Quality Inn I-27
Lubbock, TX 79404
Phone: (806) 749-1090
Fax: (806) 749-1091
Nestled in Clapp Park, the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is a beautiful display of luscious trees, ornamental plants, vines, flowers and shrubs that can be grown in the region. This lovely 93 acre (37.64 hectares) open greenhouse changes with the seasons and it is a delight to watch the changing colors and scenery. It is also a great place for bird viewing as there are many birds who nest here. The lake at the Arboretum is a playground for a variety of waterfowl. It is also a major site for butterfly migration. Tranquil walkways, trails, tours and educational classes are offered by the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. Home to the yearly Pumpkin Trail, a visit to this garden will be truly pleasurable.
Interested in learning all about the wide world and how it works? Then the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater is the place to discover all of this. Here, there is a science museum showing exhibits on NASA rockets including space suits, or take a journey down a Texan river and see all the fabulous creatures who inhabit the water. When you are done exploring, the OMNI Theater with its 58-foot (18-meter) screen helps you feel like you are immersed in the picture.
Llano Estacado is Texas' most award-winning winery. Most of the grapes used by the winery are grown within a 100 mile radius of Lubbock in the Texas High Plains Appellation. Llano Estacado offers guided tours explaining the process of wine making and the art of wine tasting.Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm for complimentary tours and tastings.
While on the Lubbock Walk of Fame, make time to see this bronze statue depicting music legend Buddy Holly strumming his guitar and marvel at the effect his short career had on the history of music. Around the base of the statue is the Walk of Fame which has plaques to remember all the great musicians from western Texas - there are a lot ! The statue was made by the sculptor Grant Speed and weighs over a ton, which helps to show the true impact this man had on American music.
The Buddy Holly Center houses numerous different attractions. The Buddy Holly Gallery is a permanent exhibit which houses memorabilia from Holly's life growing up as well as artifacts from his music career. The center also contains a Fine Arts Gallery which features changing exhibits of contemporary visual arts. The third space is dedicated to the Texans Musicians Hall of Fame which highlights artists from Texas and especially the western part of the state. With so many fun things to see and learn about, the Buddy Holly Center is a fun day out for the whole family.
For a moment of remembrance, visit the City of Lubbock Cemetery, which is open during the daylight hours every day for people to visit and grieve their loved ones. The most famous person buried here is Buddy Holly, the music legend who died in a tragic plane crash in 1959 when he was only 22. Guitar picks are often placed by the headstone to remind fans of the power of Holly's music.
The up-and-coming entertainment district in Lubbock is known as the Depot District. Home to such venues and restaurants as Cactus Theater, the Buddy Holly Center, Blue Light, and Heaven, among others, it is the place to be when the sun goes down. The residents of Lubbock are making a concerted effort to developing the Depot District, so chances are it will become even livelier and filled with more fun venues in the years to come.
Interested in the growing field of wind power? It is not as new of a concept as you might think. The museum itself aims to explore the relationship between people, the environment, and technology through the lens of history and windmills. The grounds themselves have many windmills from all different time periods for visitors to peruse. Although the museum is free, there is a suggested donation. A truly one-of-a-kind experience!
First Baptist Church (FBC) is located at 2201 Broadway and is a close neighbor of the First Christian Church. The church has an expansive structure which houses a wonderful chapel which is furnished with elegant wooden pews; hues of white dominate the chapel and through the stained-glass windows, sunlight flows in abundantly. Their chapel is also used as an entertainment venue for local events which are specially music centered. Prayer rooms can accommodate an impressive number of worshipers, where groups and Bible studies take place. The church is also instrumental in bringing about community development through events like picnics, sports, plays, recitals etc.
The city of Lubbock has four public libraries, and the Mahon Library located in the downtown area is the main library for all the branches. With the longest and most convenient hours of all the libraries, it is a good bet for a place to go if you need information, a newspaper, or a book to read. With programs and classes going on year round, or just looking for a place to surf the web, the public library is a handy and convenient resource for residents and locals alike.
Visitors come from all over the world to visit the hometown of legendary pioneer rock star Buddy Holly, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1959.
Home to almost 30,000 students, Texas Tech University is a public university located in Lubbock. Its campus covers 1,839 acres (7.44 km²) which puts it among the largest contiguous campuses in the United States. Athletics, especially football and basketball are a big deal at the university, and tickets are available to the general public. Founded in 1923, the university offers many different degrees through numerous colleges and also houses a medical and law school.