Attractions

Must See & Do

Lubbock is full of must-see attractions! Don’t,
miss our museums, landmarks
and much more!

Attractions Listings

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

120 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.368.8887

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the moviegoing experience, but also by introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. The Alamo Drafthouse is a creative combination of movie theater and restaurant, showing first-run features, family movies, independent films and specially programmed events with an extensive menu of drinks and made-from-scratch food available in every auditorium and at all shows. The Alamo Drafthouse hosts a wide range of private events, from birthday parties to corporate trainings.

Allison House

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

The Allison House is the newest addition to the Buddy Holly Center and is the boyhood home of Jerry Ivan "J.I." Allison, the drummer for The Crickets. The home is where he lived as a teenager and the place where he and Buddy Holly wrote many of their famous hits including, "That'll Be The Day." The home features authentic, vintage furnishings owned by the Allison Family.

American Wind Power Center

1701 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.747.8734

Home to more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills spread out on 28 acres of rolling hills, the American Wind Power Center is known as the largest windmill museum in the world. After viewing the collection, be sure to check out the 6,000-square-foot “Legacy of the Wind” mural that represents the past, present and future of the windmill. It took the artist, LaGina Fairbetter, two years to paint the larger-than-life mural. Visitors are sure to leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American-style, water-pumping windmills that shaped much of the country’s pioneering technology efforts.

Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards

12206 E. Hwy. 62
Idalou, TX 79329
806.892.2961

West Texas breezes carry the fresh scent of more than 6,000 apple and peach trees to those who visit Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards. Pick your own apples or purchase jams, jellies, local raw honey, fresh veggies from the garden, and apple pies and cakes in the unique gift shop, bakery or Country Café. Designed as a pick-your-own operation, the 30-year-old orchard is comprised of 30 varieties of apples.

Art on Texas Avenue

1506 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.745.2687

Art on Texas Avenue is a commercial art gallery founded in January 2007 by directors George Hardberger and Thersea Atiee with the sole intent of helping promote art appreciation in the Texas Panhandle Region. Located near the Depot Entertainment District in downtown Lubbock, the gallery features more than 2,100 square feet of space devoted to continuously revolving exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photography. Most importantly, the gallery provides a unique opportunity for many local and out-of-town artists to sell and display their work in a truly inspired setting. Stop by and experience the beauty and imagination of this area's artists.

Ballet Lubbock

5702 Genoa Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806.785.3090

Founded in 1969 by Suzanne Aker, Ballet Lubbock is a private, nonprofit organization that is an integral component of Lubbock’s cultural fabric. Each holiday season, Ballet Lubbock produces "The Nutcracker Ballet," one of Lubbock’s favorite holiday traditions.

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.239.5796

The Bayer Museum of Agriculture, formerly the American Museum of Agriculture, features interactive exhibits and historical displays dating back to the pioneering years of agriculture. Unique exhibits include 71 pedal tractors, 700 collectible toy tractors, a 1920s replica Blacksmith shop, an exhibit on the history of cotton ginning and a new addition with meeting facilities and more interactive exhibits.

Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center located in the historic Depot Entertainment District. The Center houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of Buddy Holly and showcases unique memorabilia donated by the family, friends and fans of Lubbock’s favorite son. The Center also houses the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery. Maria Elena Holly ™

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.762.3233

The Cactus Theater was constructed in Lubbock in 1937 and opened in April 1938 as the first suburban, neighborhood movie theater. The Cactus Theater officially reopened in 1995 as a live performance theater featuring musicals, plays and concerts.

Cap*Rock Winery

408 E. Woodrow Road
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.686.4452

Just a corks throw from Lubbock, Cap*Rock’s stunning architecture will pull you in the moment you arrive. From bold reds to delicate whites, Cap*Rock has steadily gained a following since opening its doors in 1992. Beyond the beautifully blended wine, the winery offers a pristine backdrop for tastings and receptions that can be held throughout the year.

CASP - Charles Adams Studio Project

602 Ave. J
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.788.1008

The Charles Adams Studio Project is a privately owned non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to cluster artists in the Lubbock Cultural District by maintaining an inclusive environment that’s mutually beneficial for working artists, curators, galleries and students. This successful collaboration has led to four live/work studios that are regularly open during the monthly First Friday Art Trail, allowing visitors to connect with each artist.

