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National Ranching Heritage Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pioneer museum

Great visit, be sure to take the trolly tour of the grounds with early settler homes, the docent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Really fun

We went on a field trip and they have a really neat scavenger hunt. Really friendly people and nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Although the museum closes at 5 p.m., the 19-acre historical 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409-4103
+1 806-742-0498
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Reviewed June 19, 2006

Break in schedule allowed for a visit in June 2006. Without really "pushing it" spent about three hours there, and that was just the outside portion. The Jewell House with the "shooting slots" and the upstairs area that was used during raids, drift fences, dugouts,...More

4  Thank freqflyer3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit, be sure to take the trolly tour of the grounds with early settler homes, the docent gives a great talk about the exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a field trip and they have a really neat scavenger hunt. Really friendly people and nice upkeep.

Thank Amandasarah86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is dedicated to ranching. It primarily offers a number of example of ranch houses. It is interesting but not something I would go a long way out of my way to visit.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This institution is located on/near the campus of Texas Tech University. It is a beautiful facility surrounded by art and historical replicas of/from the old west. It really is a fine homage to ranchers, West Texas and the American frontier.

Thank TeddyDean
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A fantastic history of Ranching you should not miss. Real buildings from the past, that have been moved from their original ranch to the NRHC. The are fantastic to see anytime of the year, but if you can see them during the 2nd weekend in...More

1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Took my daughters senior pictures here. Lots of great backgrounds for the photographer to work with. Staff was not as friendly about taking pictures.

1  Thank sth0mas0n
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

A must for our family Christmas We love the whole experience even if the lines are long You are carried back in time to a century ago and how Christmas was celebrated Love it

Thank Mindy W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Walk through the doors of the lovely welcome centre into the turn of the century...or earlier. Everything is well preserved and set up in an easy to follow order. There are signs by each of the 46 outdoor display buildings including houses of different styles,...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Fantastic place for all ages. Walk through the buildings that somehow made it though the tough years. All the dwellings are very well kept up and maintained. Amazing to show kids how people used to have to live and then reminisce about a simpler life....More

Thank Ramon J
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday in late March. It was a lovely day in Lubbock. All the employees are very well informed and know what they are talking about. Being a local of Lubbock I often forget to enjoy this place. It’s well worth...More

Thank Matt C
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May 19, 2017|
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Response from wolfcreek850 | Reviewed this property |
There is a paved path but there is quite a bit of walking outside. You can probably push your Dad in the wheelchair but I'm not sure how far your mom can walk.
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
It's just a show up and wander through kind of place. I'm sure if you wanted a guided tour for a group or special event they could arrange it.
Carri A
May 15, 2016|
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Response from Sue J | Property representative |
Only service dogs are permitted.