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Day 8’s “Hub City Hot Spot” is…

Texas-Tech-University-MuseumMuseum of Texas Tech University

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11), the Visit Lubbock Team surveyed thousands of past visitors to Lubbock by asking them to share their favorite places to visit, eat and see. Based on those responses, we determined the top nine locations that past visitors feel everyone should experience whether they live in Lubbock or plan to visit in the future.

The Museum of Texas Tech University has a tradition that extends more than 75 years. The museum was founded as the West Texas Museum in 1929, shortly after Texas Technological College was chartered in 1925.

Naturally, a lot has changed since 1929, including its location. You can find the museum at 3301 4th St., which includes exhibits featuring a total of nearly 5 million objects. In addition to all the amazing exhibits, the museum also features the Moody Planetarium with daily laser and star shows.

Last year, the museum welcomed 194,583 visitors through its doors.

Today’s winner of the “Hub City Hotspot” Prize Pack is Mikki Wittie! Be sure to check Visit Lubbock’s Facebook page tomorrow morning to guess the final “Hub City Hotspot.”

The Museum of Texas Tech University Fast Facts:

  • Location: 3301 4th St.
  •  Hours of Operation: Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, Open from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed on Monday.
  • Admission Cost: FREE
  • Phone: 806.742.2490
  • Website: www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu