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National Ranching Heritage Center

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Address: 3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, TX 79409-3200
Phone Number:
+1 806-742-0498
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Although the 44,000-square-foot museum closes daily at 5 p.m., the 19-acre...

Although the 44,000-square-foot museum closes daily at 5 p.m., the 19-acre historic 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 historic park early enough to complete their tour by 4 p.m.

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The museum itself is fairly small but the highlight of the center is the outdoor collection of old farmhouses. Very interesting and the properties were well kept and restored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum itself is fairly small but the highlight of the center is the outdoor collection of old farmhouses. Very interesting and the properties were well kept and restored. An easy way to spend a couple of hours if you happen to be around the Texas Tech campus.

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Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting museum with many outstanding artifacts. Well laid out; really enjoyed the "cotton picking" simulated combine.

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texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so full of local/Texas history. People do not understand how much stuff is there! The grounds and the buildings are so well groomed. Lots of love shown to this place.

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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a trip back to the old west and is especially interesting during the Christmas time candlelight. Fun for families or singles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see destination for Lubbock if you're looking for something historical and interesting to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history here. We went when the Ranching Heritage Center had their Christmas Open House.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you have an interest in the Old West, then this is the place for you! There is an amazing collection of original dugouts, wooden houses from the prairie, a one room school house, a train depot with a train, and even a 2 story home. There is a wealth of memorabilia from the time period including various types of... More 

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LUBBOCK, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If your looking for a day out with the kids this is the place to go. I enjoy the history in this place its also nice as an adult to learn about the south plains and what all became form this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love to visit this and enjoy the history. Beautifully kept up. Was especially fun to go one Christmas season.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love it... wish they had some shaded place to sit and rest along the way. We went there and it got to 100 F... It was too hot. The place is really well maintained.

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