Lubbock is the largest city in the Panhandle of Texas. This is the South Plains region, where the land is flat as far as the eye can see, and the wind blows strong.
But Lubbock itself is much more vibrant than the land that surrounds it, a growing city home to Texas Tech University, a surprisingly strong local music scene, plenty of museums and a great city park complete with a prairie dog town.
And surprising to many, there are several top wineries in the Lubbock area. Sports fans can attend Texas Tech games or check out the Lubbock Cotton Kings minor-league hockey team.
Lubbock is the hometown of Buddy Holly, and his legacy is strong in the city. The presence of a large college community, combined with the city's musical heritage (which includes Waylon Jennings and Mac Davis, in addition to Holly) makes for a strong downtown club scene.
Read an overview of Lubbock Attractions ... or read about individual attractions:
Lubbock golf courses
American Museum of Agriculture
American Wind Power Center
Buddy Holly Center and Texas Musicians Hall of Fame
Buffalo Springs Lake
Joyland Amusement Park
Lake Lubbock Landmark
Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial
Museum of Texas Tech University
National Ranching Heritage Center
Prairie Dog Town - Lubbock
Science Spectrum Museum and Omni Theater
Silent Wings Museum
Texas Water Rampage
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The Lubbock International Airport is served by three airlines - Southwest, Continental Express and American Eagle. American connects through Dallas, while Continental connects through Houston. Southwest offers direct flights to Dallas, Houston, Albuquerque, Austin, El Paso and Las Vegas.
The east-west interstates I-20 and I-40 pass south and north of Lubbock, respectively. I-27 heads out of Lubbock north to Amarillo and connects with I-40. Texas Highway 87 heads south from Lubbock and connects with I-20 in Big Spring. State Highways 82, 84 and 114 provide more easy access.
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Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Lubbock official website
Lubbock International Airport
Texas Tech University
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper