About Lubbock, TX
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Area Cities and Towns: Lubbock, Abernathy, Hurlwood, Idalou, Posey, New Deal, Ransom Canyon, Shallowater,
Slaton, Wolfforth, Woodrow
Elevation: 3,241 feet (one kilometer) above sea level
Land Area (County): 900.7 square miles
Land Area (City): 123.4 square miles
Population Density (2013): 239,795
Winter average temperature: mid-50 degrees F
Summer average temperature: low-90 degrees F
Average annual precipitation: 18.69 inches
Wettest month: June = 2.98 inches (average)
Lubbock has grown into a vibrant and bustling city. While many things have changed since its incorporation in 1909, one thing has remained the same: Lubbock continues to be known for the charm and hospitality of its people.
The National Ranching Heritage Center, a museum of ranching history, is located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The NRHC features almost fifty authentic ranch buildings dating from the late 18th to the mid-20th century.
The Museum of Texas Tech University is part of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It is made up of the main museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.
Lubbock's favorite son—Buddy Holly—was a pioneer of the rock 'n' roll scene, and influenced some of the greatest artists of all time. In his honor, loving family, friends and loyal fans have shared Buddy Holly memorabilia creating the world famous Buddy Holly Center, a favorite among the Lubbock attractions.
Whether you're five or ninety-five, great discoveries await you at the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater! With well over 250 hands-on interactive science exhibits, Lubbock's only public aquarium, the giant domed screen OMNI Theater or the daily live science shows, it's the perfect place for the Explorer in all of us.
The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.
Wind-powered museum devoted to American windmills, with a display of 200 models indoors & out.
Joyland Amusement Park is a small family-owned traditional amusement park, located in Lubbock, Texas, United States within Lubbock's Mackenzie Park.
Archaeological site offering 12,000-year record of history, with trails & life-sized animal bronzes.
Prairie Dog Town was established in Mackenzie Park in the early 1930's by Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy N. Clapp. It was started with four dogs and two burrows and was the first protected prairie dog colony of its kind. In 1935, the colony was moved to it's current location when Mackenzie Park became a state park.
The First Friday Art Trail is a monthly evening celebrating the arts in downtown Lubbock and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. There is a free Citibus trolley service that will take you to all the stops on the trail in downtown Lubbock.