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National Ranching Heritage Center

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Address: 3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
Phone Number: 18067420498
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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
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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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Fantastic! History up close & personal

Great way to spend a day seeing the history & culture of life on the plains the past 200 years. The layout is great in how you walk from house to house. Everything has been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Worth, TX
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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to spend a day seeing the history & culture of life on the plains the past 200 years. The layout is great in how you walk from house to house. Everything has been restored wonderfully to give you an excellent picture of what that homestead was like. It's a shame you can't walk into them anymore. My wife... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going here since I was a kid 30+ years ago and I recently took my own children to visit the Ranching Heritage Center. You will not find a better place in Texas to teach them about the homes and ranching heritage of this area. The kids loved it and you can see everything in less than 2... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many items to see, you need to go many times to see it all completely. The exhibits inside keep changing. Ranch Day and the Candlelight walk are two great events also

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Snyder, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was free, fun, and informative. There was so much to see and read. You could go through it quickly or take your time and spend a day. There is so much to see, I'd recommend a few hours to just see it let alone take pictures and read it all.

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum and walking tour. No admission although donations are graciously accepted. Gift shop available. Very clean. We have been to this museum twice now and each time I love it more. They had new exhibits this time.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With all the new things that Julie Hodges the Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education has been doing from getting native grasses planted to developing apps the NRHC has a whole new energy and focus. They are really linking the museum back to the Ranching community. If you have never visited or just haven't been recently, it's really time to... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun stop, and great for the kiddos needing some non-screen entertainment. We enjoy the educational treasure and look forward out next annual trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVE going to this place! I've been taking my kids since they were 4 yrs old and at 9yrs old they still love it!!! It's free to enter(donations accepted) and there is so much to see. The staff are very friendly and very informative. During the summer try to go earlier in the day to avoid the heat. And... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the only museums that I like because you can really get a feel of what old West Texas was like. You can walk thru houses and watch recreations of the old times. Love the old train!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Lubbock several times and had seen the museum but never stopped. Glad we made the time this trip. Very interesting museum. It was free and self guided.

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