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Lubbock Lake Historic Landmark

2401 Landmark Drive, Lubbock, Texas 79415 USA

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“ancient springs where Mammoths bathed”

Lubbock Lake is located in a meander of an ancient valley, Yellowhouse Draw, near ancient springs. For thousands of years, people on the Southern High Plains used the water resources in the draw until those resources went dry in the early 1930s. Years of sediment covered the traces of human activity from the surface until 1936 when the city of Lubbock dredged the meander in an effort to revitalize the underground springs. Just minutes from the main campus of Texas Tech University, the 335-acre preserve is just north of North Loop 289 and Clovis Highway (US 84). We are directly west of the Berl Huffman Athletic Complex. Public parking is free. Lubbock is located on the Southern High Plains of Texas, 300 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth, and 320 miles southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Access is available from any direction, following many highways, and through the Lubbock's Preston Smith International Airport.

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January 23, 2014

A small but well done museum, then walking trails around the site. Really pretty scenery and nice piece of south plains history.

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July 01, 2018
Rated 5.0

This was great to show our daughters. Very friendly staff and great exhibits.

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June 22, 2018
Rated 5.0

Awesome education center and knowledgeable staff! We made sure to snag a picture of our son on the armadillo, like all good Texans should.

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Lubbock Lake Historic Landmark

2401 Landmark Drive
Lubbock, Texas
79415 USA

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