With a rich history in agriculture, innovation and arts, Lubbock has a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to diving deep into its roots. Dating back to the prehistoric, to more recent times of rock ‘n roll, check below for a guide to the top four must-see museums for the history buffs and curious-at-heart alike.
At the NRHC, located on Texas Tech’s campus, 27.5 acres are filled with 50 historical structures from all over the state of Texas dating back to the early 19th century. Each authentic building was in use and brought to the NRHC to take visitors back in time and go in-depth in the history of agriculture throughout the Lone Star State. Check out the museum inside as well for a glimpse into the evolution of farming and to meet Hank the Cowdog! Visit their website for more information.
Science Spectrum & Omni Theater
This unique, hands-on museum featuring interactive science exhibits is a perfect afternoon for the whole family. Bring the kids, or take a date to wander through the museum and experience Lubbock’s only public aquarium. They also offer educational films and documentaries in the Omni Theater including “Into America’s Wild” with Morgan Freeman and “Dinosaurs of Antarctica”. Check out their website for showings and tickets.
Buddy Holly Center
As the birthplace of Buddy Holly, Lubbock is home to the Buddy Holly Center, which houses many personal artifacts of the singer including his guitar, motorcycle and the infamous glasses. This a state-of-the-art facility featuring galleries for local art and a world-class museum visited by people from all over the world. With the addition of the Allison House, home of Crickets drummer, J.I. Allison and is where Buddy Holly and Allison wrote “That’ll Be the Day,” one of Holly’s biggest hits, is available for tours and by appointment. Visit their website for more information.
The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in downtown Lubbock, works hard to bring modern art to the public. The 5,000-square-foot gallery has four separate studios, catering to both children and adults. The exhibits rotate frequently, allowing repeat guests to experience fresh, new art with every visit. Mediums of art found throughout the gallery range from sculptures, to paintings, to photography. Visit LHUCA in the Arts District today to experience Lubbock’s thriving arts culture.
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