The National Ranching Heritage Center is a museum and historical park located on the north boundary of the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock. Dedicated on July 2, 1976, the 27.5-acre facility was established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. Read More


The National Ranching Heritage Center museum and historical park is located on property owned by Texas Tech University. The following time line shows the major development of the historical park and museum building from inception to formal opening. Read More



Historic Structures

The NRHC is home to nearly four dozen historic structures ranging from outhouses to windmills to a train depot. Read More

Collections: Art

The museum has a variety of artifacts that visitors can see and structures they can visit to help deepen their understanding and appreciation of ranching culture. In addition to the artifacts is a collection of artwork that also supports the mission and objectives of the NRHC.  Read More

Collections: Artifacts

One of the best ways to understand and appreciate the past is to see the relics of those who went before us. In short, artifacts help remind us that the past is real and more than a collection of stories. Read More


2015 National Ranching Heritage Center
Texas Tech University
3121 Fourth Street, Lubbock, Texas 79409
Tel: (806) 742-0498
Fax: (806) 742-0616