Charles Adams Gallery

602 Ave. J
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.788.1008

Located in downtown Lubbock, the Charles Adams Gallery is a multi-service gallery that has become one of the most trafficked spots in the Lubbock Cultural District. The unique facility is home to many permanent and rotating art collections, including work from famous artists such as Andy Warhol.

Cinemark Movies 16

5721 85th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806.796.2804

Movies 16 features stadium seating and state-of-the-art sound. Don’t forget about All-Day Matinee’s where tickets all day are $6.00. Call or visit the website for showtimes, ticket information and gift cards.

Cinemark Tinseltown USA

2535 82nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.748.7140

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 486 theatres and 5,595 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2014.

Joyland Amusement Park

500 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.763.2719

Joyland is a fun-filled West Texas tradition located in the heart of Lubbock’s popular Mackenzie Park recreation area. Joyland features more than 30 great rides and attractions – ranging from a log ride, water coaster and roller coasters to junior rides and family classics, such as the colorful carousel. The park also features food favorites, exciting games and group outing facilities. It’s a place where family, friends and coworkers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories. Open mid-March through mid-September

Legacy Play Village

Spur 327 and Brownfield Hwy. (inside McAlister Park)
Lubbock, TX
806.775.2687

Legacy Play Village is a unique facility where children can play while learning about the long legacy of the South Plains. The village was designed and built by the citizens of Lubbock and the surrounding area. It has three picnic pavilions that are available for rent year-round. To reserve a pavilion, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 806-775-2687.

Llano Estacado Winery

3426 E. FM 1585
Lubbock, TX 79404
806.745.2258

Located just outside the city limits, Llano Estacado is not only Texas’ most award-winning winery, but the first winery to open after prohibition. Many of their world-class grapes are grown within a 100-mile radius of Lubbock. Reserve a private tour and let Llano’s winemakers take you through each step of the winemaking process.

Lubbock Community Theatre

4232 Boston Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79413
806.749.2416

As the oldest, continuous, live community theatre in the Lubbock area, the Lubbock Community Theatre allows citizens to experience and participate in quality live theatre. Plays are performed during every season.

Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

One of the premier locations in Lubbock to view contemporary art, the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery is made up of 2,500 square feet of gallery space in the Buddy Holly Center. Visitors can feed their artistic spirit with various visual arts exhibitions showcased each year. With everything from jewelry to paintings and sculptures, the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery is a cultural experience.

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

2401 Landmark Drive
Lubbock, TX 79415
806.742.1116

Smithsonian Magazine recently named this Lubbock landmark one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. In fact, evidence of human life from 12,000 years ago has been uncovered at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. This internationally recognized archaeological and natural history preserve provides a perfect family outing and regularly hosts night hikes on a 3-mile scenic trail through the Yellow House Canyon. The site even features special events like Archaeology in Action, where visitors can interact and observe excavators and lab crews as they work, an experience not usually open to the public.

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

601 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.762.1688

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra boasts nationally known guest conductors and soloists, a full-time professional administrative staff and dozens of talented professional musicians who represent the business community, public school staff and faculty, and the faculty and student body of Texas Tech University.

Lubbock Water Rampage

6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy.
Lubbock, TX 79407
806.771.5953

Make a splash at Lubbock's premiere water park! Enjoy tidal waves, giant water slides, a kiddie pool and a lazy river. Open throughout the summer. Family ticket packs and season tickets available.

Mackenzie Park

601 Municipal Drive
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.2687

At 248 acres, Mackenzie Park is Lubbock’s largest recreation area and features a wide variety of fun for all ages. Tee off at the recently renovated Meadowbrook Golf Course, or for more variety, the park offers a world-class disc golf course and Joyland Amusement Park. Visit Prairie Dog Town and watch these pint-sized critters put on a show, or bring your horses and ride through incredible landscapes on the park’s equestrian trails. A new sculpture garden, the ALON/USA Fina ""Crossroads of Time"" features the larger-than-life sculptures of artist Steve Teeters and overlooks beautiful Mackenzie Park.

McPherson Cellars

1615 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.687.9463

Owner and Winemaker Kim McPherson has beautifully restored the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, located in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District, into a world-class winery. Experience the welcoming beauty of the winery’s tasting room, outdoor courtyard and spacious event center.

