Ranching is popular in Lubbock, and the National Ranching Heritage Center located right on the university campus is where you can get a look at the history and evolution of ranching. Walk or take a trolley ride on the 19-acre complex and view historic ranch buildings, life-size sculptures, and other displays.
The family-owned Joyland Amusement Park with its old-school rides, roller coasters, water rides, and snack options is excellent fun for the entire family. It is usually open from March to September. The Science Spectrum Museum & Omni Theater features live animal shows, interactive exhibits, and films.
The First Friday Art Trail held every month attracts more than just art lovers. Walk through several galleries across the downtown area on free trolleys and immerse yourself in the experience of Lubbock’s cultural district celebrating with various art exhibits, food stalls and even live music.