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Best Tourist Spots in Lubbock

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Located in northwestern Texas, Lubbock offers plenty of tourist spots for all kinds of visitors, from art and nature lovers to history buffs to music aficionados. The city is famous for its award-winning wineries, sporting events, golf courses, art galleries, museums, amusement parks, lively entertainment district brimming with concert venues and night clubs, and plenty of other attractions. 

Explore the Wind Energy history at American Wind Power Center and Museum!

History of Windmill
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Check out the American style water pumping windmill and several wind electric exhibits at American Wind Power Center. It is the world’s largest windmill museum. A beautiful 6,000 sq ft mural, known as the “Legacy of the Wind” features the history of windmill. Know about the power generation, the windmills and their history!  

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/ 

Learn about science and technology at Science Spectrum!

The Science Spectrum museum features several science-related interactive exhibits and live science demonstrations. It houses an OMNI theater that features kid-friendly science documentary. It also houses Lubbock Children’s Museum that has many exhibits for kids. Check out the “Pirates & Treasure” exhibit that showcases the history and technology of treasure, and many hands-on play zones for children.
Address: 2579 S Loop 289 #250, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States
Phone: 1 806-745-2525

Tranquil stroll along the walkways of Lubbock Memorial Arboretum!

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The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum features tress, vines, shrubs, flowers and many other ornamental plants that can be grown in the area. It also features butterflies, birds and several animals. It also has walkways and rest sites for education and enjoyment of both the visitors and locals. Explore the several miles of trails and experience the beauty of nature! 

Address: 4111 University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79413, United States
Phone: 1 806-797-4520

Know the American agricultural past at Bayer Museum of Agriculture!

The Bayer Museum of Agriculture showcases the American agriculture history from the early days to the modern era, through interactive and historical exhibits and displays. It has over 71 pedal tractors, household items, a historic farm house, cotton ginning history and a recreation shop. A one-of-a-king museum with rich agricultural history!

Address: 1121 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States
Phone: 1 806-744-3786
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Experience life of Rock n Roll legend Buddy Holly at Buddy Holly Center!

Rock 'n Roll legend home
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The Buddy Holly Center is dedicated to the roll and roll icon- Buddy Holly. It features the music, life and times of this American music legend.  A statue of Buddy Holly’s black-rimmed glasses welcomes you at the entryway to the museum.  It houses many interesting artifacts, Buddy Holly’s guitar, glasses, clothing, photos, fan letters and other music memorabilia. It also has contemporary visual arts and Texas music exhibits. Music enthusiasts, this is your spot to be!

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

Experience the thrill and fun at Joyland Amusement Park!

Amusement park for kids
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Joyland Amusement Park features plenty of thrilling and fun rides for all ages, ranging from kid and family-friendly rides like number cars, the Scrambler, and more to roller coaster, Tilt-O-Whirl and carousels. It also has water rides and slides, and lots of food fun. Share fun times with family and friends at this spot!

Address: 500 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: 1 806-763-2719

Step back in time at Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark!

Archaeological Site
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Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark is a geologically and archaeological rich area with several miles of birding and hiking trails. It showcases 12,000 years of human history in the area. Evidence of human activity in North American has been first found at this spot. A unique natural and archaeological site loaded with history!

Address: 2401 Landmark Dr, Lubbock, TX 79415, United States
Phone: 1 806-742-1116
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00am-4:30pm

History, Nature and Fun at Mackenzie Park!

Recreational park for fishing and outdoor fun
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Mackenzie Park encompasses the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, Joyland Amusement Park, the Prairie Dog Town, Meadowbrook Golf Course and MacKenzie Disc Golf Course. The park is a recreational spot with a fishing lake, equestrian trails, an amphitheatre and public art sculptures. Have picnic, stroll along the lake, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, thrill seekers can head off to Joyland Amusement Park, watch the small critters at the Prairie Dog Town, play a round of disc golf, know the past, present and future of American agriculture at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, or go horseback riding on equestrian trails. It has something for all ages!

Address: 600 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States
Phone: (806) 775-2687

Know million years of  at Museum of Texas Tech University!

Science and history at Museum
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Explore the space, nature, art, culture, geology and science at Museum of Texas Tech University. The museum features a great collection of objects related to humanities, science and arts. It also has a research laboratory and a planetarium. See the laser light and sound show, check out the endangered species exhibits, dinosaur display, pottery, paintings and American art, explore the huge expanse of space, and discover the natural and local history. 

Address: 3301 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409, United States
Phone: 1 806-742-2490

Experience the early settlers’ life at National Ranching Heritage Center!

19th century ranching history
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Know the story of the early settlers through authentic structures and tools used in the eighteenth century at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Situated in the Texas Tech University campus, the National Ranching Heritage 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. It also has exhibits of sculptures, paintings and artifacts. Glimpse of life on the Great Plains!

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

Trip to the past at Silent Wings Museum! 

WWII gliders history
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Know the history of the World War II gliders at Silent Wings Museum. The museum features exhibits, documents and videos that showcase the valour and valiance of the soldiers during the war. Commence the tour with a 15-minute film on the history of WWII gliders, followed by the viewing the exhibits that includes combat galleries, a hangar and a timeline. Among the artifacts are C 47-airplane, TF-4 trainer and WACO CG-4A glider. A must visit spot when in Lubbock! Untold stories of the gliders!

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

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