Lubbock Travel Guide

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Lubbock Overview

Lubbock is also called the “Hub City”. This is cowboy country where you can actually ride off into the sunset, and yes this is the best place in the world for sunsets. The dust and flat land with clouds makes for the best sunrises and sunsets in the world.

Lubbock sits in Tornado Allay a strip were most tornados form. On May 11, 1970 Lubbock was hit by a F5 (Fujita scale) tornado that killed 26 people and damage that cost $125 million dollars. The downtown NTS Tower at 271 feet (83 m) in height, is believed to have been the tallest building ever to survive a direct hit from an F5 tornado.

Home to Texas Tech University that has the largest land mass in the nation (other than military schools); Lubbock Christian University: Wayland Baptist University (branch) and South Plains Collage (branch) and has a population of 212,169, making it the 90th largest city in the United States and the 12th largest in Texas.

Many famous musicians and artist from Lubbock includes: Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Tanya Tucker, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton and many others plus some residence would like to forget like The Dixie Chicks. Artist like Sculptor Glenna Goodacre, who created the sculpture of three American nurses and a wounded soldier at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C plus designed the Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin, also came from Lubbock.

Lubbock is a Texas City with a West Texas small town attitude that you will simply love!