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Day 5’s “Hub City Hot Spot” is…

Windmill-in-front-of-ranch-house,-visitors_wide-shotNational Ranching Heritage Center

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11), the Visit Lubbock Team surveyed thousands of past visitors to Lubbock by asking them to share their favorite places to visit, eat and see. Based on those responses, we determined the top nine locations that past visitors feel every local and future visitor to Lubbock should experience. It was no surprise to us that the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) made the list.

If you’re on the hunt for authenticity and a look at Lubbock’s storied past, the NRHC is the place to visit. For more than 30 years, the NRHC has given visitors a glimpse into the ranching culture and heritage that dates back to the late 1700’s and into the mid 1900’s. The evolution of ranch life is apparent with a mix of amazing exhibits and 48 authentic structures that can be found on the 27.5 acre facility.

With no admission fee, the NRHC is a great no-cost option for visitors and locals who are looking for a fun family outing. The best parts of the museum are the variety of real-life structures that were used at one point during history. There are windmills, an old school house, barns, a locomotive and even a two-story ranch home.

If history is what you seek, the NRHC is one of the best places to start.

Today’s winner of the “Hub City Hotspot” Prize Pack is Daniel Wisdom! Be sure to check Visit Lubbock’s Facebook page tomorrow morning to guess the next “Hub City Hotspot”.

National Ranching Heritage Center Fast Facts:

  • Location: 3121 4th St.
  • Hours of Operation: Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Open from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission Cost: FREE
  • Phone: 806.742.2498
  • Website: www.nrhc.ttu.edu