Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco

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The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, is the state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. It consists of the Homer Garrison, Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company "F". The City of Waco serves as the appointed trustee on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Legislature.
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is located near Interstate Highway 35 Exit 335B in Waco, Texas.
The mission of the nonprofit Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is to: Disseminate knowledge and inspire appreciation of the history, public service and ideals of the Texas Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas and America; and Serve as state designated repository for artifacts and archives relating to the Texas Rangers.
In 1964 the Texas Department of Public Safety chartered the City of Waco, Texas, to construct and operate the official museum of the Texas Rangers. In return, the City of Waco agreed to commit 32acre for a building site, provide an ongoing annual operating subsidy, and build and sustain a headquarters for Texas Rangers Company "F". More than three million persons have visited the historical center since it opened in 1968.
The museum complex was originally named Fort Fisher after an 1837 Ranger camp from which the City of Waco traces its origin. It was designed in a vernacular style of Texas hill country architecture reminiscent of a 19th-century Texas Ranger headquarters. The first museum gallery was named after Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. who served and later directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and its Texas Rangers division from 1938 to 1968.
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  • Whatever you do don't miss the 45 minute video on the Texas Rangers that was done by the History Channel as it will tell you so much information and present it in such a way that you're learning...  more »
  • Great place and wonderful displays of weapons that were used to help keep Texas safe. Great video of Texas history.  more »
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  • We had a wonderful time there yesterday my husband and I actually spent three and a half hours looking we probably could have spent another 30 minutes easily reading all of the history in everything that they had offer. We listen to the ranger forum. Very interesting. Then we had a movie that was 45 minutes long on the history of the Texas Rangers. The seats were comfortable the climate was cool and the movie was really interesting. I would highly recommend.
  • An absolute awesome experience that I'm actually down to go back to again. You can't really absorb it all in one visit. From the exhibits to the video presentation, you're gonna be impressed with the information stored and presented. Absolutely worth at least two visits!

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