A glimpse into the exhibition galleries at the Landmark.

 Our 2014 Calendar of Events is here! 

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 2011, the Landmark celebrated 75 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. In the summer months, watch as areas on the preserve are actively excavated. Volunteers from the local community and around the world assist a team of scientists in the meticulous process of unearthing and cataloging every find at the Landmark.

Guided and self-guided tours, a Learning Center, exhibitions, public programs, programs for school children and for educators are all part of the Landmark's ongoing mission to provide a research and educational facility and to reveal and preserve both Texas and the nation's cultural and natural heritages.

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

Hours of Operation

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

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

Closed Mondays

 

 

The Landmark will be closed for one day only
on Friday, March 21st for Texas Tech University's Spring Break.

The Landmark will be closed on Sunday, April 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


accredited by the American Association of Museums

 

 

Updated February 24, 2014