LUBBOCK

Population 188,789

Altitude 3,241


General

Seat of Lubbock County and major city of the South Plains. Established 1891 as compromise between rival town builders. Slow early growth; settlers complained of prairie fires, sandstorms, tumbleweeds, and occasional droughts.

Today a city of industry, technology, oil, agriculture, warehousing, medicine and culture. Site of Lubbock Christian Univ., Texas Tech Univ. and School of Medicine, and Reese AFB.

Major annual event is Panhandle-south Plains Fair, last week in Sept., one of largest regional fairs in state. Draws quarter-million visitors to pageants, contests, and entertainment as well as traditional fair exhibits.

Lubbock lies on I-27/U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Buddy Holly Statue and Walk of Fame-Honors Lubbock and West Texas natives who have made significant contributions in entertainment industry. Plaques include Mac Davis, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Dean, four members of the Crickets, others; bronze statute of Lubbock's favorite son, rock-and-roller Buddy Holly. 8th St. and Ave. Q.

LUBBOCK FINE ARTS CENTER

LUBBOCK LAKE LANDMARK STATE HISTORICAL PARK

ROBERT A NASH INTERPRETIVE CENTER

LUBBOCK VISITOR INFORMATION

MACKENZIE STATE PARK

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER

OMINIMAX & SCIENCE SPECTRUM

TEXAS WATER RAMPAGE

WINERIES


Attractions

Merchants

Pedro's Tamales - "...these may well be the best Tamales you have ever eaten!"

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