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19 Most Fun Things To Do In Lubbock, Texas

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Lubbock is the 11th most populous city in Texas, with an increasing number of residents yearly, but that’s not the only number that increases annually.

In fact, during the last few years, Lubbock has been a popular tourist stop for a lot of people (and with over five million tourists each year!).

Lubbock is also known as the Hub City and is best known for its diverse cultures, friendly residents, and the most obvious live music. If you are in Texas, there is no way you can’t have nightlife or live music nearby (with some of the best local artists).

It is worth mentioning that Lubbock is also listed as the best city to live in. It is also the safest city to travel to, hence another reason why you should visit it, especially if this is your first time traveling alone.

You will also meet some great people during your tour.  Even if you don’t, you should know that the locals are also quite famous for welcoming tourists. 

Things To Do In Lubbock tx

Book your tickets and continue reading about great things you can do at Lubbock, including places you should not miss out on, restaurants to dine in, and the annual events, which are worth the hype and a lot more!

Happy Travelling!

1) Silent Wings Museum

The Silent Wings Museum was an international airport in the 1950s but was later converted into a museum. 

Now it is one of the most famous museums in Lubbock, especially for those interested in World War II’s history. 

Silent Wings Museum

Here, you learn about all the struggles and sacrifices of the soldier, equipment and methods, and a lot more things!

Also, an interesting fact is that more than half of the pilots were trained in Lubbock during World War II, and you will get a chance to learn more about them through their stories and memoirs, which are on display!

As part of Silent Wings Museum, you will also learn about glider-related artifacts and information. These gliders have been collected and preserved from the war, which can give you an insight and what it was like.

And if that does not impress you, let us tell you that the museum is arranged in a complete warzone theme, giving you the actual chills of the wars.

So, come on and check this place out!

Things To Know:

Silent Wings Museum is the best place to go, alone or with family. With so many interesting facts and stories, you will be touched by the soldiers’ sacrifices during the war. 

And if you want more, then pay attention to the glider hanging around the ceiling, which is the highlight of the museum.
Also, don’t forget to check the museum calendar with so many events to take part in and exciting exhibitions!

Price:

  • Adults (18 – 59): $10.00
  • Senior Citizens(60+): $8.00
  • Children (7 – 17): $5.00
  • Students (with college ID): $5.00
  • Children ( 6 or under): FREE
  • Members: FREE
  • Active Duty Military: FREE

Timing:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm 
  • Monday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

DoubleTree by Hilton Lubbock University Area, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock – Downtown Civic Centre

Address:

6202 N. I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-775-3049

2) Adventure Park

You must have heard about the famous Joyland closing right after the amusement park’s 50th birthday.

But that doesn’t mean there is no place for thrilling rides for you to hop on in Lubbock.

Adventure Park

So, let me tell you about a 20-acre park with the most adventurous rides and activities you can hop on, some delicious and tasty meals to fuel your energy, and everything you need to ‘’call it a day’’!

And that place is Adventure Park, a 20-acre land where all the fun and adventure begins.

You have many activities to choose from, including everyone’s favorite; Zipline and Adventure Speedway (go-karts) for adults and teenagers.

As for the little kids, they have the whole place to themselves! Some of the most popular activities are Miniature Golf and Expedition Mining (treasure hunt), but there are still many more things to do.

Adventure Park has to be on your list if you want something thrilling and safe!

Things To Know:

Adventure Park is perfect for you to go with friends or family. There are indoor and outdoor rides for you to choose and there are enough rides for every age to have fun.

Apart from the exciting rides, you have to check their cafe, which serves the best nachos in the entire Lubbock and their delicious pizza (the most famous is the Buffalo Chicken Ranch).

And also, do check the calendar from the park’s official website. You will be surprised by the number of events and programs the park hosts! So that is just double the fun!

Timing:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Monday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

Hyatt Place Lubbock, Sleep Inn & Suites

Address:

+1 806-793-7275

Contact Information:

+1 806-742-1116

3) Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

If you are looking for a nice area to relax, or maybe an area to have the most romantic date, then Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is the secret you need to know about!

It is over 90 acres wide and is an open field that not only hosts events but is one of the most visited (and also a  HISTORICAL) parks in Lubbock.

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

So, what are you waiting to hear? 

Plan out a DIY date, walk along the trail to the garden, see some of the rarest and most beautiful flowers, or just go bird-watching!

