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National Ranching Heritage Center

3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
+1 806-742-0498
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Grand display of prairie living/ranching heritage

We really enjoy the candlelight trail in December where there are actors in the various homes and... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2016
Seminole, Texas
The outdoor exhibits are phenomenal!

Our family loved every exhibit at this museum, but the outdoor portion was our favorite. Such... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2016
Ashley W
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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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Travelers talk about
“texas history” (16 reviews)
“old west” (11 reviews)
“walking tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
+1 806-742-0498
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

We really enjoy the candlelight trail in December where there are actors in the various homes and barns and old schoolhouses. It is romantic and cold and Christmas-y with hot chocolate to buy at the end. I especially love the groups they have to sing...More

2  Thank ejackson2016
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our family loved every exhibit at this museum, but the outdoor portion was our favorite. Such amazing history and stories! Our 8 and 11 year old children were also very engaged during our 2 hour visit.

1  Thank Ashley W
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Very informative! They have a Thursday morning only shuttle service that I wish I had known about since it was a little too hot/long for my elderly father. He enjoyed it though.

1  Thank Sherri H
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I live in Lubbock, and have been to the center several times. New items have been added each time I go. If you are not familiar with West Texas, and enjoy history, do not miss the Center when in the Lubbock area. If you are...More

2  Thank jerryc0urtney
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The name of the museum might lead you to imagine a stinky, hot barn with a few animals. Nothing of the sort! The visitor's center is modern, luxurious, and comfortable. I can't believe there's no charge to enter. The grounds are huge! We spent nearly...More

2  Thank Caleb S
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Great way to spend a day seeing the history & culture of life on the plains the past 200 years. The layout is great in how you walk from house to house. Everything has been restored wonderfully to give you an excellent picture of what...More

1  Thank rwg_24
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have been going here since I was a kid 30+ years ago and I recently took my own children to visit the Ranching Heritage Center. You will not find a better place in Texas to teach them about the homes and ranching heritage of...More

2  Thank Clint C
Reviewed July 26, 2016

There are so many items to see, you need to go many times to see it all completely. The exhibits inside keep changing. Ranch Day and the Candlelight walk are two great events also

Thank _mevans1398
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This place was free, fun, and informative. There was so much to see and read. You could go through it quickly or take your time and spend a day. There is so much to see, I'd recommend a few hours to just see it let...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Excellent museum and walking tour. No admission although donations are graciously accepted. Gift shop available. Very clean. We have been to this museum twice now and each time I love it more. They had new exhibits this time.

Thank Tracy I
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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.