Comfort Inn & Suites
5828 I-27 S.
Lubbock, TX 79404
Phone: (806) 763-6500
Fax: (806) 763-0080
5828 I-27 S., Lubbock, TX, US, 79404
- Phone: (806) 763-6500
- Fax: (806) 763-0080
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.
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.
Llano Estacado is Texas' most award-winning winery. Most of the grapes used by the winery are grown within a 100 mile radius of Lubbock in the Texas High Plains Appellation. Llano Estacado offers guided tours explaining the process of wine making and the art of wine tasting.Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm for complimentary tours and tastings.
The up-and-coming entertainment district of Lubbock is known as the Depot District. Home to such venues and restaurants as Cactus Theater, the Buddy Holly Center, Blue Light, and Heaven, among others, it is the place to be at night. The residents of Lubbock are making a concerted effort to developing the Depot District, so chances are it will become even livelier and filled with more fun venues in the years to come.
The Buddy Holly Center houses numerous different attractions. The Buddy Holly Gallery is a permanent exhibit which houses memorabilia from Holly's life growing up as well as artifacts from his music career. The center also contains a Fine Arts Gallery which features changing exhibits of contemporary visual arts. The third space is dedicated to the Texans Musicians Hall of Fame which highlights artists from Texas, and especially the western part of the state. With so many fun things to see and learn about, the Buddy Holly Center is a fun day out for the whole family. General admission is $5.
The City of Lubbock Cemetery is open during the daylight hours every day for people to visit and grieve their loved ones. Most notable, however, is that Buddy Holly is buried here after his tragic death in a plane crash in 1959. Guitar picks are often placed by the headstone to remind fans of the power of Holly's music.
Interested in the growing field of wind power? It is not as new of a concept as you might think. The museum itself aims to explore the relationship between people, the environment, and technology through the lens of history and windmills. The grounds themselves have many windmills from all different time periods for visitors to peruse. Although the museum is free, there is a suggested donation. A truly one-of-a-kind experience!
The roots of the operation go all the way back to the 1940s with the opening of Mackenzie Park Playground in Mackenzie Park. It later became the Joyland Amusement Park and has been entertaining people in the area ever since. There are rides for the whole family, as well as rides for those who are not faint of heart. The Tower Drop raises you to a height of 140 feet (63 meters) before you are pushed towards the ground at 50 mph (80 kmph). There is a roller coaster as well as the more traditional rides like the Scrambler and the Tilt-A-Whirl.
The city of Lubbock has four public libraries, and the Mahon Library located in the downtown area is the main library for all the branches. With the longest and most convenient hours of all the libraries, it is a good bet for a place to go if you need information, a newspaper, or a book to read. With programs and classes going on year round, or just looking for a place to surf the web, the public library is a handy and convenient resource for residents and locals alike.
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.
See this bronze statue depicting Buddy Holly strumming his guitar and marvel at the effect his short career had on the history of music. Around the base of the statue is the "Walk of Fame" which has plaques to remember all the great musicians from western Texas. The statue was made by the sculptor Grant Speed and weighs over a ton.
Creating a haven for the arts in Lubbock, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) aims to create a community art center for western Texas. Classes as well as spaces in the center are affordable and many non-profits make their home in the LHUCA. Each month, a different artist's work is featured at the site, and programs and events are ongoing. Check the website for the newest and best arts in the Lubbock area.