Keep up with the latest events and programs,
on our complete Calendar of Events
Information for the 2017 Field Season is available, 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.
During your visit to the Landmark, you will want to
explore our three trails and informative museum exhibits. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events regularly for our ongoing schedule of public programs including our popular
Landmark After Dark Night Hikes, Archaeology in Action, and more.
Guided tours by prior arrangement, activities in our Learning Center,
public programs, and programs for school children and educators also 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.
During the summer months, 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 and throughout the region.
The Landmark is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and is a designated National Historic and State