Lubbock, Texas, is known for its High Plains wineries, legions of popular musicians, and Texas Tech University. Lubbock is approximately 135 square miles and is actually the 11th largest city in the state of Texas, with a population of around 300,000 people. It is home to many outdoor spaces and parks, such as:
- Leftwich Park
- Wagner Park
- Hodges Park
- McCullough Park
- Bill & Ann Miller Park
- Mackenzie Main City Park
- Maxey Park
You can go to Hoel Park to enjoy a relaxing resting spot near a pond, and the kids can enjoy the playground. MacKenzie Park – Canyon Run Dog Park and Clapp Dog park are some places to take your four-legged best friends.
Museums IN LUBBOCK
There are, of course, some amazing museums in the area as well that you and your entire family could enjoy exploring. These include:
- American Windmill Museum
- Museum of Texas Tech University
- Silent Wings Museum
- FiberMax Center for Discovery
- Play Street Museum
Adventure Park is an amazing amusement park located in Lubbock, which is approx. 20 acres. It offers a bunch of amazing rides that the entire family will enjoy, that include a laser maze, ziplining, bumper boats, and more.
BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
The Buddy Holly Exhibit is one that you must see while you are in the area. This museum is dedicated to the Rock and Roll legend Buddy Holly. You can view memorabilia donated by the family and even see a pair of glasses recovered from the plane crash.
History speaks for itself with the amazing design from the 1930s. This theater is a venue for people to enjoy performances, shows, and diverse concerts.
While in Lubbock, you will want to take a minute to check out the amazing golf courses. Here you will find:
- Chaparral Golf Course
- Reese Golf Center
- Meadowbrook Canyon Creek Golf Course
- The Rawls Course
- Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
- T-Bar Country Club
- Stone Gate Golf Course
- Shadow Hills Golf Course
Stars AND STRIPES DRIVE-IN
This drive-in is located in Lubbock and has been nominated as one of the best drive-in theaters in the nation. Every weekend, you’ll find shows going that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle. There is also a cafe and playground on the property as well.
Of course, you cannot visit Lubbock without enjoying some of its fine restaurants. Here you will find cuisine of all kinds. Here are some of the top picks:
- 50th Street Caboose
- Big E’s Barbeque
- Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant
- Adolph’s Grill & Bar
- Caprock Cafe
- The West Table Kitchen and Bar
- All About Cha
- Cast Iron Grill
- All American Eatery
- Aloha BBQ Grill
Another fun thing to do in Lubbock is visit Prairie Dog Town, which is located inside McKenzie Park. It is an exhibit that was built into a hill. Here you can feed them, and some might even come right up to you. You will want to visit during the cooler hours of the day since they like to hide underground when it’s hot out.