In Lubbock talent must be in the water.
Giants of the world music scene like Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, and Bobby Keys won their first audience in Lubbock. Even though the rising stars abandoned the city, their influence is still present in the Buddy Holly Center, the West Texas Hall of Fame, and the Cactus Theatre.
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Despite the fame won for the city by its notable residents, Lubbock keeps direct adherence to the traditional Texas wilderness. The city will greet you with ranching, cotton farming and oil industries. These are the first to come to mind when you think about Texas.
Besides these, Lubbock boasts its impressive setting at theat the center of the South Plains between the Permian Basin to the south and the Panhandle to the north. Travelling to Lubbock, you shouldn't expect to face the usual attractions and architecture.
Lubbock doesn't wait for changes to come, the city itself breeds more than 900 architects annually in the College of Architecture program at Texas Tech University. Within the city you are going to see the biggest concentration of architecture by the famous sculptor Robert Bruno. The best masterpiece by his hands - the Bruno House today decorates the cityscape of Lubbock.
Other attractions include;
- American Wind Power Center, a center with restored 120 windmills from World War II
- American Museum of Agriculture preserves the area's history on agriculture
- Clapp Park/Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, a small complex with the Memorial Rose Garden and St. Paul's on the Plain in Clapp Park
- Huneke Park/Lubbock War Memorial, a new memorial opened in 2004
- Park Place, a sculpture garden by Glenna Goodacre installed in 1999
Lubbock was founded in 1876 in honor to Thomas S. Lubbock, a signatory to the Texas Declaration of Independence. Modern Lubbock began to take shape from the alliance of old Lubbock with the small Monterey community. The residents of old Lubbock relocated to Monterey south of the Yellowhouse Canyon. After this new Lubbock was incorporated as a city in 1909.
Since then Lubbock has become in the focus of tourist interest and today offers all comforts for your stay. Booked.net can place you in any hotel in Lubbock.