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Jul 11, 2016

Beat the Heat in the “Hub City!”

Here in the “Hub City” we enjoy an average of 263 sunny days every year, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But with summer in full swing, it’s occasionally necessary to find a few ways to beat the heat. Here are a few of our favorite ways to do just that!

Lubbock Water Rampage
Whether you prefer the lazy river, the massive water slides, unleashing your inner Captain Jack Sparrow at Pirate’s Cove or (for the big kids) ordering an ice-old beverage from Captain Morgan’s Rum Point, Lubbock Water Rampage provides plenty of opportunities to stay cool this summer, including two more movie nights. On July 16, they’ll be showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but August 13 is “Customer’s Choice” and votes will be accepted on the Water Rampage Facebook Page. The best part? A portion of the Movie Night proceeds will benefit the South Plains Food Bank.
Location: 6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy. (Intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Marsha Sharp Freeway)

Wave Pool at Water Rampage

Wave Pool at Lubbock Water Rampage

Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe
Is there anything that beats ice cream on a Texas summer day? It truly feels the most like summer when I’m holding a cone with a double scoop of my favorite flavor. This local treasure is bursting at the seams with as much atmosphere as it is ice cream options and all are homemade. Hint: give the brownie sundae a try.
Location: 3404 34th Street

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Ice Cream from Holly Hop’s

Indoor Attractions
If you’re looking to spend the day indoors, Lubbock has no shortage of places to keep you entertained. Check out the Science Spectrum for hands-on and interactive exhibits, Lubbock’s only public aquarium and educational programs in the OMNI Theater. Explore the American Wind Power Center & Wind Energy Experience Center, the largest windmill museum in the world or rave on at the Buddy Holly Center. From now until September, they’ll have a traveling exhibit from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame on display celebrating 40 years of women that rock. Get the details here.
Locations: Science Spectrum (2579 S. Loop 289), American Wind Power Center/Wind Energy Experience Center (1701 Canyon Lake Drive), Buddy Holly Center (1801 Crickets Ave.)

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre
It’s one of the best ways to spend a West Texas summer night in my opinion. Did you know TripAdvisor recently ranked Stars & Stripes the No. 3 drive-in theatre in the country? Check it out this summer after the sun goes down for a double feature and their famous Chihuahua Sandwiches. Kids under age five get in for free.
Location: 5101 Clovis Highway 84

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However you’re choosing to beat the heat this summer, be sure to share with us using #LiveLoveLubbock! And as always, happy exploring!