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Two Days in Lubbock

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Lubbock, the Hub City is rich with history. Discover the world’s largest windmill museum, explore the history of the city and authentic restored ranching structures dating back to the mid-18th century, check out the glider planes, take in the natural beauty, and indulge in outdoor activities. It’s all right here in the Hub City. Here’s the itinerary guide to how you can spend 48 hours in the Hub City.

Buddy Holly Avenue Lubbock
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Day 1 in Hub City!

Breakfast at 9:00am!

Grab delicious breakfast at Pancake House. It serves up American breakfast classics and signature pancakes. Relish the delectable home-style food at this eatery!

Address: 510 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-765-8506
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-2:30pm
Website: pancakehouselubbock.com/

Bayer Museum of Agriculture at 10:00am!

Start your Hub City tour with Bayer Museum of Agriculture that features historical and interactive exhibits dating back to the early days of Agriculture. It has unique displays, including 71 pedal tractors, a 1920s Blacksmith shop replica, around 700 collectible toy tractors, cotton ginning history exhibits and other household items. 

Address: 1121 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-744-3786
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Website:  agriculturehistory.org/ 
Distance from Pancake House: 2.8miles or 5minutes drive

Mackenzie Park at 11:00am!

Next, head off to the Mackenzie Park, a recreational spot with a fishing lake, equestrian trails, an amphitheatre and public art sculptures. Take a relaxing walk along the lake, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, watch the small critters at the Prairie Dog Town, play a round of disc golf at Mackenzie Disc Golf Course, or go horseback riding on equestrian trails. Fun for all ages!

Address: 600 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: (806) 775-2687
Distance from Bayer Museum of Agriculture: 2.4miles or 7minutes drive

Joyland Amusement Park at 12:00pm!

Head off to Joyland Amusement Park that has wonderful rides and attractions. Enjoy fun games and variety of thrill rides, including adventurous roller coaster, water coaster, colorful carousel, and many more kiddies rides and family classics.  Relish snack foods at the stalls in the park. A perfect spot for adults and children both, who want to spend some good time doing rides of all kinds and water activities. Unleash the child in your and have fun on the rides!

Address: 500 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-763-2719
Website: www.joylandpark.com/ 
Distance from Mackenzie Park: 2.1miles or 4minutes drive

Lunch at 2:00pm!

Head off to Ranch House Restaurant (1520 Buddy Holly Ave) or Back Door Diner (1212 Avenue K) for some American fare. Craving for Mexican food, drop by Taqueria Jalisco (2211 Avenue Q) or head off to River Smith's Chicken & Catfish Restaurant (406 Avenue Q) that serves up seafood, Cajun & Creole. 

Buddy Holly Center at 3:00pm!

Lubbock trip is incomplete without visiting the rock-n-roll legend center- Buddy Holly Center. Pay tribute to the music icon Buddy Holly at the Buddy Holly Center. The center features artifacts and personal items from the singer’s life, including photographs, guitar, clothing, albums, fan letters, and more. 

Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-775-3560
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.buddyhollycenter.org 

Catch a live performance at 4:00pm!

Head off to the Cactus Theater, a live performance theater that offers theatrical plays, musical acts and concerts all year round in the Entertainment Depot District. Catch bands performing the hits of the music icons.

Address: 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock- 79401, Texas, United States
Phone: 1 806-762-3233
Website: cactustheater.com/
Distance from Buddy Holly Center: 0.1mile or 1minute drive

Sip and Sample the wine at 5:00pm!

Visit the McPherson Cellars Winery, one of the popular wineries in Lubbock. Tour the winery and sample a few wines. Their wines are delicious and inventive. Grab a seat on the patio, sip a few glasses of wine and enjoy the live music.  A perfect spot for oenophiles!

Address: 1615 Texas Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-687-9463
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.mcphersoncellars.com/
Distance from Cactus Theatre: 0.2miles or 2minutes drive

Go Shopping at 6:00pm!

Head off to the Grand Central Station Antiques that features over 50 dealers selling antiques and collectibles. From home decor items to office goods to gift items, you’ll find it all here. Shop for antiques at this spot!

Address: 4020 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79412, United States
Phone: 1 806-747-6206
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Distance from McPherson Cellars Winery: 2.2miles or 6minutes drive

Next, head off to South Plains Mall that features designer and upscale shopping stores. Anchored by JCPenney, Dillards, Sears, Bealls, and Barnes & Noble, it also features a 16-screen theatre, a bookstore and more than 150 shop.  Some of the specialty stores housed at this mall are: Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle Outfitters, GAP, Bath & Body Works, Hollister Co., and many more. 

Address: 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414, United States
Phone: 1 806-792-4653
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Website: www.southplainsmall.com/ 

Dinner at 8:00pm!

Craving for Italian cuisine, head off to Olive Garden (5702 Slide Rd) or visit Genghis Grill - Build Your Own Stir Fry (6201 Slide Rd) that serves up Chinese fare. For seafood, drop by Lone Star Oyster Bar (5116 58th St) or Logan's Roadhouse (6251 Slide Rd) for American classics and steak. 

Experience the real Texas nightlife at 10:00pm!

Head off to the Chances R Nightclub & Fun Bar where the DJs spin some awesome beats to get the dance floor bouncing. Enjoy drinks, music mix and have a great time at this nightspot! With a great mix of dance music, perfect sound system and spacious dance floor, it always seems to gloat a spectacular scene!