Museum of Texas Tech University

3301 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2490

Explore exhibits featuring a total of nearly 5 million objects at the Museum of Texas Tech University. You’ll discover collections in the arts, humanities and natural sciences, as well as the Moody Planetarium with daily laser and star shows. The museum also trains future professionals through its nationally recognized graduate level programs in Museum Science and Heritage Management.

National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC)

3121 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.0498

This 16-acre site houses 48 authentic structures dating back to the 1700s, which have been authentically restored and furnished. There is even a structure onsite that played host to President Theodore Roosevelt in the 1830s. Through year-round events and tours, the center depicts the life of North American ranchers. These events include the popular Candlelight at the Ranch hosted each December and Ranch Days held every April, where spectators can watch and learn how life was lived during that time. It’s guaranteed that visitors will experience the real West like they never have before at the NRHC.

Peachtree Gallery

901 17th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.747.2120

Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in historic downtown Lubbock. The gallery is a place where both artist and collector feel represented and well cared for. Most importantly, the gallery is a space in which both parties feel at home and understood.

Pheasant Ridge Winery

3507 E. County Road 5700
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.746.6033

Located on the “Texas High Plains,” Pheasant Ridge proudly boasts the oldest vines in Texas. As an early pioneer of the Texas wine industry, this family-owned winery includes a 60-acre vineyard that continues to produce fine estate-grown wine.

Prairie Dog Town

4th St. and Interstate 27
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.2687

There’s no better place in Lubbock than Prairie Dog Town to watch these pint-sized critters in their natural habitat. Prairie Dog Town was the first protected prairie dog colony of its kind and is located in the majestic Mackenzie Park.

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater

2579 S. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.745.2525

Entertainment and education meet at one of Lubbock’s favorite attractions, the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. Kids and adults alike\ will step into a unique, hands-on museum that features interactive science exhibits, Lubbock’s only public aquarium, thrilling programs at the OMNI Theater and much more.

Silent Wings Museum

6202 N. Interstate 27
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.775.3049

From 1942 to 1944, Lubbock was home to the majority of American Glider Pilots and their flight training for World War II. To preserve their history and bravery, the Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the U.S. Glider Program and is home to three exhibit galleries, a C-47 airplane, research library, multimedia theater and one of the few fully restored World War II gliders in existence.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

5101 Clovis Hwy. 84
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.749.SHOW

Bring the family or take your sweetheart to see the latest blockbuster hits under a moonlit sky. Visitors can enjoy two new movies for one amazing price, and kids under the age of 5 get in free! Come early and let the kiddos have a blast on the playground, while you grab delicious items like box dinners, nachos or the famous Chihuahua Sandwich. Just don’t forget a sweet funnel cake or a bucket of popcorn for the show.

Texas Tech University

2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2011

Featuring breathtaking Spanish Renaissance architecture and a public art program ranked among the nation's 10 best, Texas Tech's beauty immediately jumps out at you as you drive onto campus. Home to more than 32,000 students, the university offesr a wide selection of theater, music and dance performances year-round, and of course, Big XII sporting events. See for yourself the great things happening at Texas Tech University by calling the Texas Tech Visitors Center at 806.742.1299.

Texas Tech University Public Art Collection

2500 Broadway, West Hall - Visitor Center
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.1299

Texas Tech University seeks to enrich the cultural and intellectual life on its campus by building and maintaining a unique collection of public art created by leading artists of our time. This is done by allocating one percent of the estimated total cost of each new capital project to commission high quality works of art. The collection, ranked in the Top 10 of university public art collections by Public Art Review, is guided by members of the University Public Art Committee, which includes faculty, staff, students, alumni, university and community leaders.

LHUCA is a must-see when it comes to contemporary art on the South Plains. Visitors will find that LHUCA is not only a place to see art, but experience it as well. Its campus includes multiple working studios, visual art galleries, a theatre and rehearsal hall and various classes that you can drop into throughout the year.

The Maize

6323 Farm Road 1294 (2 miles east of Shallowater)
Lubbock, TX 79415
806.763.5594

Each Fall, James and Patti Simpson of At'l Do Farms transform their 12-acre corn field into an ""amazing maize"". By day or by night, this is an adventure to challenge your wits. After navigating through the maize, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, shoot the corn cannon or reserve a campfire for your group.

The Vietnam Center and Archive

15th St. & Detroit Ave. (Inside Texas Tech Campus)
Lubbock, TX 79410
806.742.3749

The Vietnam Center and Archive is responsible for collecting and preserving the documentary record of the Vietnam War and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience. The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio and books related to the Vietnam War.

