National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock

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Historic Site · History Museum
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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  • Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff willing to take the time to explain or answer any questions. Property is beautiful with statuary as well as period homes, barns etc. Pathways lead...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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