Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Center

A huge version of Holly's trademark horn-rims mark the Buddy Holly Center. The center is home to the Buddy Holly Gallery; a room devoted to the man with those glasses and pristine teeth. The gallery includes some of…
Top Choice Park in Lubbock

Mackenzie Park

Located off I-27 at Broadway St and Ave A, 248-acre Mackenzie Park has two dynamite highlights amid what's otherwise a mundane urban park.Prairie dogs are the stars of Prairie Dog Town, a hugely popular 7-acre habit…
Top Choice Museum in Lubbock

National Ranching Heritage Center

A real Lubbock gem, this open-air museum, part of the Texas Tech museum complex, tells a detailed story of what life was like on the Texas High Plains from the late 1700s until the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. Nearly…
Historic Site in Lubbock

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

A Tech-run attraction, this site is a sort of time capsule for all the cultures that have inhabited the South Plains for the last 12,000 years. Bones of critters such as wooly mammoths were first unearthed here when…
Cemetery in Lubbock

Buddy Holly's Grave

The headstone in the Lubbock City Cemetery reads 'In Loving Memory of Our Own Buddy Holley. September 7, 1936 to February 3, 1959.' Musical notes and an electric guitar are engraved on the marker too. Some visitors …
Museum in Lubbock

American Wind Power Center

A squeaky windmill is part of the iconic opening to Once Upon a Time in the West, and you can see more than 90 examples of these Western icons at the American Wind Power Center, located on a 28-acre site at E Broadw…
Monument in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Statue & West Texas Walk of Fame

In front of the Civic Center, a larger-than-life-size statue of Holly is surrounded by plaques honoring him and other west Texans who made it big in arts and entertainment. Honorees include musicians Joe Ely, Roy Or…
University in Lubbock

Texas Tech University

About 30,000 students attend Texas Tech University. Established in 1925, this is not the place to see Gothic treasures of academic architecture, but it is a big and busy place during school terms.
Museum in Lubbock

Museum of Texas Tech University

Art, natural history and science are showcased at this campus museum, which has more than five million items in its rather eclectic collection. Special exhibits are usually the highlights.
Amusement Park in Lubbock

Joyland Amusement Park

The irresistibly named Joyland has three roller coasters, 30 other rides and an array of carnival arcades and games that are little changed from Holly's time.