And if that is not enough, then opt for the tour guide! You will be walked through the entire park and learn about the gardens (including their most famous Sensory Garden), memoir trees, and famous personalities!

There is still so much you can do here, so head to the park and discover it yourself!

Things To Know:

The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum was established in 1961 and, to date, has been the city’s top historical spot.

Whether you want to go on a date or enjoy nature, you have it all ticked here!

It is also great for photos, with a wide field for you to take some of the best pictures.

If you plan to rent the garden, here is a surprise: YOU CAN! So, whether you wish to get married, celebrate a birthday party or just go on a date, you can do it all!

DO CHECK the park’s official website regularly for some of the most exciting events to attend!

Price:

FREE, THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE

Timing:

The park is open from 5 am to 12 am throughout the week.

Hotels Nearby:

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock West Medical Centre

Address:

4111 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-797-4520

4) FiberMax Center for Discovery

The FiberMax Center is another new and different place to visit in Lubbock. 

Opened in 2012, the museum focuses on the American history of farming and the previously used methods, including a different section of an exhibition for the equipment used (some may date back to the 18th century!).

FiberMax Center for Discovery

The Museum is not just limited to the old cowboy-fashion farming methods but also tells the visitors about the new and improved methods the farmer used in a far better era and sneak peeks at the new and modern types of equipment that are widely used nowadays.

Furthermore, you will learn so much about agriculture and the significant role it plays in our lives and Lubbock’s culture and living lifestyle.

There are so many things ahead for you to discover! So what are you waiting for? Book a tour now.

Things To Know:

FiberMax Centre is a great place for any age, with so much to learn and things to do.

One of the best things about this place is the tour guides; yes, with the detailed labels, it may not necessarily be to book a tour guide, but you will get a whole new experience of the agriculture museum.

Also, regularly check the event dates on their official website. They are worth the wait and uncover a different view of the centre; there is always something new and exciting about the events and the museum itself.

Price:

  • General admission: $5 per person 
  • Family of four: $15 
  • Guided Tour: $5

Timing:

  • Tuesday- Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

MCM Eleganté Hotel & Suites, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock – Downtown Civic Centre

Address:

1121 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-744-3786

5) The Buddy Holly Center

You are not a true rock and roll fan unless you can list all of Buddy Holly’s iconic songs and his signature poses. The man was a living rock-n-roll legend until he died in 1959, but Lubbock, his hometown, has not forgotten him.

The Buddy Holly Center

To preserve his memory and honor his death, his family and friends donated everything and all of the personal things of the legendary rock star to the museum, which is on display.

You will find his signature glasses which he wore at his last concert and during his plane crash, his guitars, outfits, and a lot more.

Going to the museum may be a little gloomy at first, but when the realization of his town’s love for him hits you, it may bring another feeling of love.

Whether you know Buddy Holly or not, it doesn’t matter. The museum has so much to offer everyone.  Surely after your visit, you might come in again with a new ‘’Holly’s Fan’’ vibe.

So, head to Buddy Holly Center and don’t miss out on events and programs that are held throughout the year, along with the art council ( *wink* we weren’t lying when we said that this museum has a lot to offer).

Things To Know:

The Buddy Holly center doesn’t only portray the famous and iconic singer but also some of the most popular West Texas artists and musicians but wait. There is still more!

The Center has also worked by not just saving Buddy Holly’s legacy but also working tirelessly to educate the public about arts and music. They have a fine arts gallery and an exhibition of  Contemporary Visual Arts and Music for the community.

Also, did I mention that there is no entry fee for the gallery? So, why miss it?

And how about hosting an event with over 150 invites? Yes, you can do that as well, and it is a good flex to show your expertise in the musician’s life and the artwork.

You don’t want to skip this place for special events, concerts, and many more! Who knows, you might meet the artist’s ghost and learn something extra; if not, just take a picture of his big statue!

Price:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Senior Citizens(60+): $8.00
  • Children 7 – 17: $5.00
  • Students (with college I.D): $5.00
  • Children (under 6): FREE
  • Museum Members: FREE
  • Military (must show I.D): FREE
  • Fine Arts Gallery: FREE

Timing:

  • Tuesday- Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Monday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock South, Cotton Court Hotel.

Address:

1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States

Contact Information:

(806) 767-0732

6) American Windmill Museum

Whether you have kids or not, going to the 29 acres of a field of Windmills is one of the most interesting experiences in Texas. You will learn a lot with over a hundred windmills and interesting facts (with some detailed labels)!

