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Lubbock

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife Areas

Popular things to do in Lubbock

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Historic Site
National Ranching Heritage Center
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Buddy Holly Center
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Silent Wings Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Prairie Dog Town
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 249,042, making it the 83rd-most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th-most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which has a projected 2020 population of 327,424.Lubbock's nickname, "Hub City", derives from it being the economic, educational, and health care hub of the multicounty region, north of the Permian Basin and south of the Texas Panhandle, commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation. Lubbock was selected as the 12th-best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com. CNN mentioned the city's traditional business atmosphere: low rent for commercial space, central location, and cooperative city government. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, the sixth-largest college by enrollment in the state. Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States based in part on its international baccalaureate program. Plan your tour of Lubbock and United States travel itinerary using our United States trip itinerary planner.

Side trips from Lubbock

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History Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Canyon
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Palo Duro Canyon State Park Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyon
Caprock Canyons State Park Quitaque
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Lighthouse Trail Canyon
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Lubbock

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Specialty Museum
Science Spectrum Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
American Wind Power Center
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Texas Tech University
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
Lubbock Lake Landmark
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Lubbock

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Winery / Vineyard
LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC.
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
At'l Do Farms Corn Maze
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Bayer Museum of Agriculture
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
McPherson Cellars Winery
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lubbock

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Historic Walking Area
Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Lubbock Cemetery
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
The Depot District
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Lubbock

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Theme Park
Joyland Amusement Park
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Buffalo Springs Lake
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Jump N Jungle
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

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