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National Ranching Heritage Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great, as usual!

This is our 3rd time to visit the National Ranching Heritage Center. It's a must-see, especially... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2012
Big Spring, TX
Love it

Love this museum so fun and has a lot of cool information

Reviewed March 6, 2012
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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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 March 19, 2012

This is our 3rd time to visit the National Ranching Heritage Center. It's a must-see, especially combined with the Museum of Texas Tech (which is right next door). In addition to a lot of interesting things to look at, both are free! This has a...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Love this museum so fun and has a lot of cool information

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

My cowboy hubby loves Texas history and cowboy stuff so he could stay here for hours.. I on the other hand don't really like museums but this one is a good one. Worth the time to stop

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you like Ranching History, then the Heritage Center is an excellent example of what life was like. They do a Christmas at the Ranch every year with people dressed in period costumes and participating in different Christmas type events. Very popular attraction for the...More

1  Thank wbfog
Reviewed June 14, 2011

We love the RHC! It's so neat to see the different buildings throughout history. I highly recommend going on the days when they have special events. They have reenactors, roping, horse riding demonstrations, and even chuck wagon treats! Very fun field trip or just family...More

2  Thank Daxandthara
Reviewed July 7, 2010

great day out, very interesting ,good wee shop. cant wait to go back :)

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Reviewed May 2, 2009

This is such a fun place to visit! I'm a local and we go often and take kids. It is a collection of historic houses and buildings that have been brought to the site and restored. If possible, call in advance and find out when...More

1  Thank OfficeEscapees
Reviewed June 5, 2008

Nice place to spend the afternoon in Lubbock. Lots of historical buildings from around the west.. and lots of jack rabbits!!

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Reviewed September 13, 2007

The National Ranching Heritage Center displays a fine collection of structures and equipment key to understanding Western frontier life. Inside the museum are interesting displays on the role of the chuck wagon, as well as Native American dress and furnishings of frontier ranch homes. Currently...More

2  Thank civilengtiger
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

5  Thank freqflyer3
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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.