We get it. You might be skeptical about going to this museum, but trust us, there is a reason why it is on the list. 

American Windmill Museum

You will learn about the museum’s history, the windmill itself, and how it evolved from a simple windmill to a wind turbine. 

You have the first experience of looking at some of the rarest and most historic water-pumping windmills, which are on display for the visitors, and just so you know, there are over a hundred of these!

Wait, there is still more!

But that is for you to explore, but a little hint there are some things worth searching for in one of the room-sized murals.

Things To Know:

Going to the American Windmill Museum is one of the most different and coolest things to do and an out of the ordinary.

It is great for kids, but if you are a solo traveler, you might learn more and find it interesting.

The museum features a large-scale model of the railroad, a few dollhouses, and a millstone collection for an even more innovative experience. 

Their cute gift shop is also where you want to head after your tour; you might buy everything!

It is also great for your blog posting, making it a different and unique place, and also, since the tours are done in the broad sunlight, you will get the perfect pictures, with lots of windmills and happy faces in the background!

 A go-to place for all social media influencers!

Price:

  • Adults: $7.50
  • Children 5 to 12 years old:  $5.00
  • Children under 5: FREE
  • Seniors 60+ and veterans: $6.00 for
  • A family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children): $20.00
  • Active Duty Military and their household family (Must show I.D): FREE

Timing:

  • Tuesday- Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Monday and Sunday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central

Address:

1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-747-8734

7) Museum of Texas Tech University

The Museum of Texas Tech University is one of the best places to spend time learning a few great things with various subjects and collections from different fields that you can find under one roof!

Now, that is something, not every museum offers.

Museum of Texas Tech University

You can head to the clothing and textiles to see some eye-catching prints and work and learn about handicraft styles. Maybe you can head to the art gallery to see some of the most remarkable work, including of N.C. Wyeth and many other works dating from the 20th and 21st centuries.

If that doesn’t interest you, then how about the world of the dinosaurs? 

And if you are still unsure, don’t worry, you are still something that may interest you, maybe the programs or exhibitions

The museum has so much to offer and has many areas that will keep you hooked. 
It is the best place to visit if you want something free and fun!

Things To Know:

The Museum of Texas is a great place if you are looking for some free things to do in Lubbock; with no entry fee and a great amount of knowledgeable information and facts you will be carrying out is surely a great deal to bite on.

It is kids-friendly, so it is not just you who can have all the informative fun! 

The free tours and genius docents are worth going for; you not only manage to visit the whole place, but you learn some extra worth-knowing facts that you might not have known. Plus, all this is for free!

There are still a lot of things to know, but we are waiting for you to explore it and surprise the readers with the museum’s exhibition (which is rotated every season, so every time you step in, there is always something new to look at!)

Price:

FREE OF COST, THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE.

Museum Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Gift Shop hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Sunday – Monday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

Best Western Plus Tech Medical Center Inn, Hyatt Place Lubbock

Address:

3301 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79415, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-742-2490

8) Mackenzie Main City Park

Mackenzie Main City Park is the type of place where you romanticize a cliche straight-from movie ‘’happy scenarios’’. The park has over 200 acres and is every Lubbock’s go-to park with so much to offer.

You will find clean, lush green grass to sit on and playgrounds for kids to play around and enjoy their time.

Mackenzie Main City Park

Also, it is one of the best places for family outings and a great place for a creative-DIY date.

And if that doesn’t impress you, don’t worry. There is more to surprise you, especially if you are an equestrian. 

The park has a horse trail for all the Lubbock-horse owners to show off their skills and for the locals and visitors to learn how to ride. If you are already an expert, this is your chance to show off your skills and leave a legacy.

But if you want to learn how to ride, this is your chance to try something new!
Also, did we mention the park has a golf course with over 15 holes? Whether a beginner or an advanced player, try the park’s golf course and see if you can beat anyone!

Things To Know:

Mackenzie Main City Park is a family park that offers many facilities to its locals and is also a great place for you.

The park offers some low-key activities and is one of the best places to relax and have a picnic. The park hits it off a great deal (especially when you are not paying any entrance fee!)

The park is also great for photography, with so many sculptures decorated throughout the park. A great way to show off your skills or make your social account a little classy.

Also, if you love animals, you are in for a treat because the park has a lot! So watch out, and have a great day!

Price:

FREE, THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE.

