lit up... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Enjoyable look at ranching history and historic buildings. There is a bit of reading to make sense of the historic houses and a good bit of walking (plan accordingly with the weather). We went at Christmas time and the luminaries and period reenactments added to the fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I came on business but decided to see the top tripadvisor "thing to do" just so I can feel like I tried to see the town. I enjoyed this museum immensely and the staff was super nice. I used the app to essentially have an audio tour of the place and got an excellent sense of the history this place... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

So much to see and enjoy. The history of history of this area in ranching is very interesting and educational.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a very unique place. Lots of different buildings with different architecture for various time periods. Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes and clothes depending on the weather.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Excellent exhibits and information. Lots of information and buildings to see. Worth every minute we spent there.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Whether you live in Lubbock or are visiting, this is a wonderful museum to visit. tHey typically have western art on view in the galleries and/ special exhibitions pertaining to Southwest Texas. The most wonderful part is the collection of vernacular buildings available to tour on the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take our 3 girls (all over the age of 9) to spend the day exploring here. It was really fun! On Saturdays, volunteers dressed as "pioneers" are all along the trails offering all kinds of interesting info about the time period of certain structures. We downloaded the NRHC app and it had a fun scavenger hunt to... More 

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