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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.

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Pheasant Ridge Winery

Produces wines from a 50-acre vineyard located in the Texas High Plains. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Proprietor's White and dry Chenin Blanc. Tours and tasting welcome with advanced telephone call. Take I-27 north to New Deal, F.M. 1729 east 2

Lubbock, TX Wineries

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


Things to do near Lubbock, TX

Clay County Country Club

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

Joyland Amusement Park

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

Lone Star Rising

America's newest outdoor musical set in the beautiful Fritch Fortress Ampitheatre. Be transported back in time and join Ma an...

Scenic Drive

Texas 256 west traverses rolling country often cut by tributaries of Prairie Dog Town Fork of Red River. It threads among the...

Historic Depot District

A nightclub and restaurant area where restaurants feature all types of food. The Cactus Theater is a restored 1930s motion pi...