Apple Country at Hi Plains Orchards
From July-November you can grab a bucket and pick to your heart’s content. We have 20 varieties of apples in this 6,000-tree orchard and don't forget to stop by the gift shop, bakery, tearoom. Meeting & party facilities and a wedding gazebo are also available. Festivals to enjoy are the Apple Blossom Celebration (Spring) and the Apple Butter Festival (Fall). A tour group of up to 30 takes 1 hour. Open year-round.
Located on Hwy. 62/82, 4 miles E. of Idalou. (800) 765-7055 For more information: (click here)
Breedlove Dehydration Plant
A non-profit dehydration plant and packaging operation that is dedicated to providing nutritious and wholesome dehydrated vegetable products to hunger and famine relief projects in the United States and around the world. It is the first large-scale vegetable processing plant in the world devoted to feeding hungry people. Donated and purchased vegetables are dehydrated and packaged daily and distributed in the form of soup mixes. A tour includes processing and packaging portion of the plant. No admission charge, advanced reservation preferred. Handicap accessible.
1818 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. 806/741-0404 For more information: (click here)
Buddy Holly Statue and Walk of Fame
In 1936, Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holly was born in Lubbock. Today he is immortalized at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, in the form of a heroic (8'6" tall/2500 lb.) bronze statue. The statue is part of the West Texas musicians and artists’ Walk of Fame, which honors entertainment giants from Lubbock & West Texas.
8th & Avenue Q (806) 767-2241
It’s the heartbeat of nightlife in downtown Lubbock. A collection of historical buildings along and near Buddy Holly Avenue, the Depot District features live music, stage shows, sports and cigar bars, restaurants and even a micro brewery. Some of the hot spots along Buddy Holly Avenue include Bleachers Sports Café, the Cactus Theatre, the Daiquiri Place, Hub City Brewery, JFK's, the Beer Garden, Whiskey River and more. See our Nightlife section for a more complete list of the establishments in this area.
International Center for Textile Research
On 17 acres at the edge of east Lubbock, a modern 110,000 square-foot research conducting research that will lead to greater use of cotton and other natural fibers and assist the textile manufacturing industry in the efficient use of these fibers.
1001 East Loop 289 (806) 747-3790
International Cultural Center
Provides a continual series of conferences, lectures, art exhibitions, performances, and a library. As you approach the building, you will see the 12-foot stainless steel globe, which is a copy of the original created for the Worlds Fair in New York. Inside the building, visit the Hall
of Nations, which features flags of the nations of the world, a terrazzo floor representing the continents, oceans and seas of the world. The Library consists of the finest cd-rom and video collections of documentaries, geographic films from around the world. The Our World Room has a six-foot geophysical circulating globe manufactured by Rand McNally. Visitors are welcome to view various exhibits. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm
601 Indiana Avenue (806) 742-2974 For more information: (click here)
Joyland Amusement Park
A West Texas tradition located in the heart of Lubbock's popular Mackenzie Park. Joyland has over 30 great rides and attractions... ranging from water & roller coasters, to junior rides and classics like the carousel, food favorites, exciting fun games and group outing facilities. It's a place where family, friends, and co-workers can share fun times and create unforgettable memories.
Open March-September, Mon-Fri: 7pm to 10pm, Sat & Sun: 2pm to 10pm.
Pay-one” prices are $13.50 on weekends and $9.95 during the week.
East off 1-27, Exit #4 (806) 763-2719 For more information: (click here)
Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and Historic St. Paul’s Chapel
Whether your passion is trees, roses, or simply a quiet place to walk, don't miss the chance to stop by. Feature gardens are the Rose Garden and the Georgia Williams Green and White Memorial Garden that surrounds the St. Paul's-on-the-Plains Historic Episcopal Church. Built in 1913, it is the oldest church building in Lubbock. The gardens are open 24 hours a day and picnics are welcome! Guided tours available with reservations.
