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Lubbock Lake Landmark, Lubbock

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For thousands of years, across hundreds of generations, people have come to Lubbock Lake. Located in the southernmost reaches of the Great Plains of North America, the waters of this ancient lake nourished a rich and abundant ecosystem that in turn, provided food, shelter, tools, and clothing to those who traveled across it or came to settle here. Clovis Age hunter-gatherers, who followed the Ancient Bison and Colombian Mammoth, the Apache and Comanche nations, and the founding of a modern city are each a part of the history of this National Historic Landmark that is one of the premier archaeological and research sites in North America. Lubbock Lake Landmark is a unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University.
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  • Been here several times. History ranges from prehistoric to more recent history of Plains Indians. It is an active archaeological dig so you can see them working if you go at the right time.  more »
  • Lubbock was a prehistoric watering hole of now-extinct giant Bison Antiqus and Mastadons, and the amazing Short-Faced Bear . The archaeology here is fascinating.  more »
  • Stopped in Lubbock on way to Santa Fe to take a walking break for both the dogs and us. Went out to the Buddy Holly Recreation Area to take advantage of the walking trails. Great walking trails along ...  more »
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  • This is one of the few pockets of nature in Lubbock in which you can feel a sense of the landscape's history and beauty. Their trails are just serene and lovely and undisturbed which is rare in a region where agriculture & ranching dominate. We have seen many snakes, tarantulas, hawks & owls. The facilities and exhibits are equally enjoyable. Their staff is very knowledgeable about the history of the people, landscape and animals that once was and shares their knowledge respectfully and kindly.
  • Great work over the last 12 years restoring the drainage. There is a few place of native Lubbock county left and it is nice to see attempt to restore it. The tree removal and prescribed burning have managed the land. Oh by the way look at the history of the basin. GO Prescribed fire!!!
  • I don't get it. Are dogs allowed or not? What about bikes? Sign says no dogs or bikes, but then whats the point of all this land in a college town? Aside from the sports complex and historical context, not much to do here. They're awfully proud of a dried up lake.
  • I love history and truly enjoyed the markers. I'm sure the long trail would be more enjoyable during the warmer months. Good experience overall. Just have to do it.
  • Very interesting place for all ages! Always love the helpful staff and any opportunity to teach kids what used to live here
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