Lubbock, Texas, is a small, community-oriented city, that personifies the image of West Texas. Located in the northwestern part of Texas, in the historic Llano Estacado region, its residents enjoy the mild semi-arid climate; with hot summers and mild, sunny winters. As home to Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, and the Sunset International Bible College; Lubbock is dedicated to promoting and preserving quality education.
Visitors can fly into Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB), just five miles north of Lubbock, and discover all the museums and monuments located throughout the city. One popular attraction is the American Wind Power Center, which has hundreds of exhibits relating to the history of wind power.
Prairie dogs are a major part of the landscape, and families will enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat at MacKenzie State Park. An agricultural museum and a military history museum give visitors another perspective of life in this area. Lubbock's most famous resident, the late singer Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock and is buried here. The Buddy Holly Center is located in the heart of the city on Crickets Avenue. Hotels can be found along the Texas Loop, which encircles the city, as well as close to Marsha Sharp Freeway.
The annual Lubbock Music Festival demonstrates the rich music heritage of the town. Restaurants featuring casual, formal, and traditional Southern style cooking, are located throughout the city, but are primarily found near the colleges.