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A Day in Lubbock

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First Baptist Church (FBC)

First Baptist Church (FBC) is located at 2201 Broadway and is a close neighbor of the First Christian Church. The church has an expansive structure which houses a wonderful chapel which is furnished with elegant wooden pews; hues of white dominate the chapel and through the stained-glass windows, sunlight flows in abundantly. Their chapel is also used as an entertainment venue for local events which are specially music centered. Prayer rooms can accommodate an impressive number of worshipers, where groups and Bible studies take place. The church is also instrumental in bringing about community development through events like picnics, sports, plays, recitals etc.

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Buddy Holly Center

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.

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Depot Entertainment District

The up-and-coming entertainment district in 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 when the sun goes down. 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.

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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a public university located in Lubbock. Its campus covers 1,839 acres (7.44 square kilometers) which puts it among the largest contiguous campuses in the United States. Founded in 1923, the university offers many different degrees through numerous colleges and also houses a medical and law school. The university shelters an array of libraries, its landscape awash in a stately, Spanish-Renaissance architectural style. Alma Mater of prominent personalities like Jo Carr and Douglas Moss, this historic university has spearheaded the educational course of Texas.

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National Ranching Heritage Center

The Texan style of ranching has changed a lot over the past century, but the National Ranching Heritage Center aims to preserve relics from the era for years to come. This large preserve is the home of many buildings which have been moved to the site from various places around the region. Schoolhouses, houses, cabins, barns, shipping pens, and more are arranged in a village of sorts for visitors to experience and explore. Art and artifacts from the era and important to the industry are also available for viewing.

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American Museum of Agriculture

Agricultural machinery goes unused when new and more efficient means to farm are invented. Once upon a time in Lubbock, County Commissioner Alton Brazell saw these pieces of equipment not as junk but as jewels. In 2001, after these gems of tractors and other mechanisms had already been collected, the pieces were moved to the current location to share with the world the torrid history of American agriculture. From full sized tractors to children's toys, if you love tractors you'll love the American Museum of Agriculture.

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Moody Planetarium

The Moody Planetarium of Texas Tech University offers visual spectacles at a very reasonable rate. Shows held in the planetarium feature information about about space including breathtaking visual scenery of the night sky and outer space. The planetarium also shows laser shows with exciting music and accompanying images. This planetarium is truly the perfect place to take the whole family for an out of this world experience.

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Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater

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.

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Lubbock Lake Landmark

One of the most prolific natural history and archaeological sites in the United States, Lubbock Lake Landmark or Lubbock Lake Site as it is also known, traces back 12000 years with evidence to back as proof. It is probably the only place on the continent to have a full record of human history based in one area covering such a vast period of time. Set near the meandering Yellow House Draw where once ancient springs used to thrive, this protected reserve spans across 336 acres (135.97 hectares) of prairie land. Seasonal flowers and wildflowers are crisscrossed by hiking and walking trails while magnificent sculptures of extinct animals adorn its landscape. Dioramas and murals along with archaeological relics depict various scenes from the prehistoric era. Digs are still conducted in this preserved land and can be viewed by the public.

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Founders Park

Lying at the portal to the quaint neighborhood of Vintage Township is this sprawling park. Take a leisurely stroll at this park as you enjoy the verdant green lushness that beckons you time and again. Home to a myriad of local events, fairs and festivities, most popularly, the Posh Pooch Pageant where you can see silly pet tricks, weenie races, and fashion contests. The park is an ideal place to lounge around at and explore on a lazy evening.

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Buffalo Springs Lake

Located just outside Lubbock, Buffalo Springs Lake is the perfect place to take the family for a fun day outdoors. The lake allows recreational vehicles, and there are trails for hiking and biking. For those looking to have a good time, there is a pavilion available for rental, frisbee golf course, golf course, and a host of other activities to stay active and have fun. Camping sites are available on a first come first serve basis.

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