The beautifully painted murals are creative takes on possible scenes from various eras of history. The above photo shows all the types of wildlife present in the area over 8,000 years ago.
Dioramas are a way to step back in time and see historical scenes of the human experience. From creation of projectile points to efficient use of the whole animal, this depiction shows each individual’s role in a bison hunt.
Stop and smell the flowers. While Night Hikes are one of our favorite monthly events, you don’t have to wait. The trails are open for exploring Tuesday through Sunday. It’s a hotspot for recreational hikers and a quick jog. Stay on the lookout for arrowheads, fossils and trail markers letting you know about the species of wildflowers and animals you may see while exploring.
Wooly mammoths, pampas beasts and giant short-faced bears, oh my! The bronzes at Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark were created to scale using bones found on site, making them the best way to see how large these animals were. They also make for an excellent photo opportunity.
Not only does the museum tell you the history of the area, but also the history of archaeology. Learning the story of how the land was preserved and seeing the tools used to originally excavate the Lubbock Lake Landmark was one of my favorite parts.
While you’re out exploring a piece of history, be sure to share your photos with #LiveLoveLubbock! If you’d like see more family-friendly activities, we’ve rounded them all up for you here.
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