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Lubbock, Texas: Prairie Dog Town

A seven-acre field of dirt, surrounded by a low wall, in which hundreds of prairie dogs pop in and out of holes. Open since 1935.

Mackenzie Park

Skyline Dr., Lubbock, TX
I-27 exit 4. Drive north on the frontage road (Amarillo Rd), then turn right onto Municipal Drive, then right again on Canyon Drive into Mackenzie Park. Take the first left onto Skyline Drive, and Prairie Dog Town will come up on the right.
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Prairie dogs enjoy a carrot.

Prairie Dog Town

These guys are so cute! Best stop in Lubbock. Bring carrots!

[Kokomo36, 05/18/2022]

Prairie dogs.

Prairie Dog Town

Bring a bag of mini carrots to throw to the prairie dogs. Someone here at the same time gave us some to feed them with; they are super cute!

[Debbie, 10/01/2020]

Prairie Dog Town.

Prairie Dog Town

Great place to stretch your legs on a long drive. It inside a community park with bathrooms, which is a plus. And the prairie dogs are cute.

[Sheri, 08/15/2014]
Prairie Dog Town

Park at the far side of the parking lot by the golf driving range and walk towards the metal fence on the left. The main area is beyond the metal fence, inside a circular low stone wall...but there are prairie dogs all over -- throughout the driving range, even popping out as people are hitting balls right past them! Super cute, fat little things that chirp. Be still and quiet though -- they are skittish and disappear into their holes quickly when they hear people approaching.

[Megan E, 12/01/2013]
Prairie Dog Town

Hundreds of prairie dogs and a few burrowing owls enjoy being fed in McKenzie State Park. More than a million visitors, from all areas of the United States, come to Lubbock annually and make Prairie Dog Town a must "visit". Some visitors drive hundreds of miles out of their way just to see the "town." Pete the Prairie dog has even become somewhat of a symbol of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

[Jon Dough, 09/29/2002]

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