Lubbock Lake Landmark, also known as Lubbock Lake Site, is an important archeological site and natural history preserve in the city of Lubbock, Texas. The preserve is 336 acres and is a protected state and federal landmark. There is evidence of ancient people and extinct animals at Lubbock Lake Landmark. It has evidence of nearly 12,000 years of use by ancient cultures on the Llano Estacado. It is part of the Museum of Texas Tech University.Use our Lubbock online road trip planner to visit Lubbock Lake Landmark on your trip to Lubbock, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Visitors can watch active archeological digs. Volunteers from around the world help with the ongoing excavations each summer, and local people can volunteer also, making the site accessible for non-scientists. There are both guided and self-guided tours offered throughout the year. The landmark's hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm.
The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic and State Archeological Landmark.
Lubbock Lake Landmark reviews
Lots of interesting history about the prehistoric archeological site located here. The visitor's center has some great displays and there are several sculptures located outside of the visitor's...
Lots of interesting history about the prehistoric archeological site located here. The visitor's center has some great displays and there are several sculptures located outside of the visitor's... more »
We had a nice visit to the museum as a family. The artifacts were mostly acquired from the actual riverbed here in Lubbock. The items have been carefully preserved and the history of the area is...
We had a nice visit to the museum as a family. The artifacts were mostly acquired from the actual riverbed here in Lubbock. The items have been carefully preserved and the history of the area is... more »
If you come for the scenery or wildlife a bit disappointing. No shade on a hot day so use sunscreen and carry water. The long loop is approximately 3 miles. That aside it is a very easy walk and pretty quiet. Nice little museum that is free to explore. No dogs on trail.
Interesting small place, if you don't enjoy the desert or history, there is not much to see here. The interpretive center has the right information, small, simple and to the point about the history of the place. It's free and they have different dry, flat trails with different distances you can do and enjoy the outdoors, the trails also have connecting paths if you wish to make the walk shorter. I went on February so there were no flowers. I like walking so I enjoyed just being outside. Bring water, a hat, maybe snacks if you plan to do the long trails, barely any shades. You must check in at the interpretive center before going on to the trails.
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