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“National Ranchng Heritage Center”

National Ranching Heritage Center
Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 3, 2013

One of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen. Great for weddings, receptions, parties, meetings.

Thank Shanna I
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We love going we go atleast once or twice a year we like how it educates our kids of the old days and how they lived...

Thank Cindy378
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a great place to see in Lubbock. They have old buildings from the early Texas South Plains area, along with special events at Christmas time, called Candlelight at the Ranch. All the early settler houses are decorated festive with live people in period costumes, decorating Christmas Trees. Everything is lit up with lumanarios. There is a fiddle band, playing in an old barn on the property. Its fun just to go through the property other times of the year too, just to see the old houses and old locomotive steam engine. There is a small museum and gift shop there too.

2  Thank danddernst
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a really cool place to visit. The houses are outside on a walking path, but you can't enter them. Some you can peak inside and see furnishings. I recommend bringing water with you on the walk. It can be long, especially on a hot day.

Thank Natalie9236
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The grounds for the museum are expansive and include buildings from the earliest frontier settlements to more modern ranches and everything in between, that have been brought in from the surrounding area. Restorations are meticulously carried out to keep everything in immaculate condition. Within each building you will find artifacts and displays in keeping with the nature of the specific building (history and examples of barbed wire inside the 6666 barn). Great opportunity for kids to run around while they learn some Plains history.

Several times throughout the year events bring visitors to experience ranch life for themselves. These include Ranch Day, Heritage Halloween, and Candlelight at the Ranch.

Inside are rotating exhibits that feature all things ranch, cowboy and plains, as well as Texas-sized sculptures. Oh, and a giftshop with cool things like frontier cookbooks and maybe a jackalope!

Thank Twin2tx
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