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.
Keep up with the latest events and programs, on our complete Calendar of Events
The Landmark is now hiring a Heritage Education Intern for 2018 (PDF).
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
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, Lubbock Lake Landmark Historic Maintenance Supervisor, awarded Texas Tech University Distinguished Staff Award