A view inside the museum
The Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park is a Department of Texas Parks and Wildlife property operated in partnership with Texas Tech University. The Museum of Texas Tech University is responsible for archaeology-related and educational activities (including guided tours) and is the official repository for curatorial care of Landmark artifacts.
This 336-acre park, a Mecca for history and nature lovers, is a unique archaeological and nature preserve which holds most of the 300 acres of the area known as "The Lubbock Lake Site," a National Historic and State Archaeological Landmark which has yielded evidence of ancient peoples and extinct animals. It is the only known site in North America that contains deposits related to cultures known to have existed on the Southern Plains over the last 12,000 years.
Three life-size bronze replicas of extinct animals hunted by native peoples can be seen on the grounds: the bison, the giant armadillo, and the short-face bear.
The site serves as the stage for the Museum of Texas Tech University's archaeology-related activities such as excavation, research, educational activities, programs, seminars, lectures, interpretive guided tours, and special presentations for school groups, other groups, and all visitors.
The Park provides the city of Lubbock with a unique attraction dedicated to the preservation, research, and interpretation of the area's historical and natural heritage.
On the city's northwest edge, accessible via marked Loop 289 exits, or following signs at US 84 through Landmark Lane to Landmark Drive. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm.
Facilities and Daily Activities
Park Headquarters/Robert Nash Interpretive Center--a museum-like structure with exhibit gallery, auditorium, the administrative offices of the Park and the Museum of Texas Tech University, and the Learning Center.
Archaeology interpretive one-mile trail
Four-mile nature trail
Self-guided tours through exhibit gallery and trails
Guided tours to archaeological sites by the Museum of Texas Tech University staff
For More Information
Park Manager's Office
On the Internet
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