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39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

December 8-9, 6:30 to 9pm
The NRHC will be closed Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 until 6pm in preparation of Candlelight. 

Visitors to the National Ranching Heritage Center will step into a "living Christmas card" when the 39th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch recreates a frontier holiday similar to those on the open prairie from 1780 to 1950. The event will include more than 4,000 luminaries lining the paths of the historic park as volunteer Ranch Hosts dress in period clothing to recreate holiday scenes from another era. To learn more, click here.

Stepping back in time
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The National Ranching Heritage Center is an diamond in the rough... The preservation of history in this museum is phenomenal. Being able to walk through old houses and see and FEEL the history all around you takes you back in time. From the artful landscape to the detail of utensils used on tabletops one can tell much thought has been put into each aspect of this historic gem. Definitely a must see for those new to or visiting the area.

  • Christy L
  • USA
  • TripAdvisor Contributor

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