4111 University, (806) 797-4520 For more information: (click here)
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Site
An archaeological and natural history preserve containing evidence of habitation by a variety of ancient peoples on the Southern High Plains. The Landmark is a designated National Historic and State Archeological Landmark. Tours include a 3/4 mile stroll around the Landmark's reservoir or take a 2 mile nature walk around the park. Visit the Learning Center to discover more about the world of the past and check out special galleries & exhibits. N. Loop 289 & Clovis Hwy. (806) 742-1116 For more information: (click here)
Lubbock Motor Speedway
“The Dirtiest Place in Lubbock for Good Clean Fun!” The track is made of a clay surface providing high speed and very competitive racing, which promises exciting races for all the different car classes. The pits are open, providing ample space for teams to work. The new bleachers have a seating capacity of 5,000 and picnic areas are available. Races are held April through August. Classes include cruisers, stocks, super stocks, IMCA modifieds, and late models.
114th Street & MLK (806) 748-0750 For more information: (click here)
An 82-seat, 30'-diameter domed auditorium offering daily public shows and specially scheduled school programs about science and astronomy.
Hours: Tues - Fri 3:30pm, Thur 3:30pm & 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm & 3:30pm.
Admission: $1 for adults, $.50 for students, children -5/seniors 65+ FREE.
4th St. & Indiana Ave. (806) 742-2490 For more information: (click here)
Plainview Cows! (Plainview)
A stampede of artistically enhanced fiberglass cows, this outdoor herd of bovine has become a citywide art exhibit receiving national publicity and attracting more than 30,000 people annually!
Plainview's Annual Cattle Drive Saturday, September 14 - Rise & shine early for an old-fashioned Chuck wagon Breakfast from 7 - 9am, the Cattle Drive kicks off at 10:30am and stick around for live entertainment from 11am - 4pm.
For a city trail map of the cows, call (806) 296-7431.
Prairie Dog Town
One of the few remaining colonies of prairie dogs in the nation. These pint-sized rodents are natural showmen, so take some bread & bring your camera!
Located in Mackenzie Park at 4th St. & I-27 (806) 775-2687
Science Spectrum Museum
With over 200 interactive exhibits, an Omni Theatre, live animals, live demonstrations, a dedicated area for younger children, fun shops, and traveling exhibits, they make it easy to experience the science of fun! The Science Spectrum is a hands-on science and technology center where all ages can see exciting demonstrations, interact with stimulating hands-on exhibits, and participate in the wonder of education at their own pace. The Omni Theatre uses the largest film frame in cinematic history and the most advanced projector ever built to project images upon a domed screen. The images nearly fill up the screen, visually encompassing the audience. Group discounts and concessions available. Advance reservations for groups; 2 hours needed for self-guided tour.
2579 S. Loop 289 (806) 745-2525 For more information: (click here)
Texas Music Kitchen
They offer unique adventures in Texas culture with a mixture of fun, food, and music for groups, bus tours, and convention visitors. From Weekend Getaways, to Theater & Dinner Packages, Shopping Tours, and even Day Trips & VIP Excursions in the Region, they can create a custom event just for you. Join the Lubbock “FUN CLUB” for invitations to music events, group outings, trips and special occasions!
(806) 783-8880 For more information: (click here)
Texas Tech University
Our lush 1,850-acre campus, with its Spanish Renaissance architecture set against bright blue skies, makes Texas Tech one of the nation’s largest and most beautiful universities. Don't miss the unique fresco-style mural depicting Lubbock’s history in the rotunda of Holden Hall. The Visitors Center, located in West Hall, is the perfect first stop for all future Red Raiders and their families. The walking tour takes about 1 hour, and afterward, students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from an academic department to learn about the major or program of their choice.
Campus tours are given Mon-Fri at 10am & 2pm and Sat at 10am.
19th St. & University (806) 742-1299 For more information: (click here)
Texas Water Rampage
Attractions include the Rio Rampage, Tidal Wave, Twin Twisters (water slides), Dolphin Cove, Volleyball & Horseshoe Pitching Areas, and Picnic areas. Free Parking
Hours: Mon - Sat: Noon - 7pm; Sun: Noon - 6pm
6600 Brownfield Hwy & Spur 327 (806) 796-0701 For more information: (click here)
United Spirit Arena (at Texas Tech University)
This 15,000-seat multi-purpose facility is not only home to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, but host to a variety of entertainment and athletic events as well. Free tours are available by appointment only. Guests will have the opportunity to view behind the scene areas at the event level (including locker rooms and practice gym), as well as meeting rooms, food court, and future Hall of Fame. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm (with the exception of game and special event days).
1701 Indiana Avenue (806) 742-7362 For more information: (click here)