Lubbock, Texas Museum Round-Up

Written By McKenna Dowdle

April 07, 2022

Dating back to prehistoric, to more recent times of rock ‘n roll, check our guide to the must-see museums for history buffs and the curious-at-heart alike. 

American Windmill Museum

806.747.8734 | 1701 Canyon Lake Dr.

Visit the largest collection of windmills in the world at the American Windmill Museum.  A must-see, visitors are immersed in the pioneering spirit of Lubbock, Texas through exhibits and art including the 6,000-square-foot hand-painted mural titled Legacy of the Wind.

Buddy Holly Center

806.775.3560  | 1801 Crickets Ave.

This permanent exhibit is dedicated to the life and music of rock’n’roll legend, Buddy Holly. View memorabilia donated by family, friends and fans of Lubbock’s favorite son, including the iconic Buddy Holly glasses found at the site of the airplane crash. 

Caviel Museum of African American History

806.773.6046 | 1719 Ave. A

This museum is named after the former owners of the building, Alfred and Billie Caviel, the first African American husband and wife to own and operate their own pharmacy in the U.S. Enjoy exhibits dedicated to celebrating art, culture, and identity with artwork from Africa and antiques donated by community members. 

FiberMax Center for Discovery

806.744.3786 | 1121 Canyon Lake Dr.

Learn the history of American agriculture through an array of interactive exhibits at the FiberMax Center for Discovery. With over 70 pedal tractors, 700 toy tractors and a replica of a blacksmith shop, guests are welcomed to the wild West Texas around every corner. 

Museum of Texas Tech University

806.742.2490 | 3301 4th St.

At the Museum of Texas Tech, visitors find an impressive collection featuring a total of over seven million objects. As you peruse through the revolving exhibits, take notice of the thought placed into each intricate detail. This is one attraction you won’t want to miss!

National Ranching Heritage Center

806.742.0498 | 3121 4th St.

Dedicated to preserving the history of ranching at this 19-acre historical park, the center is home to over 50 authentically restored ranch structures. Each December, the National Ranching Heritage Center invites the public for Candlelight at the Ranch, a Christmas celebration showing what a yuletide season was like on the ranch. 

Silent Wings Museum

806.775.3049 | 6202 N. I 27 

See one of a few fully restored World War II gliders in existence as you pay respects to our servicemen and women at this impressive museum. The Silent Wings Museum also features a C-47 airplane, a research library and multimedia theater for visitors to enjoy.

Science Spectrum 

806.745.2525 | 2579 S Loop 289 #250

The Science Spectrum is a unique, hands-on museum featuring interactive science exhibits. Bring the kids to experience Lubbock’s only public aquarium and catch an educational film at the Omni Theater.


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