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5816 34th Street
Lubbock, TX 79407
Phone: (806) 368-6060
Fax: (806) 368-0821
5816 34th Street , Lubbock, TX, US, 79407
- Phone: (806) 368-6060
- Fax: (806) 368-0821
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.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, the tickets for Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball games were easily available. But not all fairy tales have a happy ending. The recent prominence of the team on the national stage has made tickets harder to come by. This stadium is not only for sports. Sir Elton John and Kiss have staged concerts here.
Home to almost 30,000 students, Texas Tech University is a public university for both men and women 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 can be sold to the general public. Founded in 1923, the university offers many different degrees through numerous colleges and also houses a medical and law school.
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.
The heart of the Ranching Heritage Center is a 14 acre site where over 30 historic ranch structures have been relocated and restored to their original condition. These buildings show the evolution of ranching from the early trail driver's one room cabin (c. 1838) to a prosperous rancher's stylish Victorian house at the turn of the century (1909).
The Museum of Texas Tech University is the name for several learning centers around the Lubbock area such 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.
Life in America may have been radically different if all the soldiers had not fought for the rights of citizens. Lubbock has honored these people by creating the Lubbock Area Veterans Memorial. Three different sections of the memorial honor those have been killed in the wars since World War I, another is for those who served in the Armed Forces, and the final section is 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.
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.
Pull out the pom pons, the tiny shirts and head straight for Jones stadium. With a capacity of over 50,000 people, this stadium has a mind blowing schedule lined up every season. And talk about re-constructive surgery...that too to the amount of $90 million! A luxurious West Stadium Building has been added, which will include private suites as well as viewing boxes for the media.
Lubock Lake Landmark is a national archaeological preserve that is the only known North American site containing deposits showing continuous occupation by South Plains cultures over the last 12,000 years, including many extinct animals.
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.