The Blog

Apr 18, 2017

Step Into Lubbock Culture

To experience Lubbock, you gotta walk the walk. Whether you hike, bike or are just an experienced “art walker,” there are plenty of ways to experience our city. Lace up your shoes, grab the family and head outside to get your steps (and a lotta culture).

Texas Tech Public Art Collection (2500 Broadway)
Average Steps: 10,000
Log some serious steps while admiring more than 100 pieces of art on the Texas Tech University campus. This collection was named one of the top 10 university public art collections in the U.S. by Public Art Review Magazine.

“Agave Dreams” – Julian Voss-Andreae

National Ranching Heritage Center (3121 4th St.)
Average Walking Time: 1.5 hrs
Walk through 100 years of ranching history on this 19-acre historical site. Experience the stories told of early ranchers and their families through the authentic, restored ranching structures, dating from 1780 to 1950.


First Friday Art Trail (FFAT)  
Average Calories Burned: 650
Featuring 20 different art galleries, live music, food and more, FFAT is the official art hub of Lubbock and definitely worth the trek. For locations, click here.


Buffalo Springs Lake (5 miles east of Loop 289 on FM 835 & E. 50th Street)
Scenic Hiking Trail: 1.7 miles 
Mountain Bike Trail: 6 miles
Make your way to this West Texas oasis. You’ll come for the walk and stay for the camping, boating, hiking and bird watching. When you’re done getting active, enjoy a cold one and some live music at Mike’s Marina Bar.


Lubbock Lake Landmark (2401 Landmark Drive, north of Loop 289 and Clovis Highway)
Scenic Hiking Trail: 3 miles
Discover history dating back 12,000 years in time on a walk through this active archaeological dig that Smithsonian Magazine named as one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans.

Not only can you get your heart pumping with these activities, but they won’t cost you a dime. Share how you get active in the “Hub City” with us using #LiveLoveLubbock!