National Ranching Heritage Center

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Dedicated in 1976 in a partnership between Texas Tech University and the Ranching Heritage Association, the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) is a 27-acre museum and historical park established to preserve and interpret the history of ranching in North America and address contemporary ranching issues. The NRHC offers educational programs and exhibits about ranching history and contemporary ranching issues.

The Center’s outdoor historical park includes 50 restored historic structures with period furnishings, the majority over 100 years old, in addition to accessible walking paths and 42 life-size bronze steer statues across the grounds. The 44,000-square-foot museum contains seven galleries, which host exhibits of art, photography and artifacts that capture historical and contemporary Western life. The center is located at 3121 Fourth Street in Lubbock and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The historical park is wheelchair and stroller accessible.



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