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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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Ranching Heritage is Delightful

The Ranching Heritage Center is one of a kind and is the most beautiful at Christmas. If you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lubbock, Texas
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must see

this is very well put together museum of west Texas farming with some quality antiques that anyone... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Lubbock, Texas
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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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3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409-4103
+1 806-742-0498
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is free! So a no-brainer to visit when in Lubbock. Free parking, then go to the front desk for a walking map (or see my photo of same). There are 47 structures representing the history of ranching from 1780 to 1950. Each has an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ranching Heritage Center is one of a kind and is the most beautiful at Christmas. If you have the opportunity, The Ranching Heritage Center is a must see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WillBurksII
Reviewed December 14, 2018

What an awesome place to get that old West Experience. You get to walk around and see the basic mud huts to the fancy prairie houses. You also get to experience a steam locomotive. It is definitely worth the trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KCraig2209
Reviewed December 13, 2018

this is very well put together museum of west Texas farming with some quality antiques that anyone would enjoy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This Place was an absolutely gem. Even though we came an hour before the outdoor are closed, John gave an excellent and pleasant synopsis of the area and what to expect. The amazing preservation of history what the best opportunity to talk to my kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gunduzhan A
Reviewed October 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Road824196
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amandasarah86
Reviewed October 12, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 04DTS
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kim S
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from mairwin2017 | Reviewed this property |
Think you can get a ridding tour on a large golf cart with a very knowledgeable driver. You can probable call and request as the staff are very helpful. An excellent display of history for all ages!
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.