Texas Tech University

Experience the real West at this 27-acre museum and outdoor historical park established to preserve and interpret ranching history.

Maps & Tours

Most tours of the museum and historic park are self-guided and typically take from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the age and interest of the visitor.


Printed maps and our smartphone app are available free of charge to enhance your visit. The smartphone app includes a GPS that allows you to see where you are at all times in the 19-acre historic park, see photos and hear audio of background information for each structure, and find restrooms and specific structures of interest. Posted signs give a history of the historic structures in both English and Spanish.

The NRHC offers 30-minute trolley tours of the historical park at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through the months of March to October for $5 per person. Trolley tours are cancelled in bad weather. The trolley seats 21 passengers and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop. 

View our photography policy here.

Detailed information on group tours, school field trips, and activities for kids and families can be found at the Learn section.

Other Cultural Venues

Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Dr., 806.744.3786, www.agriculturehistory.org

American Wind Power Center, 1701 Canyon Lake Dr., 806.747.8734, www.windmill.org

Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave., 806.775.3560, www.buddyhollycenter.org

LHUCA Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K, 806.762.8606, www.lhuca.org

Lubbock Lake Historic Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr., 806.742.1116, www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/lll

Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St., 806.742.2490, www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu

Silent Wings Museum, 6302 Interstate 27 Service Rd., 806.775.3049, www.silentwingsmuseum.com

Tourist Information

Although comprehensive information about lodging and restaurants in Lubbock can be found at visitlubbock.org, the list below identifies where to stay in close proximity to the center.

Baytown Inn & Suites, 3901 19th St., 866.573.4235

Courtyard by Marriott Lubbock Downtown, 308 Ave. V, 806.368.8403

Eleganté Hotel & Suites, 801 Ave. Q, 806.763.1200

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, 4435 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 866.925.8676

La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4115 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 855.238.1593

Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, 888.776.7001

Staybridge Suites, 2515 19th St., 866.925.4159

Studio 6, 4521 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 866.538.1314

National Ranching Heritage Center