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A fascinating look into how the early Europeans lived in this part of the world and a good display on Quannah Parker

A series of structures from around central and panhandle Texas showing the kinds of dwellings built... read more

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Dan P
Houston, Texas
Walk thorugh the centuries of U.S. ranching culture

A wonderful place. You meet the high level of engangement and maintenance evrywhere. Walk from... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409-4103
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Reviewed yesterday

A series of structures from around central and panhandle Texas showing the kinds of dwellings built ove a period af about 150 years, by Anglos and Mexicans. They range from Dugouts to fancy houses, with a lot of variations of types. Also includes a school...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place. You meet the high level of engangement and maintenance evrywhere. Walk from house to house through the tough experiences of U.S. farmers, cowboys and their staff and families. Outstanding experience!!!

Thank Ralph T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this heritage centre and found the walk outside with all the examples of how the pioneers lived through the years was pretty cool. A shame all the displays outside were not open because the attendant was tired from a school group the day before....More

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Sue J, Public Relations Manager at National Ranching Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate being described as "pretty cool" but are confused by your comments. All our 50 historic structures are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day except 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Although the museum is open until 5 p.m., we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a rare opportunity to visit history. From dug outs to dog runs and even a train engine, your kids will experience something special.

Thank Merinda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to take the time to see the entire inside and outside. Outside closes earlier than inside does and so does the store which has so many great items to get and share with others. Make sure you see all the great statues in...More

Thank BWWC87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ranching Heritage Center is amazing! The History is well displayed inside and outside with helpful personnel. Many events are held throughout the year and you will return.

Thank mairwin2017
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The best kind of museum, outdoors and educational. The atmosphere puts you back in time to where you can visualize how the Texas panhandle develpoed and progressed. The added arts section is also a plus. Definitely worth a visit. Great for both young and old.

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The National Ranching Center is an amazing piece of historical buildings and artifacts from Texas History. You take a walking tour through the center and see first hand the restored homes, businesses, an old steam engine with cattle cars just like you would see in...More

Thank 445ronaldo
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautifully set up, ranch houses from several eras in Texas history. Informative signs and directions. Advise you wear comfortable shoes, lots of pleasant walking to see multiple outdoor exhibits. Inside more artifacts from ranches of the past as well as some western art. One of...More

Thank LS M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Well-cared for place that offers good insight in the period and history of West Texas. Christmas time is really special.

Thank Mark D
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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.