Local Area Attractions
Buddy Holly Center
No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center in the historic Depot Entertainment District. The Center house a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of Lubbock's favorite son, Buddy Holly. The Center also houses the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame and Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery. Visit the Center on-line at www.buddyhollycenter.org.
Depot Entertainment District
Music fills the air as you walk the streets admiring neon lights, restaurants and entertainment offered in the historic Depot Entertainment District.
Texas Tech University
With red tiles blazing beneath the boundless West Texas skies, Texas Tech's beauty jumps out at you when you drive onto campus. Throughout the year, TTU offers a wide selection of theater, music and dance performances and, of course, Big 12 sporting events. See for yourself the great things happening at TTU at www.ttu.edu.
Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater
Open year-round! Load up the family or take your sweetheart to see a double-feature on the big screen. Experience a rare piece of American entertainment history. Dine during movie time by stepping into the 50's Café and order up delicious dinner items, ice cream and, of course, popcorn. Located less than 1 mile from the Lubbock KOA! See www.DriveInUSA.com for more information.
Joyland Amusement Park
A West-Texas, fun filled tradition located in the heart of Lubbock's popular Machenzie Park. Joyland has great rides for all ages as well as food favorites, exciting games and group outing facilities. It's a place where friends and family can share fun times and create unforgettable memories. Visit Joyland on-line at www.joylandpark.com.
Lubbock Lake Landmark
Twelve thousand years of history make this an internationally recognized archaeological and natural history preserve. The Landmark documents the continuous human presence on the Southern High Plains since the time of large, extinct animals. Check out the exhibits and 4 miles of outdoor trails at www.museum.ttu.edu/LLL.
Silent Wings Museum
The Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the U.S. Military Glider Program and its role in World War II. The museum features one of the few fully restored WWII gliders in existence and includes 3 exhibit galleries, a multimedia theater, a C-47 airplane, research library and museum store. Visit the Silent Wings Museum on-line at www.silentwingsmuseum.com.
Science Spectrum & Omni Theater
A unique, hands-on museum that features interactive science exhibits and is home to the Lubbock aquarium. The Omni Theater features an advanced projector and domed screen that makes you feel like you are part of the movie. Visit www.sciencespectrum.org for more details.
American Wind Power Center
This is a dynamic museum for the American-style water pumping windmills. The Center has more than 150 rare and fully restored windmills on display spread across 28 acres of the Yellow House Canyon of Lubbock. Visit the American Wind Power Center on-line at www.windmill.com.
Pale Duro Canyon in Canyon, Texas
"Texas" a musical extravaganza takes place there on June 10 thru August 22.
Llano Estacado Winery
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976 to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential of Texas wines. This mission began with 1,300 cases of wine released in 1977. Today, Llano Estacado is the largest premium winery in the state of Texas, producing wines of world class quality, and taking the lead in introducing not just Texans, but the entire world, to the great wines made in Texas.
Visit www.llanowine.com for more details