Address: 5610 Frankford Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79424, United States
Phone: 1 806-799-3993
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 7:00pm-2:00am

Day 2 in Lubbock!

Breakfast at 9:00am!

Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Lubbock's Breakfast House & Grill. It puts out delectable griddle breakfast, plus southern plates, burgers and sandwiches. Delish highlights include sandwiches, burgers, pasta, steal, salads and southern plates. 

Address: 7006 University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79413, United States
Phone: 1 806-687-8912
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 6:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: 6:00am-10:00pm
Website: lubbockbreakfasthouse.com/ 

American Wind Power Center at 10:00am!

Visit the world’s largest windmill museum- the American Wind Power Center. Know the Great Plains wind power history at the American Wind Power Center. The center features over 170 unique and restored windmills spread throughout the 28-acres of hills. 

Address: 1701 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX, United States
Phone: 806-747-8734
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Website: windmill.com/ 
Distance from Lubbock Breakfast House: 6.1miles or 8minutes drive

Science Spectrum Museum at 11:00am!

Head off to the Science Spectrum Museum that features more than 250 hands-on science-related exhibits and live science demonstrations.  It houses an OMNI theater that features kid-friendly science documentary, and a Lubbock Children’s Museum that has many exhibits for kids. Learn about the science and technology at this museum! Many discoveries awaits at this spot!

Address: 2579 S Loop 289 #250, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States
Phone: 1 806-745-2525
Website: sciencespectrum.org/
Distance from American Wind Power Center: 7.6miles or 10 minutes drive via I-27 S

Lunch at 1:00pm!

Head off to 50 Yard Line Restaurant (2549 South Loop 289) for American fare, or try the Greek cuisine at It's Greek To Me (7006 University Ave.). Drop by Orlando’s (6951 Indiana Ave Loop 289) for Italian fare. Craving for Mexican fare, head off to Anna's Mexican Restaurant (6909 Indiana Ave).

National Ranching Heritage Center at 2:00pm!

Head off to the National Ranching Heritage Center and learn about the history of the early settlers through authentic structures and tools used in the eighteenth century. The center features about fifty authentic restored historic structures, including cabins, a blacksmith shop, railroad depot, bunkhouses, windmills and other historic buildings, dating back to the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. 

Address: 3121 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409, United States
Phone: 1 806-742-0498
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.depts.ttu.edu/ranchhc/ 

Silent Wings Museum at 3:00pm!

Visit the Silent Wings Museum that showcases the history of the WWII military gliders. It showcase the valour and valiance of the soldiers during the war. Catch a movie on the WWII gliders, and then check out the glider artifacts and exhibits, including C 47-airplane, TF-4 trainer, WACO CG-4A glider, combat galleries and a hangar. 

Address: 6202 Interstate 27 Service Rd, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-775-3049
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.silentwingsmuseum.org/ 
Distance from National Ranching Heritage Center: 7.9miles or 10 minutes drive

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark at 4:00pm!

Next, head off to Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark that is a geologically and archaeological area with several miles of birding and hiking trails.  It features 12,000 years of human history in the area. 

Address: 2401 Landmark Dr, Lubbock, TX 79415, United States
Phone: 1 806-742-1116
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Website: www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/lll/ 
Distance from Silent Wings Museum: 6.2miles or 9minutes drive 

Antique Mall of Lubbock at 4:30pm!

Antique Mall of Lubbock features impressive selections of American antiques and collectibles. From vintage clothing and jewelry to toys to antique furnishings, and other collectibles and unique finds, this antique mall has it all! 

Address: 7907 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407, United States
Phone: 1 806-796-2166
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Website: http://www.antiquemalloflubbock.com/ 

Cujo's Sports Bar & Grill at 5:30pm!

After exploring the city, relax and unwind with cold beers at the Cujo’s Sports Bar & Grill. Enjoy a game of pool and interactive games, or catch your favorite sporting events on the TVs.  Meet new people, sip a few drinks, enjoy bar bites and relax in the lively atmosphere at this spot! 

Address: 5811 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79416, United States
Phone: 1 806-791-2622
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am; Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am
Website: cujossports.com/ 

Dinner at 7:00pm!

Head off to Ohana Japanese Steakhouse (5510 4th St) for Japanese cuisine. For Mexican-American fare, go to 50th St. Caboose (5027 50th St). Relish the seafood at Long John Silver's (5402 4th St)

The Blue Light Live at 9:00pm!

Head off to the historic Depot Entertainment District which a vibrant place in the Hub City. Catch some of the best musical acts at The Blue Light Live. Grab a seat on the patio and sip a few drinks while enjoying the Americana music at this hip spot!

Phone: 1 806-762-1185
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00pm-2:00am
Website: www.thebluelightlive.com/ 

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar at 11:00pm!

The night is still young in Lubbock! Head off to the Louie Louie’s Piano Bar that features some great piano players.  Enjoy drinks, laugh and sing along to some of the greatest hits played by the talented musicians who play nightly. Relax, sing, laugh and enjoy the energy!

Address: 1703 Texas Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-749-7464
Opening hours: Tuesday: 9:00pm-2:00am; Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00pm-2:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-2:00am
Distance from The Blue Light Live: 0.2miles or 1minute drive

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