Timing:

Park is open throughout the week, from 7 am to 8 pm.

Hotels Nearby:

Motel 6 Lubbock, Overton Hotel and Conference Center

Address:

301 I-27, Lubbock, TX, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-775-2673

9) Double Nickel Steak House

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant for a business invite or a perfect place to take your date, then Double Nickel Steak House is the place.

You will be welcomed with soft and saturated lights, giving a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for you to settle in your tables. 

Double Nickel Steak House

The interior is just as great as the joyful, soft voices you hear around the restaurant. 

While you wait for your food to be served, pay attention to the restaurant’s interior;  a classic wooden furnisher and red tone to match the aesthetics, along with a small chandelier on top of every table.

Even waiting for food isn’t so torturous when you are at Double Nickel Steak House!

Things To Know:

There is no doubt that the Double Nickel Steak House is one of the safest options for any special event or just an invite to leave a great impression.

The restaurant may seem a little pricey for some, but you might be willing to pay with every bite you take!

You won’t just have a good portion, but it’s delicious food with looks! You will be amazed at the presentation of the food (but don’t let that stop you from eating!)

And if you still have space for some wine, don’t worry; this restaurant serves the best and has a great collection of premium quality wines!

Also, if you plan to come to Lubbock a little too often, sign up for their VIP membership for some discounts and special events! Who would miss out on that opportunity?

So, book a reservation and treat yourself to one of Lubbock’s finest and fanciest places to dine in!

Popular Dishes On The Menu:

  • Chilean Sea Bass
  • Crusted Tenderloin Beef Tips
  • Young Australian Rack of Lamb ( served with a red wine reduction sauce)

Timing:

  • Thursday-Saturday: 5 pm to 10 am
  • Monday-Wednesday: 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

Overton Hotel and Conference Center

Address:

5405 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-792-0055

10) Antique Mall of Lubbock

Let us introduce you to one of the most interesting places in Lubbock, the Antique Mall of Lubbock. If you are someone looking for mystery and antique stuff, this is your place to hunt for the rarest but also coolest items you can find!

Antique Mall of Lubbock

You will find a wide range of selections that not only differ in aesthetics, but most of the items are at least 20 to 30 years old (some maybe even more!)

The 24,000 ft unique mall has a large collection of almost everything you need, whether it is from a local Drug Store, Pharmacy, or anything else. You will find it here!

If that doesn’t impress you, how about some old magazines and rare and limited edition posters? Maybe vintage cards, jewelry, or (quality) furniture?

Name the craziest and oldest thing, and this place has it!

Things To Know:

The Antique mall is great if you are looking for something reasonable. You will find a huge selection for almost everything, also for those items which were thought were forever lost!

It is a great place to feel young, travel back in time, and feel nostalgic for all the items available in the mall. Hands down, this place is worth visiting even if you plan to go window shopping.

Surely, you will find one of the best things to wear or the best jewelry pieces. Whatever you find, a trip to the Antique mall is never a waste of time (or money!)

Timing:

The Antique Mall is open weekly from 10 am to 6 pm.

Hotels Nearby:

Stadium Motel, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock South

Address:

7907 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79407, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-796-2166

11) Science Spectrum & OMNI Theatre

The Science Spectrum is one of the best places for kids and anyone fascinated by some mind-blowing facts and experiments.

With over a hundred exhibitions to attend and three floors of fun, there is no way anyone can walk out of this place with a disappointed face.

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theatre

You will surely return with never-ending experiments, tours, programs, and lots of fun!

AND If that is not enough! 

Then check out their famous (and hyped) OMNI Theatre. If you are wondering what the difference is between a regular one and an OMNI theatre.

Then it is time for you to explore it and see the latest movie with your kids in a highly advanced theatre, an experience far more different than any other!

Things To Know:

The Science Spectrum is one of the best places for any age group curious about the world. It is not an ordinary science museum but is much more to that!

The kids, especially those under 5, can learn innovatively how the world works through a real-life setup of occupations and how every citizen and worker plays a role.

AND these little adults can play adulting!

Not the best game for us, but we all have wished to grow up soon.

Apart from the exhibitions and experiments, don’t miss out on the chance to visit the aquarium! You will see some of the rarest sea creatures and a lot more!

So, for an unforgettable experience to cherish, head to Science Spectrum now!

