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National Ranching Heritage Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Christmas here has become a tradition

A must for our family Christmas We love the whole experience even if the lines are long You are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mindy W
via mobile
A step back in time

Walk through the doors of the lovely welcome centre into the turn of the century...or earlier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne K
Cuero, Texas
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“texas history”(20 reviews)
“old west”(11 reviews)
“walking tour”(11 reviews)
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...more
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3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409-4103
+1 806-742-0498
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must for our family Christmas We love the whole experience even if the lines are long You are carried back in time to a century ago and how Christmas was celebrated Love it

Thank Mindy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk through the doors of the lovely welcome centre into the turn of the century...or earlier. Everything is well preserved and set up in an easy to follow order. There are signs by each of the 46 outdoor display buildings including houses of different styles,...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for all ages. Walk through the buildings that somehow made it though the tough years. All the dwellings are very well kept up and maintained. Amazing to show kids how people used to have to live and then reminisce about a simpler life....More

Thank Ramon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Saturday in late March. It was a lovely day in Lubbock. All the employees are very well informed and know what they are talking about. Being a local of Lubbock I often forget to enjoy this place. It’s well worth...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A series of structures from around central and panhandle Texas showing the kinds of dwellings built ove a period af about 150 years, by Anglos and Mexicans. They range from Dugouts to fancy houses, with a lot of variations of types. Also includes a school...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

A wonderful place. You meet the high level of engangement and maintenance evrywhere. Walk from house to house through the tough experiences of U.S. farmers, cowboys and their staff and families. Outstanding experience!!!

Thank Ralph T
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this heritage centre and found the walk outside with all the examples of how the pioneers lived through the years was pretty cool. A shame all the displays outside were not open because the attendant was tired from a school group the day before....More

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Sue J, Public Relations Manager at National Ranching Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

We appreciate being described as "pretty cool" but are confused by your comments. All our 50 historic structures are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day except 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Although the museum is open until 5 p.m., we...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is a rare opportunity to visit history. From dug outs to dog runs and even a train engine, your kids will experience something special.

Thank Merinda C
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Be sure to take the time to see the entire inside and outside. Outside closes earlier than inside does and so does the store which has so many great items to get and share with others. Make sure you see all the great statues in...More

Thank BWWC87
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The Ranching Heritage Center is amazing! The History is well displayed inside and outside with helpful personnel. Many events are held throughout the year and you will return.

Thank mairwin2017
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19 May 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.
26 August 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
15 May 2016|
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Response from Sue J | Property representative |
Only service dogs are permitted.