www.thehotelguide.com statue is a larger-than-life tribute to the legendary Lubbock musician. Two-step along the West Texas Walk of Fame honoring West Texas music legends including Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Roy Orbison and Tanya Tucker. Follow Buddy Holly’s life in Lubbock as you take the Buddy Holly Historical Tour. See the church Buddy attended, the radio studio he performed in, his grave, high school and more. Continue the celebration of Buddy Holly’s life and achievements at the Buddy Holly Center. Visitors can see artifacts including Buddy’s own Fender Stratocaster guitar, his famous glasses, photographs, a songbook used by Buddy and The Crickets, recording contracts and more. The Buddy Holly Center also features the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery, a 2,500 square foot gallery dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. West Texas music, with its inimitable style and sound, attracts acclaim—and tourism interest—from around the world. There is no better place to discover and hear this music and explore its cultural heritage than Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District. At the heart of this downtown destination is The Cactus Theater, an iconic Lubbock landmark transformed in 1994 from an abandoned movie theater into a state-of-the-art performance venue. The Depot Entertainment District has grown to include venues for entertainment, arts and cultural programs. An award-winning microbrewery, boutiques, art studios, restaurants and live-music venues are part of the exciting mix. Prairie Dog Town Watch nature’s clowns experience the trials and tribulations of everyday prairie dog life. At Prairie Dog Town, in Mackenzie Park, the whole family will get a kick out of observing these little critters in their natural habitat. Prairie Dog Town was the first protected prairie dog colony of its kind and began with four dogs and two burrows. A recent renovation brought enhancements including a pavilion and viewing area, bus parking, in-
terpretive signage and more. When visiting the prairie dogs, bring carrots or cookies to share! Visit one of our numerous ranches in and around the city of Lubbock where you can see a working ranch, experience a chuck wagon dinner, ride horses, explore the grounds and feel the true West under your boots. Other popular attractions in Lubbock include the Museum of Texas Tech University, an internationallyrecognized museum that houses collections in the arts, humanities and sciences; the American Wind Power Center, a museum for the American-style water-pumping windmills located on 28 acres; Mackenzie Park, Lubbock’s largest recreation area featuring a golf course, amusement park, equestrian trails and more; the National Ranching Heritage Center, a site where the story of ranching in North America is told through the preservation of 45 authentic structures displayed on 16 acres; and the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, a unique, hands-on museum featuring interactive science exhibits and a domed screen that lets the audience feel like they are a part of the movie. More Attractions Discover Lubbock’s blend of attractions including award-winning wineries, championship golf courses, eclectic assortment of restaurants, unique shopping, internationally recognized museums and more as you visit the Texas you’ve always dreamed of…Lubbock. fers visitors a wave pool, speed slides, flume slides, lazy river, arcade, kiddy area and delectable concessions. The city is also home to one of Texas’ largest privatelyowned amusement parks with more than 25 rides and 32 attractions. Wonderland Amusement Park includes the Big Splash Flume ride, Fantastic Journey spook house, Raging Rapids water slide, the Texas Tornado double loop roller coaster and much more for the family to enjoy. Contact Information For more information on Lubbock, visit their website at www.visitlubbock.org.
Published on Jan 23, 2009
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