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Lubbock offers true West Texas hospitality with the convenience of a larger city.

Lubbock offers true West Texas hospitality with the convenience of a larger city. where a museum, a walk of fame and an annual music festival honor musicians hailing from the area.

Population: 239.538

Lubbock  is the largest city in the Great Plains region of Texas and serves as the area's agricultural and economic hub.  The city is home to approximately 230,000 residents and students.

Lubbock is the seat of Lubbock County, the site of state and national parks, two major medical systems, three universities, and is unique among other growing Texas cities in that its sustained economic development and growth are not supported by heavy industry.

Lubbock's many parks, golf courses and wineries provide a relaxing break from it all. Add to all of this a hopping nightlife and Lubbock truly is the "Hub City" of activity in the South Plains area. Lubbock plays host to some of the most-attended outdoor events in the country. Most of these events are not well-known outside the area, and are blessedly free of tourists.


Lubbock has a mild, semi-arid climate. Summers in Lubbock are hot. The warm season lasts from May to September with an average daily high temperature above 29°C, with an average high of 33°C and low of 21°C.

Winter days in Lubbock are typically sunny and relatively mild, but nights are cold. The cold season lasts from November to February with an average daily high temperature below 15°C, with an average low of -3°C and high of 11°C.


Citibus is the public transportation bus and paratransit system which serves Lubbock, Texas. It runs bus routes throughout the city, with the main routes converging at the Downtown Transfer Plaza, which also houses the Greyhound bus terminal. 

Citibus operates six days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Nighttime service is supplemented by a curb-to-curb service called the NiteRide. In addition to regular bus routes, it has a partnership with Texas Tech University to run shuttle buses on school days and game-day events.

One-way Ticket: $1.75

One-day pass: $3.50

Weekly pass: $14.50

Monthly pass: $50.00


The Buddy Holly Center: The center preserves the music of Lubbock and West Texas in general and Buddy Holly specifically. There are three galleries here along with a nice courtyard and a gift shop.

Historic Cactus Theater: The Cactus Theater was built in 1938 as a neighborhood moviehouse. Today it serves as a venue for live music, musicals and plays. There is an open air concert area across the street called the Cactus Courtyard.

American Wind Power Center: The American Wind Power Center has become internationally recognized as the place to visit for observing windmills in their natural setting. It also serves as a premier educational facility where the windmill’s heritage is taught, seen and heard.

The Silent Wings Museum: This was where most of the military glider pilots that served in World War 2 trained. The museum features some of the few, and best preserved, glider aircraft from the era. There is also a neat C-47 cargo plane here.


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