About Lubbock

Buddy Holly Statue

Texas Tech and the College of Education are located in Lubbock, TX., which was incorporated as a city in 1909. A city with a population of approximately 220,000 today, Lubbock is a growing vibrant community with many attractions for College Students. It is the "Hub of the Plains."

You have probably heard of Lubbock's most famous citizen, Buddy Holly, are no doubt familiar with some of Buddy Holly and the Crickets' music. You can visit the Buddy Holly Center and the Buddy Holly's grave while you are here.

Lubbock has many attractions for a city its size. In addition to the the Buddy Holly Center, the Depot Entertainment District, Prairie Dog Town, Joyland, the West Texas Walk of Fame (featuring Buddy Holly), and the Cactus Theater.

If your interests tend towards more academic fun, Lubbock has a wealth of museums to enjoy:

American Museum of Agriculture

The American Museum of Agriculture

Lubbock, TX: Colorful wooden windmills displayed at the American Wind Power Center

The American Wind Power Center

Lubbock, TX: Buddy Holly Center

The Buddy Holly Center

Museum of Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX: AT&SF Ropes Station display with locomotive, cars, caboose, station and stock pens

Ranching Heritage Center

Science Spectrum and Omni Theater

Science Spectrum and Omni Theater

Lubbock, TX : Texas Tech International Cultural Center

International Cultural Center

There are always many entertaining and informative events going on at Texas Tech. Texas tech athletics provide plenty of entertainment opportunities, and not just on game days.

...and don't forget about the Texas Tech University Walking Tour.

The campus itself is part of the attraction of Lubbock, and the walking tour of the university was rated as one of the best university walking tours in the nation by MSNBC. Tech's Public Art Collection and program were named in the top 10 university collections in the United States in the Public Art Review in 2006.

Texas Tech is a wonderful extension of the city of Lubbock; as someone once said, "no one could have imagined that the flat, dry terrain [where Tech was located in 1923] would be transformed into one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation."

For more information about Lubbock attractions, visit the Visit Lubbock website.

Lubbock, TX: Sunset

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets in Lubbock, TX.