Allen Theatre

15th St. & Akron Ave.
Lubbock, TX
806.742.3636

The Allen Theatre has served as the premiere performance space for Texas Tech since its opening and continues to play host to a large number of events. More than 10,000 performances have taken place in the facility. The theatre operates year-round and offers a charming space to present performances such as concerts, dance performances, movies and plays. It is an excellent venue for lectures and multimedia presentations.

Art on Texas Avenue

1506 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.745.2687

Art on Texas Avenue is a commercial art gallery founded in January 2007 by directors George Hardberger and Thersea Atiee with the sole intent of helping promote art appreciation in the Texas Panhandle Region. Located near the Depot Entertainment District in downtown Lubbock, the gallery features more than 2,100 square feet of space devoted to continuously revolving exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photography. Most importantly, the gallery provides a unique opportunity for many local and out-of-town artists to sell and display their work in a truly inspired setting. Stop by and experience the beauty and imagination of this area's artists.

Ballet Lubbock

5702 Genoa Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806.785.3090

Founded in 1969 by Suzanne Aker, Ballet Lubbock is a private, nonprofit organization that is an integral component of Lubbock’s cultural fabric. Each holiday season, Ballet Lubbock produces "The Nutcracker Ballet," one of Lubbock’s favorite holiday traditions.

CASP - Charles Adams Studio Project

602 Ave. J
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.788.1008

The Charles Adams Studio Project is a privately owned non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to cluster artists in the Lubbock Cultural District by maintaining an inclusive environment that’s mutually beneficial for working artists, curators, galleries and students. This successful collaboration has led to four live/work studios that are regularly open during the monthly First Friday Art Trail, allowing visitors to connect with each artist.

CATS Playhouse

2257 34th St.
Lubbock, TX 79411
806.792.0501

Children & Adults Theatrical Studio's mission is to provide an organization for the production and promotion of theatrical events and the theatrical experience.

Charles Adams Gallery

602 Ave. J
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.788.1008

Located in downtown Lubbock, the Charles Adams Gallery is a multi-service gallery that has become one of the most trafficked spots in the Lubbock Cultural District. The unique facility is home to many permanent and rotating art collections, including work from famous artists such as Andy Warhol.

City Bank Auditorium & Coliseum

2720 Drive of Champions
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.775.2242

Located adjacent to the Texas Tech University campus at 4th Street and University Avenue, the 2,803-seat City Bank Auditorium/Coliseum offers flexibility and professionalism. Whether it's a major concert or an intimate evening at the theater, it all happens under one roof. The hall is designed for small concerts, recitals, speakers and full-stage productions.

Civic Lubbock Inc.

1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.2242

Civic Lubbock Inc. is the governmental arts agency of Lubbock. The organization serves in an advisory capacity to the municipally owned Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum. Civic Lubbock administers grant programs, acquires public art, co-sponsors special events and has oversight of the West Texas Walk of Fame/Terrace Inductions.

The mission of this organization is to teach, promote and preserve all aspects of the passionate and diverse culture and tradition of the Mexican heritage through music, theater and dance.

Flatlands Dance Theatre

P.O. Box 93001
Lubbock, TX 79493
806.777.5753

Flatlands Dance Theatre produces and promotes innovative and diverse dance and provides educational outreach initiatives to underserved community members in West Texas through a collective of working artists.

Hemmle Recital Hall

18th St. & Boston Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2270

The School of Music at Texas Tech University holds more than 300 concerts each school year, most of which are completely free and open to the public. From large ensemble concerts to intimate solo recitals, from the classics to modern jazz, you are sure to find music of interest on their stage.

LCU Department of Communications and Fine Arts

5601 19th St.
Lubbock, TX 79407
806.720.7728

At Lubbock Christian University, the Department of Communication and Fine Arts includes the divisions of Organizational Communication, Visual Communication, Foreign Language, Music, Art Education and Theater. In addition to strong academic requirements, each degree integrates practical/performance components that allows the student to apply academic theory to real-life situations. These components include such experiences as internships, exhibitions, productions, recitals and community work, depending upon the chosen academic degree.

Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial

82nd St. & Nashville Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.794.9006

Coordinated by American Legion Post 575, a monument to the soldiers of this region, men and women, who have served in the military in times of peace and war.

