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Galleries and Museums
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
Lubbock Lake National Historic and State Archeological Landmark (also known as Lubbock
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
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
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.
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.
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
Special performances throughout the year. Located in the University Center on the
Texas Tech Campus.
Buddy Holly Center
Live music year round.
Restored theater features music shows, concerts and weekly performances.
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.
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
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.
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