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Things to do in Lubbock

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Doc McPherson was one of the godfathers of winemaking in Texas and his son, Kim McPerson has carried the torch and is one of the nation's top winemakers. Located in the Old Coca-Cola Building in the Depot District is a must-see!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Everything is made from scratch! Even their ketchup. Great menu with unique food and a great list of craft beers! Their hamburgers were listed in Texas Monthly as one of the best burgers in Texas. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Good happy hour/tex mex bar food type atmosphere. One of the best outdoor patios in town during the summer months”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place offers brews roasted from fair-trade beans & light fare offered in a rustic-chic cafe with live music. If you are a coffee snob, this is the place to try something new. Don’t let the unassuming front fool you!”
  • 5 locals recommend
College Basketball Court
  • 4 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Funky Door’s claim to fame is their massive wine selection and taster bar. They also have great bartenders for cocktails and an impressive menu selection of upscale entrees. If you’re looking for the perfect date night, take a stop here. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Comfortable coffee house with pastries and full coffee and tea selection. Local artwork is usually displayed on the walls. Fun place to meet friends or hang out.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“If you are here for First Friday, it is the place to be. There is always art exhibitions and theater happening.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a night of adult fun, come see the Depot District. Home to Lubbock's best bars”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Home to more than 170 rare and fully restored windmills… The relationship between the railroads and windmills of the 1800’s is celebrated with a 6,600 sq. ft. model train layout where 3D printed windmills and custom built houses illustrate the interaction between the railroads and windmills.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Get the friend cheese but take our advice and split the order! Your intestines will thank us later!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Golf, amusement park, sculpture garden, prairie dog habitat, trails & more in a lush 248-acre park.”
  • 5 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Home to Texas Tech Football!Always a great time at the Jones!! Wreck ‘em Tech❤️🖤”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This will require some planning on your part because it's open Wed thru Sat and for lunch. The line will start before 11am... yes, I said a LINE...like out the door. And the only complainers are those who've not yet tasted this beef that is more like candy. You'll thank me later.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is probably the most popular and best Italian place in Lubbock. If you don't mind spicy, I would highly recommend the green chile chicken pasta or the down-n-dirty appetizers. The sausage burger is also amazing!”
  • 5 locals recommend