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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…
Top Choice Gastropub in Lubbock


Lubbock's most creative restaurant is the work of Jason and Kate Diehl. From the pickled seasonal vegetables on the starter list to inventive seasonal fare, it has something to catch your eye. Mindful of local budge…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Lubbock

La Diosa Cellars

One of several local wineries, La Diosa uncorks a range of Texas wines beyond its own label in this art-filled space. There are inventive Mediterranean-style snacks and meals as well as a coffee bar. On many nights …
Top Choice American in Lubbock

West Table

One of Lubbock's best restaurants has creative and seasonal dishes on a menu that changes daily. There is a large and spare dining area with polished wood floors. Service is polished. Seafood, pork and beef mains ar…
Top Choice Cultural in Lubbock

National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration

September is a big time in Lubbock, with returning Tech students and this huge gathering of cowboys, cowboy wannabes, cowboy scholars, cowboy musicians and cowboy cooks. Yee-haw! There's a huge lineup of entertainme…
Market in Lubbock

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market

This organic farmers market sells the best produce from the region. There are also plenty of ready food vendors.
Live Music in Lubbock

Blue Light

This legendary club has plenty of live Texas country and rock.
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…