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Things to do in Lubbock Wineries

Southwest Collection

Grab a group of friends and head out for a night of laser tag, cosmic golf, and go-karts. Located on Frankford Avenue, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

A gallery along the north side of the Southwest Collection building houses permanent displays as well as the other units of the University Library, including the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict, and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. The facility is also the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda. Upstairs the stacks area offers a climatecontrolled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps preserve valuable books and documents.

Prairie Dog Town

Art Galleries

Carol of Lights

Lubbock Parks

The South Plains is home to several wineries, such as Caprock Winery and Llano Estacado Winery, and McPherson. Wine tastings are fun social events that everyone of age can enjoy and look forward to.

American Wind Power Center and Museum

This unique museum boasts a unique collection of over 100 windmills from around the world. The museum’s goal is to interpret the relationship between humans, the environment and technology through the history of wind power.

Panhandle South Plains Fair

Held for a week in the fall every year, the fair offers a multitude of rides and food treats for all to enjoy. The fair starts in late September each year.

The Corn Maize

From September through November, At’l Do Farms hosts the ultimate fall carnival. The farm boasts an impressive maze (The Fairy Tale Trail themed this year), hayrides, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and corn cannon.

The Depot District

Music fills the air as you walk the streets of the historic Depot Entertainment District, which is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues.

Thunder Zone Family Fun

Watch nature’s clowns experience the trials and tribulations of everyday prairie dog life. At Prairie Dog Town, located in Mackenzie Park, the whole family will get a kick out of observing these little critters in their natural habitat.

One of Texas Tech’s oldest and most beloved traditions, Carol of Lights, begins the holiday season with the lighting of campus in early December. The event features caroling and is hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Moonlight Musicals

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals entertains and inspires audiences with fun and exciting musicals at the Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park during summer, and Moonlight Broadway productions in spring and autumn. The amphitheatre is located at 413 East Broadway, 806-770-2000.

Lubbock has many talented artists who showcase their works the first Friday every month at the First Friday Art Trail. Guest artists, such as former Texas Tech player Baron Batch, are invited to display their work in the galleries around town.

Lubbock has more than 70 parks. Find a park near you where you can play Frisbee, jog, exercise, walk the dog, sunbathe, watch the people, or just watch a beautiful Lubbock sunset. One of the parks nearest campus is Tech Terrace Park at 23rd Street and Flint Avenue.

Skate Ranch

Get your groove on at the indoor skating rink open year around. Lace-up some skates and get fun exercise with friends.

“Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don’t do, and more in light of what they suffer.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer TexasTechWord.com / 2016-2017

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