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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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  • 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.
  • it is just a wonderful place yo visted, almost like a meusem but out doors. The site is very educational and vety entertainment.
  • Very interesting place for all ages! Always love the helpful staff and any opportunity to teach kids what used to live here
  • This place is rigjt nextdoor to the Burl Huffman Sports Complex. Went here on a class field trip with my daughter many years ago. A trip back into history. A great place for kids.
  • It's taken me too long to visit this place. It is absolutely fascinating and it is a paleontological and archeological treasure of the South Plains! If you're into natural history museums and/or paleo-american history, this is a must see!

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