Lubbock Community Theatre

4232 Boston Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79413
806.749.2416

As the oldest, continuous, live community theatre in the Lubbock area, the Lubbock Community Theatre allows citizens to experience and participate in quality live theatre. Plays are performed during every season.

Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

One of the premier locations in Lubbock to view contemporary art, the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery is made up of 2,500 square feet of gallery space in the Buddy Holly Center. Visitors can feed their artistic spirit with various visual arts exhibitions showcased each year. With everything from jewelry to paintings and sculptures, the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery is a cultural experience.

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX
806.775.2242

This 300,000 square foot facility is flexible enough to accommodate large events or small-specialized gatherings. The structural layout and architectural design of the facility combine beauty and versatility making it a convenient and impressive accommodation for any event, be it a meeting, trade show, concert or convention.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals inspires audiences throughout the year with fun and exciting musicals at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre located in Mackenzie Park. Making use of the fantastic talent of Texas Tech students and actors from the Lubbock community, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is able to produce shows that thrill their audiences, whether a sophisticated theater viewer or a first-timer. The organization also helps produce various shows throughout the year at different Lubbock theater locations.

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

601 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.762.1688

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra boasts nationally known guest conductors and soloists, a full-time professional administrative staff and dozens of talented professional musicians who represent the business community, public school staff and faculty, and the faculty and student body of Texas Tech University.

Maedgen Theatre

2812 18th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.742.3601

The Texas Tech University Department of Theatre and Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and has a rich heritage of productions dating back to 1926. Performances are held throughout the year, and ticket information can be found online.

Peachtree Gallery

901 17th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.747.2120

Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in historic downtown Lubbock. The gallery is a place where both artist and collector feel represented and well cared for. Most importantly, the gallery is a space in which both parties feel at home and understood.

Texas Tech University Public Art Collection

2500 Broadway, West Hall - Visitor Center
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.1299

Texas Tech University seeks to enrich the cultural and intellectual life on its campus by building and maintaining a unique collection of public art created by leading artists of our time. This is done by allocating one percent of the estimated total cost of each new capital project to commission high quality works of art. The collection, ranked in the Top 10 of university public art collections by Public Art Review, is guided by members of the University Public Art Committee, which includes faculty, staff, students, alumni, university and community leaders.

LHUCA is a must-see when it comes to contemporary art on the South Plains. Visitors will find that LHUCA is not only a place to see art, but experience it as well. Its campus includes multiple working studios, visual art galleries, a theatre and rehearsal hall and various classes that you can drop into throughout the year.

The Vietnam Center and Archive

15th St. & Detroit Ave. (Inside Texas Tech Campus)
Lubbock, TX 79410
806.742.3749

The Vietnam Center and Archive is responsible for collecting and preserving the documentary record of the Vietnam War and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience. The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio and books related to the Vietnam War.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

120 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.368.8887

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the moviegoing experience, but also by introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. The Alamo Drafthouse is a creative combination of movie theater and restaurant, showing first-run features, family movies, independent films and specially programmed events with an extensive menu of drinks and made-from-scratch food available in every auditorium and at all shows. The Alamo Drafthouse hosts a wide range of private events, from birthday parties to corporate trainings.

Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards

12206 E. Hwy. 62
Idalou, TX 79329
806.892.2961

West Texas breezes carry the fresh scent of more than 6,000 apple and peach trees to those who visit Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards. Pick your own apples or purchase jams, jellies, local raw honey, fresh veggies from the garden, and apple pies and cakes in the unique gift shop, bakery or Country Café. Designed as a pick-your-own operation, the 30-year-old orchard is comprised of 30 varieties of apples.

Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center located in the historic Depot Entertainment District. The Center houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of Buddy Holly and showcases unique memorabilia donated by the family, friends and fans of Lubbock’s favorite son. The Center also houses the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery. Maria Elena Holly ™

Cactus Theater

1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.762.3233

The Cactus Theater was constructed in Lubbock in 1937 and opened in April 1938 as the first suburban, neighborhood movie theater. The Cactus Theater officially reopened in 1995 as a live performance theater featuring musicals, plays and concerts.

Cinemark Movies 16

5721 85th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806.796.2804

Movies 16 features stadium seating and state-of-the-art sound. Don’t forget about All-Day Matinee’s where tickets all day are $6.00. Call or visit the website for showtimes, ticket information and gift cards.

