National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock

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History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • Actually walking through the grounds getting to see the structures from ranches around the state/area outfitted with furniture and relics from their time periods while learning about the history of...  more »
  • The front exterior showcases wonderful cattle and horse-cattleman statues. The inside has galleries of art, guns, cattle raising, and first-person accounts of ranching. The exterior park houses some.....  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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