National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock

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The National Ranching Heritage Center, a museum of ranching history, is located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The NRHC features almost fifty authentic ranch buildings dating from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. These structures include a railroad depot, homesteads, barn, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, windmills and other historic structures. One views the exhibits through a self-guided walking tour. It is free to the public.
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  • If you’re visiting Lubbock, a visit at the National Ranching Heritage Center is a MUST!!! Don’t pass by without stopping.  more »
  • The dancing center is definitely worth the visit. Learning and seeing firsthand about the plains. I took my cousins from Virginia here and we spent several hours looking at all the houses and...  more »
  • Wonderful family event. It reminds you of an every day old west town. Something for everyone to see.  more »
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  • As a midwesterner, I had no idea what to expect from this center. We were blown a way and spent half a day there exploring everything. They have done an exceptional job of creating a chronological history of the west. The buildings give a realistic feeling of what life was like for early ranchers. Great family venue for all ages.
  • I consider this a must-see. Wear your walking shoes as the tour is a mile and a half.
  • We thought an hour or so here would be fun, instead we spent half a day and it was worth every minute of it. Being from the mid-west we had no clue about the history of ranching, now we do. They've done an amazing job of telling the story of western ranching.
  • A really good place to take the family for an afternoon walk. The museum is almost completely outdoors. So bring screen, good shoes and some sunglasses because you will be doing quite a bit of walking. Excellent for a history fan wanting to see how the area developed over time! Really cool place to check out. And better yet - it's free admission!
  • Pretty cool place to walk around and sight see

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