Price:

  • Science Spectrum:

Adult: $8.50

Child or Senior: $7.00

Member: FREE

  • OMNI Theatre:

Adult: $8.50

Child or Senior: $7.00

Member: $6.50

Timing:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Hotels Nearby:

Hampton Inn & Suites Lubbock SouthwestHilton Garden Inn Lubbock

Address:

2579 S Loop 289 #250, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-745-2525

12) National Ranching Heritage Center

Have you ever wondered how the first settlers in Lubbock lived their lives? How did they manage, or what was their life like? If so, this is your chance to check the National Ranching Heritage Center.

The National Ranching Heritage Center is one of the most favorites and every local’s recommended.

National Ranching Heritage Center

Truly one local even says that you have not seen Lubbock if you have not visited the National Ranching Heritage Center.

So get your cowboy shoes and hat on, take a journey to the past and learn the history of western ranching, farming, and their lifestyle.

You will get to see some of the oldest buildings, which may date from the late 17th century and some to the early 20th century, and lots of informative facts about the early settlers, their houses, lifestyle, and many more things!

There is so much to explore here, and with the trolley tours, it may sound a little more fun (plus, none of us have to do the walking in the 19-acre museum!)

Things To Know:

If you are planning to skip the National Ranching Heritage Center, then there is no doubt that you might miss some of the greatest parts of your tour!

Yes! With over 50 buildings to explore, events to attend, and workshops and competitions to participate in. The museum has a lot to offer and is worth fighting for!

Also, if you want to treat yourself, don’t forget to dine there! The museum has a restaurant that offers delicious food that is worth the hype and is also one of the main reasons locals can never stop coming back to this place!

Price:

FREE, THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE.

Timing:

  • Monday- Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm

Hotels Nearby:

Hampton Inn & Suites Lubbock University, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock

Address:

3121 4th St, Lubbock, TX 79409, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-742-0498

13) Manara Cafe Authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

We know how tough it can be for the Muslim community to find Halal food, so to ease their travel, here is one of the best Halal Restaurants! 

Manara Cafe Restaurant is not only Halal (saving the Muslim community from trouble) but has a taste that will tingle your taste buds!

Manara Cafe Authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

You will be greeted by some of the friendliest staff who will guide you towards your seat. 

While you wait for your order, feel free to admire the restaurant’s simplicity and the joyful faces that come in for the delicious food (the restaurant feels more like a home than a “restaurant”). 

Once you get your food, prepare to fall into an abyss because coming out into reality will be a little hard. With each bite, your food will be more flavourful, and with each slurp, you will ask for more!

For an experience of quality goods at a low price, there is no place like Manara Cafe Restaurant.

Things To Know:

If you are new to Lebanese / Mediterranean cuisine or have a problem deciding, feel free to ask for recommendations from the staff! 

Not only are they super friendly, but they will make sure your experience with the food is just according to your spice tolerance. 

And if you are thinking about what to dress up, then honestly, anything will do! 

Cause when you are at Manara Cafe, no one judges you! Everyone is just focused on their delicious food.

Popular Dishes On The Menu (IF APPLICABLE):

  • Mixed Kabob Plate
  • Baba Ghanous

Timing:

  • Tuesday- Thursday: 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Thursday- Friday: 11 AM to 2 PM, 5 to 7 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock, Best Western Plus Lubbock Windsor Inn

Address:

2623 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-701-4190

14) Bolen Winery Vineyards

If you are looking for a casual but a little fancy day out, then there is no better place than Bolen Vineyards!

Get a chance to taste some of the rarest and premium quality grape wine; not only is it limited, but having it in your hands is a bigger flex!

Bolen Winery Vineyards

So, sign up for their membership and get a chance to sip Texas’s smallest yet big family business. 

Apart from taking a date, maybe a tour in the field where your new favorite wine is being made!

Things To Know:

The Bolen WInery Vineyards is one of the best wines you can from Texas; they produce a limited amount but every sip and wait for the next season is worth it.

Although the team and the family don’t officially give the public tours, they are always willing to if you try your luck!

Also, did I mention there is no membership fee, but you still receive the perks? So sign up, and sip with the most hardworking winemakers!

Hotels Nearby:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Levelland, Best Western South Plains Inn & Suites

Address:

312 FM168, Smyer, TX 79367, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-632-0359

15) Caviel Museum of African American History

Lubbock has been a great host to all the immigrants that have settled in the city since the 17th century. Still, just like that, the city opened its door to African-American couples to own the first ever pharmacy store in United States history.

