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3430 W. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79407
Phone: (806) 780-4000
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Lubbock Christian College is a center for higher education. Although this is a university, there is still a strong influence of Christianity and the mission is not only to impart knowledge to the students, but also to help guide their spiritual life. There are a host of organizations putting on events year round, so check and see if anything exciting is going on at the campus.
Located inside Maxey Park, the AMBUCS Hub Hub City Playground provides ample space for kids of all abilities to play and learn. The playground is wheelchair accessible and aims to promote physical exercise and stimulation for the mind. In fact, physical therapy sessions are often held on the grounds as it is located near several medical facilities. Picnic areas are located near the playground.
The International Cultural Center reflects its status as a member of the international community with the artwork and displays at the building itself. The Hall of Nations includes flags from almost 200 of the member states of the United Nations. The floor is an visual representation of the world, and murals are located throughout the building to showcase different areas and cultures in the global community.
Lubbock has honored the veterans of America's military by creating the Lubbock Area Veterans Memorial. The different sections of the memorial honor those have been killed in the wars since World War I and those who served in the Armed Forces, as well as a section for members of the community to show support. The rounded structure features bricks, flags, and greenery. A touching tribute to those who have sacrificed so much, the memorial is located inside Huneke Park.
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.
The Museum of Texas Tech University is made up of several learning museums around the Lubbock area, like as the Lubbock Lake Landmark and Moody Planetarium. But it is also the name for a museum on the campus of Texas Tech University which through displays of thousands of objects educate visitors on various subjects. There is a museum store on site to help you remember your visit by picking up an item or two.
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.
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.
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.
Pull out the pom pons and jerseys and head straight for Jones AT&T Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University. With a capacity of over 50,000 people, this stadium is the home field of the Red Raiders as they play their Big 12 college football schedule every season. And talk about re-constructive surgery, this stadium was recently renovated to the tune of $90 million. A luxurious West Stadium Building has been added, which includes private suites as well as viewing boxes for the media.
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.
Lying at the portal to the quaint neighborhood of Vintage Township is this sprawling park. Take a leisurely stroll at this park as you enjoy the verdant green lushness that beckons you time and again. Home to a myriad of local events, fairs and festivities, most popularly, the Posh Pooch Pageant where you can see silly pet tricks, weenie races, and fashion contests. The park is an ideal place to lounge around at and explore on a lazy evening.