Cinemark Tinseltown USA

2535 82nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.748.7140

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 486 theatres and 5,595 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2014.

Joyland Amusement Park

500 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.763.2719

Joyland is a fun-filled West Texas tradition located in the heart of Lubbock’s popular Mackenzie Park recreation area. Joyland features more than 30 great rides and attractions – ranging from a log ride, water coaster and roller coasters to junior rides and family classics, such as the colorful carousel. The park also features food favorites, exciting games and group outing facilities. It’s a place where family, friends and coworkers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories. Open mid-March through mid-September

Legacy Play Village

Spur 327 and Brownfield Hwy. (inside McAlister Park)
Lubbock, TX
806.775.2687

Legacy Play Village is a unique facility where children can play while learning about the long legacy of the South Plains. The village was designed and built by the citizens of Lubbock and the surrounding area. It has three picnic pavilions that are available for rent year-round. To reserve a pavilion, call the Parks and Recreation Office at 806-775-2687.

Lubbock Community Theatre

4232 Boston Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79413
806.749.2416

As the oldest, continuous, live community theatre in the Lubbock area, the Lubbock Community Theatre allows citizens to experience and participate in quality live theatre. Plays are performed during every season.

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

2401 Landmark Drive
Lubbock, TX 79415
806.742.1116

Smithsonian Magazine recently named this Lubbock landmark one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. In fact, evidence of human life from 12,000 years ago has been uncovered at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. This internationally recognized archaeological and natural history preserve provides a perfect family outing and regularly hosts night hikes on a 3-mile scenic trail through the Yellow House Canyon. The site even features special events like Archaeology in Action, where visitors can interact and observe excavators and lab crews as they work, an experience not usually open to the public.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals inspires audiences throughout the year with fun and exciting musicals at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre located in Mackenzie Park. Making use of the fantastic talent of Texas Tech students and actors from the Lubbock community, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is able to produce shows that thrill their audiences, whether a sophisticated theater viewer or a first-timer. The organization also helps produce various shows throughout the year at different Lubbock theater locations.

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

601 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.762.1688

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra boasts nationally known guest conductors and soloists, a full-time professional administrative staff and dozens of talented professional musicians who represent the business community, public school staff and faculty, and the faculty and student body of Texas Tech University.

Lubbock Water Rampage

6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy.
Lubbock, TX 79407
806.771.5953

Make a splash at Lubbock's premiere water park! Enjoy tidal waves, giant water slides, a kiddie pool and a lazy river. Open throughout the summer. Family ticket packs and season tickets available.

Mackenzie Park

601 Municipal Drive
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.2687

At 248 acres, Mackenzie Park is Lubbock’s largest recreation area and features a wide variety of fun for all ages. Tee off at the recently renovated Meadowbrook Golf Course, or for more variety, the park offers a world-class disc golf course and Joyland Amusement Park. Visit Prairie Dog Town and watch these pint-sized critters put on a show, or bring your horses and ride through incredible landscapes on the park’s equestrian trails. A new sculpture garden, the ALON/USA Fina ""Crossroads of Time"" features the larger-than-life sculptures of artist Steve Teeters and overlooks beautiful Mackenzie Park.

Museum of Texas Tech University

3301 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2490

Explore exhibits featuring a total of nearly 5 million objects at the Museum of Texas Tech University. You’ll discover collections in the arts, humanities and natural sciences, as well as the Moody Planetarium with daily laser and star shows. The museum also trains future professionals through its nationally recognized graduate level programs in Museum Science and Heritage Management.

National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC)

3121 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.0498

This 16-acre site houses 48 authentic structures dating back to the 1700s, which have been authentically restored and furnished. There is even a structure onsite that played host to President Theodore Roosevelt in the 1830s. Through year-round events and tours, the center depicts the life of North American ranchers. These events include the popular Candlelight at the Ranch hosted each December and Ranch Days held every April, where spectators can watch and learn how life was lived during that time. It’s guaranteed that visitors will experience the real West like they never have before at the NRHC.

Prairie Dog Town

4th St. and Interstate 27
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.2687

There’s no better place in Lubbock than Prairie Dog Town to watch these pint-sized critters in their natural habitat. Prairie Dog Town was the first protected prairie dog colony of its kind and is located in the majestic Mackenzie Park.

