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Lubbock Lake Landmark, Lubbock

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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.

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.

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  • 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...  more »
  • I was mostly excited about the longer trail, which was rocky and gravel like. In my opinion, the trail would be suitable for jogging or walking. About a fourth way into the trail, there was a fork in the trail and I took the wrong path. I walked a mile before I realized I should not have gone this way and turned back around. Although, this was not a big deal to me since I was wanting to walk a long ways, I think a few directional signs would be helpful!
  • We did the night hike. It was nice having a guide, to tell us what the different plants were. Also, to give general information about area. It took about 90 minutes to walk. There are longer or shorter paths to take. We found it to be a great place to just go and hike on our own. We will, definitely, be returning.

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