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Lubbock is the cultural center of West Texas featuring a variety of art galleries, museums and performing arts including dance, ballet, symphony and theater. Some these attractions are listed below:

Museum of Texas Tech University

The museum houses collections in the arts, humanities, and the sciences numbering nearly 2 million objects and consists of several components, including the Moody Planetarium & Natural Science Research Laboratory.

Southwest Collection (at Texas Tech University)

Features an amazing collection of books, magazine, journals, photographs, and manuscripts that record the history of our region. Also home to the Vietnam Archives.

Lubbock Regional Arts Center

See ever changing exhibits of regional contemporary art and Lubbock Community Theater showcases. Features and supports the works of all creative artists - visual, performing, cultural, literary and others. Facilities include a studio, theatre, & lobby all geared for intensive arts use.

Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center

A multi-use facility built to house non-profit organizations having to do with artistic, cultural, or educational endeavors. Gallery exists and functions to serve local artists and organizations with the purpose of promoting an active continuing interest in the arts.

Lubbock Lake National Historic and State Archeological Landmark (also known as Lubbock Lake Site)

Houses an active archeological site that has uncovered the remains of an ancient Native American civilization dating back more than 12,000 years.

Buddy Holly Center

The Center collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas.

Ranching Heritage Center

An outdoor museum in Lubbock, Texas, established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. More than 35 authentic furnished ranch buildings and structures have been relocated to show the evolution of ranch life from the late 1780's through the 1930's.

Science Spectrum Museum

With over 200 interactive exhibits, an Omnimax Theatre, live animals, live demonstrations, a dedicated area for younger children, fun shops, and traveling exhibits, it's 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.

Silent Wings Museum

The Silent Wings Museum is dedicated to the history of the American military glider program.

Texas Air Museum

Features World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam era displays, as well as static aircraft and other vehicles.

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

A scientific and educational institution dedicated to a correct interpretation of Earth history and fossil remains. Includes a gift shop and houses the Mt. Blanco Art Museum.

The American Wind Power Center

Conceived as the most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world. The Center tells the story of how the windmill, more than any other invention, helped to settle the West.

Performing Arts, Theaters and Entertainment

Civic Center Theater

Symphony, musicals, and special performances throughout the year.

Lubbock Community Theater

Features a wide variety of live theater productions.

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

Outstanding symphony, Pops, Holiday and special concerts.

Ballet Lubbock

Special performances throughout the year.

City Bank Auditorium

Home of Broadway musicals and other special performances.

United Spirit Arena

Home of the Texas Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as venue for national and international sports and musical acts.

united spirit arena

City Bank Coliseum

Home of Hockey, Rodeo, circus, concerts, and performances

Charles E. Maedgen, Jr. Theater

A wealth of well-known and emerging theatrical productions on the Texas Tech campus

Hemmle Recital Hall

World class performance hall on the Texas Tech campus

Allen Theater

Special performances throughout the year. Located in the University Center on the Texas Tech Campus.

Buddy Holly Center

Live music year round.

Cactus Theater

Restored theater features music shows, concerts and weekly performances.

CATS Playhouse

Local venue features up and coming talent and young people.

Texas Tech University

The biggest sport ticket in town; the Red Raiders are members of the Big XII Conference making Lubbock the place to be for watching nationally-ranked college football, basketball, baseball, soccer and many others.

Jones AT&T Stadium

Depot Entertainment District

The Depot Entertainment District is the heartbeat of nightlife in downtown Lubbock. A collection of historical buildings along and near Buddy Holly Avenue, the Depot Entertainment District features live music, stage shows, sports and cigar bars, and upbeat restaurants and shops.

Annual National Cowboy Symposium

Cowboy culture runs deep in Lubbock. Join this exciting festival where cowboy poets, musicians, storytellers, artists, chuck wagon cooks, cowboys and more gather to celebrate and preserve our Western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and to introduce new audiences to the heritage and culture so they may embrace it as well.

Moody Planetarium

Located on the campus of Texas Tech, and part of the Museum of Texas Tech University, the Moody Planetarium is the longest-serving planetarium in Texas. The planetarium domed is equipped with an A4 Spitz Starball projector and features a 30-foot dome screen with seating for 80.

Mackenzie Park

At 248 acres, Mackenzie Park is Lubbock's largest recreation area and features a wide variety of fun for all ages including Meadowbrook Golf Course, disc golf course, Joyland Amusement Park, Prairie Dog Town, equestrian trails and more.

Joyland Amusement Park

Offers great rides and attractions – over 30 in all – ranging from a log ride, water coaster, and roller coasters to junior rides and family classics such as the colorful carousel.