Historic towns and West Texas charm
can be found in many of
Lubbock’s neighboring communities.
Just a short drive from Lubbock,
take some time to check out
these nearby neighbors.
Brownfield, the officially proclaimed Grape Capital of Texas, is a short drive away from Lubbock and offers visitors a variety of activities. Guests will especially love the summer months in Brownfield as they enjoy the Brownfield Aquatic Center. The new facility features a double water slide, a miniature lazy river and much more. After some fun in the sun, the Terry County Heritage Museum offers visitors a look into the history of this West Texas town and Terry County.
40 miles southwest of Lubbock
Caprock Canyons State Park, opened in 1982 and consists of 15,313.6 acres including the trailway, a 64.25 mile rail-to-trail conversion, acquired by donation in 1992 from a railroad entrepreneur. This multi-use trail (hike, bike and equestrian), opened in 1993 and stretches the park through Floyd, Briscoe and Hall Counties.
The park offers day use and camping facilities, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating on a no wake lake, fishing, swimming, a scenic drive, guided tours and seasonal concessions offering horse rentals. Home to the official bison herd of the State of Texas, 80 descendants of the southern plains bison herd were released to roam the park in 2011. When visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, be sure to check out the free audio driving guide to the park.
109 miles north of Lubbock
Crosbyton is a friendly community located on the edge of the picturesque Caprock Canyon. Visitors will enjoy the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum, Prairie Ladies Multi-Cultural Center and the Veteran’s War Museum, which all offer an outstanding opportunity to soak in the history of the town. One of the more popular stops in Crosbyton is the Crosby County Pioneer Museum. Nestled in the center of town, the 17,000-square-foot facility serves as the home for more than 45,000 artifacts.
37 miles east of Lubbock
Floydada is the home of the annual “Punkin Days” celebration held the second week of October. A town built on agriculture, the event celebrates one of the most unique crops, pumpkins. In fact, Floydada is known as the “Pumpkin Capital” of the United States. About one million pumpkins are grown in the area each year. Visitors will also enjoy the Floyd County Museum, which features exhibits and genealogical records for Floyd County.
50 miles northeast of Lubbock
A hop, skip and a drive away from Lubbock, Idalou is a small town worth the visit! Most notably, Idalou is home to Apple Country at Hi-Plains Orchards. West Texas breezes carry the fresh scent of more than 6,000 apple and peach trees to visitors, where apples can be picked from the trees or purchased from the Apple Country store.
12 miles northeast of Lubbock
Visitors will enjoy a trip to Levelland with simple pleasures such as clean air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, lush clouds that stretch to the horizon, a night sky that won’t quit and the genuine friendliness of the people of West Texas. The city’s lively downtown area offers an abundance of shopping and dining. Be sure to check out the mosaic art featured throughout the town as well as the downtown square and gazebo.
32 miles west of Lubbock
Fun fact: Did you know that Littlefield is the home of country music legend Waylon Jennings? While you’re in town, check out the Duggan House Museum, which hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner, wine tasting events, Christmas open house and at least three fundraising dances per year.
36 miles northwest of Lubbock
This quaint town just northwest of Lubbock was incorporated in 1926. Today, Muleshoe is the agricultural and shipping center of the county. A community center, built in 1969, is home to the area’s largest junior livestock show in February and also serves as the host of the World Championship Muleshoe Pitching Contest every July 4. Twenty miles south of town on Highway 214 is the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1935, the refuge serves as wintering grounds for sandhill cranes.
69 miles northwest of Lubbock
Visit the rich history and historic landmarks in Post. Cereal magnate C.W. Post established Post in 1907. Nestled in the “caprock” of the Llano Estacado, it is a city with strong historical values, but is also rich in cultural activities and tourist attractions. Awaiting you in Post is the Ragtown Gospel Theater, a stunning, 400-seat, indoor, live performance hall; the Garza County Historical Museum, a Texas Historical Landmark; and Holly’s Drive-In, a local, favorite stop for burgers and sundaes.
40 miles southeast of Lubbock
Slaton is a short, 20-minute drive from Lubbock. The town is the perfect stop if you’re up for history and great eats. Established in 1911 by the Santa Fe Railroad, Slaton is a small West Texas agriculture town. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the railroad history at the legendary Harvey House, learn all about military aviation at the Texas Air Museum and be sure to grab a sweet treat at the Slaton Bakery.
15 miles southeast of Lubbock
The City of Snyder,better known as the “Land of the White Buffalo,” is a vibrant community nestled deep in the heart of West Texas. From the agriculture fields to the production fields, this community has plenty to offer residents and travelers. Snyder, the county seat for Scurry County, is a great place to live or visit, with shopping, dining and recreation highlights that include the Ritz Community Theater, Windmill Ranch Preserve, Western Texas College and much more.
85 miles southeast of Lubbock
We arrived in Lubbock this past Thursday and left Saturday. Everyone in Lubbock was so kind and welcoming. Hopefully our family will be moving there this summer.