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Alliance Gallery - 2109 Broadway, 744-2787.


Lubbock's most famous son, Buddy Holly, helped usher in rock 'n' roll.
  • June - Mixed media works by W. Earl Chapman.
  • July - Ceramics by James Eaton and mixed media works by Van Volentine.
  • August - Photography by Bill Mueller
American Wind Power Center - East Broadway and Canyon Lake Drive, south of Mackenzie State Park. More than 60 windmills from the 19th and early 20th century restored to their original condition. Thirty-two additional windmills erected outdoors in Linebery Windmill Park. 747-8734.

Buddy Holly Center - 1801 Ave. G. Includes a gallery devoted to Lubbock-born rock 'n' roll icon Buddy Holly, a fine arts gallery and gift shop. 767-2686.

Meadows Courtyard:

  • June-August, weekly concerts showcasing local and area musicians and songwriters.
Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery:
  • June 1-14 - Recent works by B.C. Gilbert, of Lubbock, and Amy Cordova, of New Mexico.
  • June 25-Aug. 3 - Recent works by Danville Chadbourne, Jim Jordan and Sara Waters.
Buddy Holly Plaza & Walk of Fame - Located on Sixth Street, east of Avenue Q and northwest of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. It is anchored by a statue of rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly. Plaques honor others from the Lubbock area who found national success in music, theater, literature and visual arts.

Buffalo Springs Lake - Five miles east of Loop 289 on East 50th Street. Camping, crappie house fishing, marina, water slides, party houses for rent. 747-3353.

Cactus Theater - 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Originally opened in 1938 as a second-run movie house. Restored, now home to hundreds of concerts and stage productions, open each weekend. 762-3233.

Depot District - The place to go for entertainment and dining, especially on the weekends. At Buddy Holly Avenue and 18th Street, the area includes nightclubs, a wide array of live music, sports bars, restaurants and a micro-brewery.

International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University - 601 Indiana Ave. 742-2974.

Joyland Amusement Park - Mackenzie State Park. 763-2719.

Lubbock Lake Landmark - 2401 Landmark Drive, northwest Lubbock between Loop 289 and the Clovis Highway. Renowned archaeological site containing complete cultural record from the Clovis Period (12,000 years ago) through historic times. 742-1116.

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum - University Avenue and 41st Street. More than 80 acres of trees, shrubs, flowers and plants. Grounds open daily. Interpretive Center Gift Shop. 797-4520.

Lubbock Regional Arts Center - 511 Ave. K, 762-8606.

  • June 1-28 - Lubbock Art Association membership show.
  • June 1-28 - Painting by Jean Schofield Badger and photography by Jennifer Caddell.
  • July 1-31 - Art exhibit by Omar Rodriguez and Daniel Spray.
  • Aug. 1-31 - Photography by Caprock Photographers Association.
Mackenzie State Park and Prairie Dog Town - 28 acres, Lubbock's largest recreation area. Prairie dog colony in upper northeast side of Mackenzie State Park.

Miss Texas USA Pageant - July 8-16, with pageant on July 16, Municipal Auditorium. Lubbock is the official host city. 747-5232.

Moody Planetarium at the Museum of Texas Tech - Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue, in front of Museum of Texas Tech. 82-seat, 30-foot-diameter domed auditorium equipped with an A4 Spitz Starball projector. 742-2432.

National Ranching Heritage Center - Directly east of the Museum of Texas Tech University on Fourth Street. Including 33 historic ranch buildings in the middle of the city, the Ranching Heritage Center features an interpretive center and exhibits depicting ranch life in the 1800s.

Science Spectrum Museum and Omnimax Theatre - 2579 S. Loop 289 (between University and Indiana avenues). 745-2525.

  • Museum: Features hands-on exploration of science, nature and technology for all ages.
  • Omnimax: Documentary films on giant indoor domed screen.
Texas Tech University On-Campus Observatory - West of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center on south side of Fourth Street. Observing session hours, weather permitting, are 30 minutes after sunset until 11 p.m. 742-3774.

Texas Water Rampage - 6600 Brownfield Highway. Water theme park with wave pool and slides. 796-0701.


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