For thousands of years, across hundreds of generations, people have come to Lubbock Lake. Hunter-gatherers, from Clovis to Protohistoric peoples, the Apache and Comanche nations, and the founding of a modern city are each a part of the history of this National Historic Landmark that is one of the premier archaeological and natural history sites in North America.

In 2016, the Landmark celebrated 80 years of discovery that began with the accidental unearthing of a Folsom point in 1936 and continues to the present day.

A unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University, the Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve at the northern edge of the city of Lubbock, Texas. The Landmark contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient peoples on the Southern High Plains. The Landmark welcomes visitors of all ages year round.

The Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated National Historic and State Archeological Landmark.


Open Tuesday through Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays

As part of Texas Tech University, the Landmark will be closed between semesters, Saturday, December 22, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


The Lubbock Lake Landmark is free to the public.

Contact Us

806 742-1116



The Landmark is committed to providing all its visitors with enriching experiences. The Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center is fully wheelchair accessible with a ramp leading from the parking lot. As a 335-acre archaeological and natural history preserve, wheelchair accessibility outdoors varies. Please reference our trails page for specifics on the outdoor portion of the facilities, or contact us at 806 742-1116 with any questions.


2401 Landmark Drive

Lubbock, Texas

Just minutes from the main campus of Texas Tech University, the Landmark is just north of North Loop 289 and Clovis Highway (US 84). We are directly west of the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex. Public parking is free.


Keep up with the latest events and programs, on our complete Calendar of Events

Plainview publication cover

New publication from Vance T. Holliday, Eileen Johnson (Director, Lubbock Lake Landmark) and Ruthann Knudson explores the technology and time period of the Plainview Paleoindian peoples

Lubbock Lake Landmark Education Manager Susan Rowe wins a Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA) Regional EdCom Award for Excellence in Programming for its Sensory Saturdays Program at the 2017 annual meeting

First Place Poster

Museum of Texas Tech Univeristy Intern Jessica Stepp places first in Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA) 2017 annual poster competition for her Poster - Designing with Accessibility in Mind – 3D Printing and Exhibit Outcomes at the Lubbock Lake Landmark

Scott Trevey holding staff award

Scott Trevey, Lubbock Lake Landmark Historic Maintenance Supervisor, awarded Texas Tech University Distinguished Staff Award

Bison sculpture with storm clouds in the distance
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums