This is West Texas
Whether you want to relax and enjoy a glass of wine from one of five award-wining wineries in town, play a round of golf at the championship Rawls Course, have a night out on the town in the Depot Entertainment District or explore real western traditions at the National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock has something for everyone. Because of the wide variety of attractions and events, it’s no wonder that Lubbock is the 6th most visited Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Texas, and visitors keep coming back for more.
Although we are a thriving city of more than 280,000, Lubbock prides itself on small-town hospitality and West Texas charm. Home to Texas Tech University, Buddy Holly, an eclectic nightlife and world famous sunsets, Lubbock will entertain and delight both young and old.
A trip to Lubbock would not be complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center and Allison House. The center features a permanent exhibit dedicated to the life and music of Buddy Holly, a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll. Unique memorabilia ranging from his famous glasses to his guitar are on display. New to the center is the boyhood home of Jerry Ivan “J.I” Allison, the drummer for The Crickets. Visitors can tour the place where he and Buddy Holly wrote many of their famous hits including, “That’ll be the Day.”
For the sports enthusiasts, Lubbock has many things to offer. The Texas Tech University Red Raiders have year-round sporting events including Big XII football match-ups and action-packed basketball. Or, take matters into your own hands and tee off on Texas Tech’s Rawls Course, voted Golfweek’s #2 Best University Golf Course in America, Golfweek’s #2 Best Course that you can play in Texas for 2013 and Golf Digest’s #2 New Affordable Public Golf Course in the U.S.
If you are looking to add a little culture to your life, hop on a trolley and enjoy a night full of art on the First Friday Art Trail held every month. For contemporary art on the South Plains, visit the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts featuring a campus that includes working studios, galleries and a theater. Lubbock is also home to Ballet Lubbock and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of wine from one of our five award-winning wineries.
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In addition to great shopping, dining and nightlife entertainment, Lubbock offers an abundance of activities for the entire family. Be sure to visit Mackenzie Park and view some of Lubbock's most beloved critters at Prairie Dog Town. The Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater provides a hands-on museum and movie theater that’s perfect for a family adventure. Finish the day with a movie under the stars at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre.
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Brush up on your western history while visiting the National Ranching Heritage Center’s 48 authentic structures dating from the late 1700s through the 1950s. Home to more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills, the American Wind Power Center is the largest windmill museum in the world! Finally, visit The Silent Wings Museum where the story of the U.S. Military Glider Program is told and one of few fully restored glider planes in existence lives.
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The next time you are planning a weekend getaway, business convention, group tour, meeting or reunion, let Visit Lubbock, the convention and visitors bureau, help you have a hassle-free and memorable experience! For more information browse our website visitlubbock.org or feel free to call us at 800.692.4035.