Caviel Museum of African American History

Interestingly, the museum is not that old, and although it may be the first Pharmacy store owned by any African American, it sure tells us that America is the place for all the dreamers.

How may you ask?

The couple, namely Alfred and Billie Caviel, had a personal desire to convert their store into a museum for the visitors to learn about the history, culture, and important figures of African American personalities.

After the couple retired, they donated their successful business to the Roots Historical Arts Council.

And after five decades, their dream became a reality when the Pharmacy store was converted into a Museum in 2015, making it the NEWEST tourist stop for you to check out!

Things To Know:

The Caviel Museum is one of the newest and most important places. 

You will learn many things about black history in America, the important who sacrificed their lives, and some least known (but worth knowing personalities).

And if you think that is enough, let us tell you you need to take as much advantage as possible of the amazing artwork, sculptures, exhibitions, and many more events for you to see!

Price:

FREE, THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE.

Timing:

  • Monday – Thursday: Open, If Requested
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sundays: 2 – 5 p.m.

Hotels Nearby:

Baymont by Wyndham Lubbock – Downtown Civic Center, La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lubbock – Downtown Civic Center

Address:

1719 Avenue A, Lubbock, TX 79403, United States

Contact Information:

806-928-4268

16) Adolph’s Grill & Bar

Lubbock is not the type of place when you think of nightlife; maybe Las Vegas comes to your mind, but just to clarify, you will find some great stuff here too!

And if you are a karaoke and dance lover, then there is no place like Adolph’s Grill & Bar. Funny enough, the website fully claims the bar to be LUBBOCK’S KING OF KARAOKE.

Adolph's Grill & Bar

So, queens and kings, let me tell you about the new throne that you should be after!

The bar is open past midnight, but the real fun starts after 9 pm, so if there is any Cinderella, someone tells her that she can surely make it home without much trouble.

There is food for you to grab and beverages to drink before you start your karaoke/

You have so many songs to choose from, and whether you want the latest or some vintage, there is everything on the list and a dance floor to show off your moves!

So, for a memorable night, Adolph’s Grill & Bar is one of the best places for a night out and karaoke!

Things To Know:

Adolph’s Grill & Bar is just the perfect place if you want a fun night out and also the perfect place if you are looking for a great company in Lubbock

Also,  you have to try out their nachos and their ‘’special drinks’’. It is safe to say, Adolph’s bar is just amazing with every beverage you order, and did we mention they have events?

Yes, events to participate in! These include a poker night game, pool table, and much more!

So, what is stopping you from a fun, social, and crazy night?

Timing:

Happy Hour timings:

Mon – Thursday: 3 pm to 9 pm

Fri – Sun: 12 pm to 9 pm

Karaoke:

Starts from 9 pm to 2 am every day.

Hotels Nearby:

Hampton Inn & Suites Lubbock Southwest, Hilton Garden Inn Lubbock

Address:

5131 Aberdeen Ave, Lubbock, TX 79414, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-785-2030

17) Prairie Dog Town

According to Lubbock’s tourism survey, Prairie Dog Town is one of the best and 5th most visited places in Lubbock, and honestly, we don’t blame why people love this place so much!

These cute little and appealing mammals are just so fun to watch that anyone would play a huge sum to go there.

Prairie Dog Town

But here is the plot twist: the entrance is free, and many amenities (including soft grasses for you to lay down and the newly renovated golf course) make this small area worth going to.

So, if you love cute and small creatures, this is your place to play with them for all animal lovers! Just be careful, and you will enjoy a great time!

Things To Know:

The Prairie Dog town started with just two burrows and four dogs, but today it is one most visited places in Lubbock and a prominent place in texas. 

And it is also the first site solely built for these Prairie Dogs’ protection, so it is worth visiting if you want something new and cute.

Since the Prairie Dog Town is located within Mackenzie Park, it is convenient to visit it for a quick ten minutes tour (but we guess you might enjoy a little too much with these shy little mammals!)

Also, if you plan on feeding them, we highly recommend you research their food and what ‘’human food’’ they can eat.

Although they have grown quite intelligent over the past few years and can distinguish the ‘’good food’’ from the ‘’bad food’’, you still want to do your research!

Also, since these animals are shy, try not to jump over them and drag them out. Not only will you be stretched, but you might get an infection!

So, avoid that and let them come to you instead!

