Lubbock, Texas: National Ranching Heritage Center

Fifty transplanted ranch buildings, including homes, shops, cabins, and barns. Separate museum building includes the glass doors to a wealthy ranch owner's parlor. Also on the property: bronze longhorns and real jackrabbits.

3121 4th St., Lubbock, TX
US-82 exit onto Texas Tech Pkwy. Drive north. Turn right at the stoplight onto 4th St. Drive a quarter-mile to the entrance, on the right.
Tu-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations encouraged.
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National Ranching Heritage Center

Free admittance to a unique museum made of a collection of antique ranch homes, log houses, and a huge barn. Walk along winding paths from one to another while carefully sculpted hills isolate them from each other, giving you that "back in time" feeling. These homes are from various parts of the state. Inside the museum is the furniture, and glass doors to a wealthy ranch owner's parlor from those days. It was a great sign of wealth in those days and still is!

Great place to see native jackrabbits, too! Located beside and maintained by Texas Tech University.

[K. Berry, 07/19/2001]

Oct. 2020: Tip unearthed from the past!

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