Tag: History

Top Group Outings in Lubbock

Located in West Texas, Lubbock is a popular destination for meetings and conventions. When groups are in town, there’s plenty to do and see during your off time. Luckily, Lubbock is bustling with a busy nightlife, world-class museums and live music, a perfect break for business travelers. Here are some of the top things to do when you’re

Did You Know…Lubbock Fun Facts

Whether you’re a tried-and-true Lubbockite, a relatively new citizen or just a visitor, there are many things you might not know about this great city. While there are some facts you should know about Lubbock, (we are home to rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly) some details might surprise you! Take a look at these

A History Buff’s Guide to Lubbock

The Lubbock area is rich in history and heritage. Currently, more than 244,000 people call Lubbock home. But in 1890 when two towns, Old Lubbock and Monterey, joined forces and established Lubbock after Thomas S. Lubbock, just 50 citizens inhabited the city. Lubbock was built on a thriving farming industry and made great strides in

A Kid’s Guide to Lubbock, Texas

Hopefully you’ve seen our blog for “big kids” featuring the fun things going on in Lubbock. Now that we have mom and dad covered, we can’t forget about the little ones! Here are some of the places around Lubbock that bring back fond memories of childhood…when the going never got tough! National Ranching Heritage Center This Lubbock hot spot

Foodie Favorites from A to Z – Tom & Bingo’s Bar-B-Q

As an 8-year-old, Dwayne Clanton would stand on a pickle can and chop onions at his dad, Tom’s, restaurant – Tom & Bingo’s Bar-B-Q. More than 50 years later, Dwayne still chopped his own ingredients, but instead, stood directly behind the front counter to slice brisket for his customers in the restaurant he called his

Girls’ Getaway in Lubbock

Whether you are weathering the stress from work, family or school, giving yourself a girls’ getaway with your best friends is an important part of keeping balance in your life. Grab your friends and look no further for the ultimate refueling experience in Lubbock. Below you’ll find some of our favorite ways to have a

Destination Spotlight – Bayer Museum of Agriculture

When it comes to history and heritage, Lubbock offers up a variety of options for those visiting to become enthralled with the culture of West Texas. The Bayer Museum of Agriculture does just that. This Lubbock gem shares the inspiring story of how agriculture revolutionized the home of Buddy Holly and the surrounding counties, making West Texas the

Don’t Miss Ranch Day!

One of Lubbock’s best annual events is fast approaching, and here’s what you need to know! Ranch Day, hosted annually by the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC), is Saturday, April 11 at the center (3121 4th St.). This Old West celebration will have you and your kids surrounded by education, history and most importantly…fun! More than 100

Top 8 Festivals & Events in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Summer Showcase @ The Buddy Holly Center | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Lubbock, Texas, has no shortage of events and festivals throughout the year. No matter when you go, you’ll find fun things to do, from art festivals and family-friendly weekends to numerous wine events for the big kids. Here are the top eight events you must attend in Lubbock. Wine & Chocolate Fantasia (February) The Llano

The Music Lives on with The Crickets: An Interview with Jerry Allison

They were just regular teenagers. Hanging out with friends, watching movies and listening to rock ‘n’ roll radio shows in their parents’ car. From the outside looking in, you never would have expected anything different from a few boys growing up in Lubbock, Texas in 1955. But these weren’t just any boys from the neighborhood,