Known as "Hub City," Lubbock is the largest city in Texas' South Plains area. Whether you're in need of a dentist, attorney, plumber, restaurant or anything you might need, Lubbock has what you're looking for. It's home to Texas Tech University and the largest cotton-growing region in the world. As you might expect, Lubbock is a cultural center with plenty to see and do, including museums, specialty markets, nature preserves, and wineries.
Although mainly a business and education hub, Lubbock tourism has been growing steadily through the years and has a lot to offer tourists. Music fans come to pay their respects to Buddy Holly, while antique buffs long to spend an afternoon searching the treasures at the Grand Central Station Antique Mall.
The Buddy Holly Center: Rock 'n roll pioneer Buddy Holly was a native of Lubbock and the city is justly proud of his legacy. The Buddy Holly Center isn't just a museum, though. It is a cultural center that supports engagement with the arts. If visiting during the summer, check the website for information on live outdoor concerts.
Prairie Dog Town: Prairie dogs are cute, frisky rodents who love to burrow. Lubbock's Prairie Dog Town has been in operation since the 1930s and provides a protected colony for the dogs as well as burrowing owls.
McPherson Cellars Winery: Foodies and wine-lovers will enjoy a visit to this local winery that uses Texas-grown grapes exclusively. Tours are free and tastings are available for a nominal fee. The winery also offers weekday happy hour events with low-priced wine by the glass.
Buffalo Springs Lake: Buffalo Springs Lake is a popular recreation area for locals and visitors alike. Visitors can visit for the day or stay in one of its campgrounds. There are also nature trails, fishing docks, and shelters for folks who want to hold a picnic.
Grand Central Station Antique Mall: Recreational shoppers, interior decorators, and history buffs alike flock to the Grand Central Station Antique Mall. The facility stretches over 24,000 square feet and has over forty vendors who bring in new finds on a daily basis.
National Ranching Heritage Center: Another destination for history buffs who are interested in the development of Texas as an economic powerhouse. This museum and park is dedicated to preserving the history of ranching while also spurring discussion and knowledge of modern ranching issues.
Trapped! Escape the Room: People who enjoy mysteries, true crime, or just a fun challenge should enjoy this attraction. Visitors are locked inside a room and required to figure out how to escape. A great option for families, businesses looking for a team-building exercise, and folks who want to host a truly unique special party or event.