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.Arrange your visit to National Ranching Heritage Center and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lubbock using our Lubbock online itinerary planner.
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I love history and for anyone else, I highly recommend visiting The National Ranching Heritage Center.It is very educational and it gives a glimpse into the lives of individuals on the South Plains... more »
The majority of the visit is outside due to Covid restrictions with many buildings that have been refurbished showing the different buildings and living conditions on the prairie frontier that is a... more »
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.
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