Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

 
One of the most popular attractions in the state, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum is the official State Hall of Fame and Museum for the Texas Rangers. Dating back to 1823, the museum’s 14,000 irreplaceable artifacts include badges, firearms, tack and personal gear. On display as well are possessions of notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde and memorabilia from The Lone Ranger and Walker, Texas Ranger. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to 30 brave Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty and who served with great distinction.
 
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Contact Info
Address: 100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX 76706 (adjacent to 1-35 and University Parks Drive). McLennan County. 
 
Tel: 877-750-8631.
 
 
 
Hrs: Daily, 9AM-5PM, Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. 
 
SCHOOLS
Educational programs at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum teach students about topics in Texas history such as colonization, the landscape, and more. Students will use replicas of early surveying equipment to examine how the tactics, skills, and abilities pioneers used in the 19th century compare to the methods civil engineers use today. All museum tours and programs align with TEKS. Learn more about educational programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: 254-750-8631, Educator@texasranger.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 10 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: History, geography, colonization, civil engineering, U.S. government, crime investigation, public safety.
 
SCOUTS
Scouts can work towards badges and patches while learning about scouting, the Texas Rangers, and the history of Texas. Programs for scouts focus on topics such as history, mapmaking, crime prevention, and public service. All programs include a guided tour and 45-minute video presentation, if requested. Weekend programming is limited and based on availability. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: 254-750-8631, Educator@texasranger.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 10:1.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  
Topics Covered: History, mapmaking, crime prevention, public service.
 
HOMESCHOOL 
Year-round homeschool programs at the museum aim to teach groups about Texas history, surveying, map making, crime scene investigation, and more. Homeschool parents are encouraged to participate in educational program activities as well. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: 254-750-8631, Educator@texasranger.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: 25 maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: History, geography, U.S. government, crime investigation, community wellness.
 
 

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