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Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock is the seat of Lubbock County and a major city of the South Plains. The abundant grass and the expansion of the cattle industry in the 1880s led to the cattle empires on the Texas Plains and the settling of two towns, Old Lubbock and Monterey. In 1890, the two cities came together and mutually accepted a new site, which they called Lubbock, and it became the center of ranching and cattle operations in the area.

Today, Lubbock is a city of industry, technology, oil, agriculture, warehousing, medicine and culture, and the site of Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, School of Law, and Health Science Center. Lubbock's citizens support the city's live music, ballet, and community theater productions, as well as the activities of its colleges and universities.

A major annual event is the Panhandle-South Plains Fair, the last week in September, one of largest regional fairs in the state that draws a quarter-million visitors to pageants, contests, and entertainment as well as traditional fair exhibits.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Science Spectrum

Experience the Science of Fun! With over 200 interactive exhibits, an OMNIMAX Theatre, live animals, live demonstrations, a dedicated area for younger children, funshops, and traveling exhibits, we can put a smile on you brain!

Lubbock, TX Learning Centers

Joyland Amusement Park

A west Texas fun filled tradition located in the heart of Lubbock's popular Mackenzie Park recreation area. Joyland has great rides and attractions over 30

Lubbock, TX Amusement Parks

American Wind Power Center

Windmills of all descriptions are found on the grounds of this 28-acre site, donated in 1993

Lubbock, TX Historic Mills

OMNIMAX Theatre

Feel like a part of the action. Featuring a panoramic image on a 58-foot dome screen, as well as a 12,500-watt sound system, this film experience can take you to the most amazing places on Earth (and beyond)-all without leaving your seat!

Lubbock, TX Theatres

Buddy Holly Statue and Walk of Fame

Honors Lubbock and West Texas natives who have made significant contributions in entertainment industry. Plaques include Mac Davis, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Keys, G.W. Bailey, Barry Corbin, four members of the "Crickets"

Lubbock, TX Arts

Things to do near Lubbock, TX

Visitor Information

Details and free literature about Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto Co. historic sites, campgrounds, accommodations and current ev...

Seagraves-Loop Museum & Art Center

Housed in 1924 Armstrong Bldg. Collections of pioneer memorabilia, furnished rooms, and street scene. Adjacent old depot hous...

Vietnam Archives

This collection is the largest primary source materials of the Vietnam War outside of the holding of the U.S. government. In ...

Stratford Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Museum of the Plains

General history exhibits of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles; railroad depot, old store, pioneer home from Ochiltree, covere...