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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.


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 plan to visit the outdoor park early enough to complete their tour by 4 p.m.

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Informative early Texas history

Travel back in the time and imagine what life was like for the early settlers in Texas through the types of dwellings and artifacts on display in the excellently curated ranching... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time is not advertised. We strolled up at four to be told that it takes an hour and a half to see the exhibit and that we were too late. We had a look around the inside but that was mediocre. The gentleman on the desk was very pleasant. But the times should be noted so that those driving... More 

Thank 8mayfair
Sue J, Public Relations Manager at National Ranching Heritage Center, responded to this review

Our times, including an explanation of the early closure of the historical park, are on our website (home page), Facebook, the wall next to the front door, a sign attached to the front door, and a sign at the front desk. Visiting the 19-acre historical park with its 1.5 mile pathway can take 1 to 2 hours depending on your... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel back in the time and imagine what life was like for the early settlers in Texas through the types of dwellings and artifacts on display in the excellently curated ranching heritage center.

1 Thank nbeyer
Findlay, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit! Authentic homes, barns, blacksmith shop, historic sites to walk around and get the feel of yesteryears. Every site has details of the history listed for you. We spent 4 hours exploring the buildings outside and about 2 hours inside looking at carriages and reading about the history and uses of the carriages. They have... More 

1 Thank mtang072017
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Center is a walk through time and an education of how people lived in this area, from dugouts to the finest homes. Learn the history of this area by closely examining the artifacts and methods of everyday life. Let children see the homes, schools and ranches where children 150 years and more ago grew up. This is FUN education.

1 Thank denglish2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a really fun place to visit especially if you're looking for something to do with children. We had a really fun looking at all the displays and all the exhibits , but we will come back again and bring family from out of town. There's not a whole lot to do in Lubbock but if you do... More 

Thank Michelle P
Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time showing the grandchildren the buildings and their great great grandfather's wagon. Always enjoy stepping into the past.

Thank Tim B
Plainview, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From beautifully appointed parlors to old barns... everything ranching is here... just beautiful... I went during the Christmas walk through, and it was just wonderful... I'll be back this year!!!

Thank CRThomas1225
The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking the trial of buildings and reading the descriptions. It was eye opening for the kids to see how people used to live. This is definitely something you want to do in milder weather as you spend most of the tour outdoors.

Thank Fostertraveler
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this to be very interesting and educational. Really gives the visitor an insight into what the rancher and cattlemen and women lived like. Take the kids, too!

1 Thank jeffhM932XN
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19 reviews
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

The historic buildings were very well maintained and had plaques telling their history. Wile it was interesting, there was no tram running that day and it was a long walk.

1 Thank Chet S

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