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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
Today
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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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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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting place. A lot of history here. You can feel the past surround. Worth a visit! All the artifacts, art and exhibits are extraordinary. The staff is very nice and informative, as well. Whether you go just to go or there for an event or a field trip, you will enjoy every minute.

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Thank SierraSunsetTx
Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was interesting to see how the settlers to this area lived when they first came to Texas. There are examples of the many different houses lived in depending on the time period. It only takes about an hour or so to go through the exhibits. When we were there admission was by donation. I recommend to help you get... More 

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Thank wolfcreek850
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A real treasure! Wonderfully laid out and truly educational. A must see. Particularly special are the buildings used in ranching.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A longtime Lubbock resident once called The National Ranching Heritage Center "one of the crown jewels of Lubbock," This is a good way to put it. The historic buildings at the NRHC show what everyday life was like in days gone by. It is like stepping back in time for a glimpse into the past. It is educational for children... More 

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Brackettville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take your time here. The exhibits of houses aren't the best, but worth seeing. Inside are excellent displays

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not been here in tears- very well kept up, great history, nice staff, and a great learning experience!

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have not been here you are missing out on a treat. If you like history this is a fun place to be able to look into the past and see how differently people lived through the years since the area was settled. They have a event every December called The Candlelight Walk that should be a part of... More 

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Lubbock, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is great for children because of the history and great for the older generation because of the nostalgia. We took our small son & my elderly grandmother there and she told him all about the one room schoolhouse she attended and contrasted hers with one that is set up at the NRHC. Other houses also reminded her of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The National Ranching Heritage Center is a one and a half mile walk through Ranching History from the 1780's to the 1950's. Along the way we see how Spartan a life early settlers had. They lived, for the most part, in isolation from neighbors - they had to be creative, resourceful and self-sufficient. Inside the Center you'll find areas devoted... More 

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