Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • SimonB
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TEXAS RANGER HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
    This is an excellent museum with many fascinating exhibits. It's hard to imagine anything better or more comprehensive on the life and times of the Texas Rangers. It's well worth stopping by if you're passing through.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
  • MartyParty4
    Houston, Texas1,387 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum!
    Always wanted to stop in here and learn all about the Texas Rangers. The museum is nicely done and has a quite lengthy film to view which is very informative. We enjoyed walking throughout the museum reading all the exhibit info and viewing some of the beautiful artwork. There is also a gift shop at the end.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Wander707581
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the museum
    Great place to see history of the Texas rangers. Recommend the movie which is 45 minutes long. It needs to be updated but does a great job explaining the beginnings to recent past. Great exhibits but a lot of reading to get full context. Free parking and next to visitor center.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 24, 2024
  • Team_Flappa_2010
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See - Tour of Texas Visit
    Stopped by on our journey from Austin to Dallas, museum was very quiet on the day we visited. The exhibits are well presented and interesting. If you are mildly patriotic this place is a must see - guns guns and more guns. Take a visit !! from a Welsh (UK) visitor
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Mike K
    75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    I was very excited to visit this museum and I was not disappointed. There is so much to see and read. Be prepared for that. If you are a law enforcement fan or a gin fan, this place is for you. I learned a lot here. Loved the exhibits on Frank Hamer, the man responsible for putting an end to Bonnie and Clydes murder spree.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2024
  • ChiefsQBdad
    Adelaide, Australia112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love of western history
    Sunday in Waco can be quiet (closed for religion ?). Walked along the Brassos river to the museum. Modest entry fee. Lots to read and see. Good details on the main history and a comprehensive movie , 25mins, with many guns on display.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 9, 2024
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AggieBQ75
Houston, TX109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is located adjacent to Baylor stadium. It highlights the development of the Texas Rangers from Stephen F. Austin's colonization or Texas through today, even reviewing some events which were embarrassing at the time and more so today. Great way to spend a hot summer afternoon.

The exhibits are carefully cataloged and tell the story not only of the Rangers as a group, but of individuals and family groups dedicated to the tradition of keeping others safe. The website says to plan at least 90 minutes for the Museum; I suggest allowing a couple of hours or more. There's just a lot to see and read. Everything from clothing and equipment used by early Rangers, to equipment for the modern Rangers, to a 45 minute History Channel documentary on the most famous law enforcement agents in the world. Even the German Army in WW2 feared rumors of an invasion force of Texas Rangers!

Add this place to your bucket list. You won't be disappointed.
Written June 21, 2021
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PatPerry
Saginaw, TX56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
If you're into Texas history, then this is a place you must visit. There is a vast history of the early years of the formation of the Texas Rangers, many incredible displays and personal momentos of several of the key early figures in Texas history that helped create the mystique of the organization, not to mention an incredible display of period handguns and rifles.
Plan on spending at least 1/2 a day, and try to leave the young kids at home if you have that option so you will have less of a distraction and can explore at your own pace. Not the museum's fault, but there's really just no way you can incorporate a lot of kid interactive material in a setting like this, and there can and still needs to be things for adults to do.
Written September 7, 2020
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hd452016
Tulsa, OK4,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is the official State Hall of Fame and Museum for the Texas Rangers. The museum's artifacts illustrate the history of the early years of the Texan Rangers - firearms, tack and personal gear. There are around 30 Rangers honored in the Museum.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bob-a-Link
Fort Worth115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Obviously, this museum covers the history of the Texas Rangers, which starts before Texas was a Republic or even joined the United States. Great displays with vignettes of western scenes. Loved the Western bronze art and the paintings. A 45 minute episode from TV program on the History Channel which showed the good and the bad history of the Rangers. Loved the gallery focusing on The Lone Ranger with artifacts from a serious collector. Lots of free parking, a nice Visitor's Center in the same parking lot, and a historic graveyard next door.
Written February 10, 2020
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BTFeedback
New York496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
As one of the longest law enforcement agency, the Texas Rangers have a long rich history. There are many displays and artifacts of famous Rangers and firearms and equipment used. If you're a firearms enthusiast, you will find many impressive custom 1911s and revolvers which were carried by Rangers. Be sure to catch the video presentation which is about 45 minutes long which is worthwhile. For Lone Ranger and Walker, Texas Ranger fans, yes, there is a section with memorabilia and pictures. Whether you're in law enforcement or not, I recommend visiting this museum.
Written January 6, 2022
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Kathy T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Prior to visiting the museum my knowledge of the Texas Rangers was The Lone Ranger movies I watched as a kid. The video presentation is very informative for an overview of who they are and what they do. I have new admiration for the people who are Rangers and what they do. You will get your fill of old west history and see lots of guns and western paraphernalia.
Written September 28, 2020
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Stephanie
Boerne, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This museum has really done a great job of showing the history of the Texas Rangers. It has a lot of well preserved artifacts and great exhibits to see. Also, a very informative 45 minute video that gives the history of the Rangers. Fun for all ages.
Written November 23, 2020
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
But I did enjoy the paintings, sculptures, and period clothing.

If you're interested in the Texas Rangers, antique weaponry, or Texas history, then you'll love this museum. It's not huge. Plan 45 minutes for the museum plus another 45 minutes for the documentary.

No specific oversized vehicles parking, but doable if the parking lot is not overly crowded... And if your rig can fit into 2 parking spaces.
Written January 26, 2021
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okiesooner09
Oklahoma381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Like everything along I-35 in Waco, it is currently difficult to get to the museum because of road construction. Admission was $7. They show a 45 minute film every 90 minutes. It is worth sitting through. It took us an hour to wander through the museum. There was lots of Ranger memorabilia spread out over several rooms. They had quite a bit of Frank Hamer stuff and guns taken from the Barrow gang. They had a room dedicated to the Lone Ranger. There were lots of interesting paintings depicting historical events. Also painted portraits of rangers. They had quite an impressive gift shop with lots of books. I asked and was able to speak to one of the historians about an ancestor who was a Texas Ranger. He was able to find a little bit of information on him.
Written April 3, 2021
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DragonBlueDK
Orlando, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was excited to learn more about the Texas Rangers and their history. The museum is set up to allow you to browse through at your pace and we did. Even the 10-year-old was interested enough to let the adults take their time to read through the informative displays.
Written January 4, 2020
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