Price:

FREE, THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE

Hotels Nearby:

Overton Hotel and Conference Center

Address:

MacKenzie Park Rd, Lubbock, TX 79401, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-792-0055

18) Woodhouse Spa – Lubbock

There is no love better than self-love, so we ask our readers to take time out and appreciate themselves with all the struggles and fights they have fought alone.

It is time to detox all the negativity and pain you have gained with a newly refreshed body! And there is no better place than the Woodhouse Spa!

Woodhouse Spa - Lubbock

It is time to forget all your worries while their professional massage therapist works on your body and gives you something you have needed for a long time.

There are upto 70 services you can choose from, including waxing haircuts and whatever you want to spice up your look.

It is time to leave the old you behind and become a new and energetic person when you walk out the door!

So, what are you waiting for?

Start selecting the best services that suit you, or book an appointment. Also, ask for a consultation for a better point of view from the professionals.

You cannot walk out of this place without the boosted confidence you are about to get.

Things To Know:

If you are looking for clean and professional work, then without a beat, Woodhouse Spa is one of the best options you have in Lubbock.

You will find some of the most professional experts with more than five years of experience, some with even courses completed!

But if that does not impress you, don’t worry. There is still more for you to add to your list.

The spa center is not just popular for its spa therapy but is also well known for other services like manicures, body tuning, and facials at reasonable prices!

So, book a date and have your face shine with the top chemical-free products they use!

And maybe buy some on your way out (their products are worth every penny!)

Popular Services (Highly Recommended):

  • CBD Manicure/Pedicure (nails)
  • Infrared Sauna ( Everyone’s favorite)
  • Body Balance Massage (massage)
  • Nourishing Wrap (Body Treatment)

Timing:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 9 am to 6 am 
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Hotels Nearby:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lubbock, Courtyard by Marriott Lubbock

Address:

8201 Quaker Ave #108, Lubbock, TX 79423, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-794-1772

19) South Plains Mall

If you plan to go shopping, there is a better place than the South Plains Mall. The South Plains was built in 1976 at 80,00 square feet. In 1998 when it expanded to 120,000-square-foot.

Today, it is considered the biggest mall in Lubbock, with over 140 stores for you to shop from, have a casual dinner or watch movies.

South Plains Mall

You will find whatever you are looking for with brands like Zara, Shein, Nike, and some local brands!

Let it be jewelry, the perfect prom dress, or just a quick bite from Chick-Fil-a. You will still have a great time.

Don’t forget to check out the ground floor’s central area, that’s the place where you can find all the brands which are currently having sales!

Things To Know:

As funny as it may sound, the mall is so big you can just consider your exercise getting ticked off!

But you must know that you need a whole day to explore the whole place, and with so many hidden gems in the mall, you might just book an extra day!

There are some great restaurants and play areas for kids; if you are not a shopping person, just go to the cinemas!

There are over ten screens that play simultaneously, so you can watch a movie after another movie until your partner is done (and also, it is a great babysit idea)

There is everyone’s favorite, China Max, which serves the most delicious and authentic Chinese meal you might ever find on a really low budget. Also, don’t forget to check out Starbucks! We are not giving spoilers, but you will be amazed at it!

So, get your shopping clothes ready and have a great time choosing from top brands and some great jewelry pieces from the small stalls!

Timing:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 om
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 6 pm

Hotels Nearby:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lubbock, Hampton Inn & Suites Lubbock Southwest

Address:

6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414, United States

Contact Information:

+1 806-792-4653

Things To Know About Lubbock:

Lubbock is one of the best places to visit, where you will find new and interesting things to do, and there is something for everyone to try out! 

These include great nightlife, parks, live entertainment, various cuisines, and people worldwide. If anyone ever asks if it is worth visiting, then a big yes to that question!

The best time to visit Lubbock is mid-may to early October. That is when the weather is perfect (not too hot and not too cold), and lots of activities and events for visitors to check out.

Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, outdoor activities, and wine tasting during summer and spring. 

Late summer and early fall are considered the busiest season with many tourists around the city. Although a little crowded, you will find many things to do and events to attend (compared to the other seasons).

A PRO TIP: book early tickets to avoid paying higher!

Even though there are no specific areas, you are advised to avoid them, and there is no restriction for visiting Lubbock. You still want to avoid traveling in dark alleys at night and any area that may seem sketchy. Keep your loved ones and close friends updated with your whereabouts, and enjoy your trip!