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Lubbock, Texas Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Lubbock and the surrounding area.

What can Lubbock's attractions tell you about this West Texas town? The American Windmill Museum hints that it's a breezy place. And its many monumental tributes suggests that Lubbock recognizes talent, from hometown favorite sons Buddy Holly and astronaut Willie McCool to adopted heroes such as John Wayne and C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield. Add to that the city's prairie dog town and chunk of the Blarney Stone, and you've got plenty of reasons to stand out in the West Texas wind.

Statue of Buddy Holly

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 13-Ton Boulder Carved Into John Wayne's Head

    13-Ton Boulder Carved Into John Wayne's Head

    Lubbock, Texas

    A boulder that nearly caused carnage on a California freeway was transformed into a long-lasting indoor tribute to The Duke.

  • American Windmill Museum

    American Windmill Museum

    Lubbock, Texas

    If you like windmills, this place has over 160 spanning the history of wind power, including a giant wind turbine that generates the museum's electricity.

  • Statue of Buddy Holly

    Statue of Buddy Holly

    Lubbock, Texas

    Buddy, frozen in bronze, plays his guitar and is surrounded by a walk of fame honoring other, less-iconic West Texas musicians.

  • Statue of Willie McCool, Space Shuttle Pilot

    Statue of Willie McCool, Space Shuttle Pilot

    Lubbock, Texas

    His home town remembers Willie, who was piloting the Space Shuttle Columbia when it disintegrated over Texas in 2003.

  • Bronze Statue of Big Mammoth Mom and Baby

    Bronze Statue of Big Mammoth Mom and Baby

    Lubbock, Texas

    Life-size, which means that mom stands 11 feet tall. The bones of Columbian Mammoths have been found nearby. Columbian Mammoths were even bigger than Woolly Mammoths.

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