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National Ranching Heritage Center

3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
+1 806-742-0498
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We decided to take our 3 girls (all over the age of 9) to spend the day exploring here. It was... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2016
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The National Ranching Heritage Center is one of the best museums that you will ever encounter, very... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Bryan N Debra W
Glen Rose, 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 plan to visit the outdoor park early enough to complete their tour by 4 p.m.
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“texas history” (16 reviews)
“old west” (11 reviews)
“walking tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
+1 806-742-0498
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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take our 3 girls (all over the age of 9) to spend the day exploring here. It was really fun! On Saturdays, volunteers dressed as "pioneers" are all along the trails offering all kinds of interesting info about the time period of...More

Thank Cheyenne_3
Reviewed September 5, 2016

The National Ranching Heritage Center is one of the best museums that you will ever encounter, very clean, informative, educational, and explanatory. Very well organized and illuminating. You will be pleased that you made the excursion, time very well employed. Stop and smell the roses.

Thank Bryan N Debra W
Reviewed September 5, 2016

There is an indoor and outdoor display. History and Beauty in sculptures. Many homes and antiques to display. The staff is extremely thoughtful and helpful. This is a must see, it is free, but they accept donations to help with the upkeep.

Thank TreasuredPearls
Reviewed September 1, 2016

If I had someone coming in from out of town, the NRHC would be on the must do list. Whether enjoying the history and exhibits inside, or taking an outdoor tour to view all the buildings, history abounds at the NRHC. Seeing how people lived...More

Thank raiderx81
Reviewed August 29, 2016

I hadn't visited the National Ranching Heritage museum in years and recently visited it again. There are several new building exhibits. The signage and accompanying brochure offered on registering are helpful in appreciating each building and it's place in history. The walking paths are all...More

1  Thank TXtraveler897
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Good family place. Try not to go in the heat of the day(: Excellent place for whole family. Even little ones can burn off some energy walking the outside trail to see historical structures.

Thank B P
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

What a great place for all ages. Much historical information and restored sites to see. Something to see about the local area as well as Texas history. Anymore of inside exhibits as well as a great walking set of things to see. Some real live...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoy history and architecture so this was right up our alley. The houses are not always open to the public so call ahead.

1  Thank Corie H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nice collection of vernacular architecture with a reasonably complete representation of periods of USA Southwest history. Some of the buildings are especially evocative. Lots of seasonal and special events hosted here. Good interpretative center.

1  Thank coyotebanjo
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a treasure. It reminded me of the Ford Greenfield Village with different types of habitats from different parts of Texas. While it was hot walking around, it was fascinating and I should have scheduled more time to carefully view...More

3  Thank Gloria L
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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.