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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

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


Llano Estancado Winery

Born from a casual experiment with grapevines shading a Lubbock patio, this winery now is one of Texas' largest. Tasting room samples Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and others. Gift shop and tasting open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. noon - 4 p.m. Tours available. Take U.S. 87

Lubbock, TX Wineries

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

Ranching Heritage Center

History of ranching told through 35 authentic structures moved to this 16-acre site: bunkhouse, barn, dugout, windmills, ranch homes, school, blacksmith shop, locomotive, stock cars, depot, Spanish compound and more from the 1700s through the early 1900

Lubbock, TX History

Things to do near Lubbock, TX

E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony

Models of telephones from Alexander Graham Bell's "Gallows Frame Phone" (only five ever built) through wooden phones and push...

Hapgood Park

This park is host to softball and baseball tournaments as well as recreational outings for picnics. It also has an RV park fo...

Lake Colorado City State Park

500-acre site on Lake Colorado City has cottages, boat ramp, rest rooms and picnic facilities; camping, fishing, swimming, sk...

Llano Estancado Winery

Born from a casual experiment with grapevines shading a Lubbock patio, this winery now is one of Texas' largest. Tasting room...

Holiday Hills Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...