Premiere Cinemas IMAX

6002 Slide Road
Lubbock, TX 79414
806.791.7643

Lubbock’s own Premiere Cinema + IMAX at South Plains Mall features one of the largest movie screens in the Southwest. Shop, eat and be entertained all under one roof at Premiere’s Scene Bistro and Balcony Bar lounge areas. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater

2579 S. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.745.2525

Entertainment and education meet at one of Lubbock’s favorite attractions, the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. Kids and adults alike\ will step into a unique, hands-on museum that features interactive science exhibits, Lubbock’s only public aquarium, thrilling programs at the OMNI Theater and much more.

Silent Wings Museum

6202 N. Interstate 27
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.775.3049

From 1942 to 1944, Lubbock was home to the majority of American Glider Pilots and their flight training for World War II. To preserve their history and bravery, the Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the U.S. Glider Program and is home to three exhibit galleries, a C-47 airplane, research library, multimedia theater and one of the few fully restored World War II gliders in existence.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

5101 Clovis Hwy. 84
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.749.SHOW

Bring the family or take your sweetheart to see the latest blockbuster hits under a moonlit sky. Visitors can enjoy two new movies for one amazing price, and kids under the age of 5 get in free! Come early and let the kiddos have a blast on the playground, while you grab delicious items like box dinners, nachos or the famous Chihuahua Sandwich. Just don’t forget a sweet funnel cake or a bucket of popcorn for the show.

Texas Tech University

2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2011

Featuring breathtaking Spanish Renaissance architecture and a public art program ranked among the nation's 10 best, Texas Tech's beauty immediately jumps out at you as you drive onto campus. Home to more than 32,000 students, the university offesr a wide selection of theater, music and dance performances year-round, and of course, Big XII sporting events. See for yourself the great things happening at Texas Tech University by calling the Texas Tech Visitors Center at 806.742.1299.

The Maize

6323 Farm Road 1294 (2 miles east of Shallowater)
Lubbock, TX 79415
806.763.5594

Each Fall, James and Patti Simpson of At'l Do Farms transform their 12-acre corn field into an ""amazing maize"". By day or by night, this is an adventure to challenge your wits. After navigating through the maize, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, shoot the corn cannon or reserve a campfire for your group.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

120 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.368.8887

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the moviegoing experience, but also by introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. The Alamo Drafthouse is a creative combination of movie theater and restaurant, showing first-run features, family movies, independent films and specially programmed events with an extensive menu of drinks and made-from-scratch food available in every auditorium and at all shows. The Alamo Drafthouse hosts a wide range of private events, from birthday parties to corporate trainings.

Cinemark Movies 16

5721 85th St.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806.796.2804

Movies 16 features stadium seating and state-of-the-art sound. Don’t forget about All-Day Matinee’s where tickets all day are $6.00. Call or visit the website for showtimes, ticket information and gift cards.

Cinemark Tinseltown USA

2535 82nd St.
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.748.7140

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 486 theatres and 5,595 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2014.

Premiere Cinemas IMAX

6002 Slide Road
Lubbock, TX 79414
806.791.7643

Lubbock’s own Premiere Cinema + IMAX at South Plains Mall features one of the largest movie screens in the Southwest. Shop, eat and be entertained all under one roof at Premiere’s Scene Bistro and Balcony Bar lounge areas. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

5101 Clovis Hwy. 84
Lubbock, TX 79416
806.749.SHOW

Bring the family or take your sweetheart to see the latest blockbuster hits under a moonlit sky. Visitors can enjoy two new movies for one amazing price, and kids under the age of 5 get in free! Come early and let the kiddos have a blast on the playground, while you grab delicious items like box dinners, nachos or the famous Chihuahua Sandwich. Just don’t forget a sweet funnel cake or a bucket of popcorn for the show.

Allison House

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

The Allison House is the newest addition to the Buddy Holly Center and is the boyhood home of Jerry Ivan "J.I." Allison, the drummer for The Crickets. The home is where he lived as a teenager and the place where he and Buddy Holly wrote many of their famous hits including, "That'll Be The Day." The home features authentic, vintage furnishings owned by the Allison Family.

American Wind Power Center

1701 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.747.8734

Home to more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills spread out on 28 acres of rolling hills, the American Wind Power Center is known as the largest windmill museum in the world. After viewing the collection, be sure to check out the 6,000-square-foot “Legacy of the Wind” mural that represents the past, present and future of the windmill. It took the artist, LaGina Fairbetter, two years to paint the larger-than-life mural. Visitors are sure to leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American-style, water-pumping windmills that shaped much of the country’s pioneering technology efforts.

Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.239.5796

The Bayer Museum of Agriculture, formerly the American Museum of Agriculture, features interactive exhibits and historical displays dating back to the pioneering years of agriculture. Unique exhibits include 71 pedal tractors, 700 collectible toy tractors, a 1920s replica Blacksmith shop, an exhibit on the history of cotton ginning and a new addition with meeting facilities and more interactive exhibits.

Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.775.3560

No visit to Lubbock is complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center located in the historic Depot Entertainment District. The Center houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of Buddy Holly and showcases unique memorabilia donated by the family, friends and fans of Lubbock’s favorite son. The Center also houses the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery. Maria Elena Holly ™

Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial

82nd St. & Nashville Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.794.9006

Coordinated by American Legion Post 575, a monument to the soldiers of this region, men and women, who have served in the military in times of peace and war.

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

2401 Landmark Drive
Lubbock, TX 79415
806.742.1116

Smithsonian Magazine recently named this Lubbock landmark one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. In fact, evidence of human life from 12,000 years ago has been uncovered at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. This internationally recognized archaeological and natural history preserve provides a perfect family outing and regularly hosts night hikes on a 3-mile scenic trail through the Yellow House Canyon. The site even features special events like Archaeology in Action, where visitors can interact and observe excavators and lab crews as they work, an experience not usually open to the public.

Museum of Texas Tech University

3301 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2490

Explore exhibits featuring a total of nearly 5 million objects at the Museum of Texas Tech University. You’ll discover collections in the arts, humanities and natural sciences, as well as the Moody Planetarium with daily laser and star shows. The museum also trains future professionals through its nationally recognized graduate level programs in Museum Science and Heritage Management.

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater

2579 S. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.745.2525

Entertainment and education meet at one of Lubbock’s favorite attractions, the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. Kids and adults alike\ will step into a unique, hands-on museum that features interactive science exhibits, Lubbock’s only public aquarium, thrilling programs at the OMNI Theater and much more.

Silent Wings Museum

6202 N. Interstate 27
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.775.3049

From 1942 to 1944, Lubbock was home to the majority of American Glider Pilots and their flight training for World War II. To preserve their history and bravery, the Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the U.S. Glider Program and is home to three exhibit galleries, a C-47 airplane, research library, multimedia theater and one of the few fully restored World War II gliders in existence.

The Vietnam Center and Archive

15th St. & Detroit Ave. (Inside Texas Tech Campus)
Lubbock, TX 79410
806.742.3749

The Vietnam Center and Archive is responsible for collecting and preserving the documentary record of the Vietnam War and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience. The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio and books related to the Vietnam War.

Cap*Rock Winery

408 E. Woodrow Road
Lubbock, TX 79423
806.686.4452

Just a corks throw from Lubbock, Cap*Rock’s stunning architecture will pull you in the moment you arrive. From bold reds to delicate whites, Cap*Rock has steadily gained a following since opening its doors in 1992. Beyond the beautifully blended wine, the winery offers a pristine backdrop for tastings and receptions that can be held throughout the year.

La Diosa Cellars

901 17th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.744.3600

La Diosa was built by three generations of dedicated winemakers. Once you step inside, your senses will be treated with a pleasure overload. Wine, food, live music and the cozy ambiance is what makes La Diosa a gift that must be shared with friends.

Llano Estacado Winery

3426 E. FM 1585
Lubbock, TX 79404
806.745.2258

Located just outside the city limits, Llano Estacado is not only Texas’ most award-winning winery, but the first winery to open after prohibition. Many of their world-class grapes are grown within a 100-mile radius of Lubbock. Reserve a private tour and let Llano’s winemakers take you through each step of the winemaking process.

McPherson Cellars

1615 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806.687.9463

Owner and Winemaker Kim McPherson has beautifully restored the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, located in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District, into a world-class winery. Experience the welcoming beauty of the winery’s tasting room, outdoor courtyard and spacious event center.

Pheasant Ridge Winery

3507 E. County Road 5700
Lubbock, TX 79403
806.746.6033

Located on the “Texas High Plains,” Pheasant Ridge proudly boasts the oldest vines in Texas. As an early pioneer of the Texas wine industry, this family-owned winery includes a 60-acre vineyard that continues to produce fine estate-grown wine.

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