Lubbock Journals

Everythings Bigger and Better in Texas: Lubbock

A travel journal to Lubbock by NNegrete98

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Everythings Bigger and Better in Texas: Lubbock

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Though not a huge city Lubbock has a lot to offer, but it won't just jump out at you. You have to be willing to look for it! Lubbock is located about 1.75 hours South of Amarillo. The city is clean and has a nice atmosphere. During September-May it is filled with students from Texas Tech University. There are many resturants and cute little spots all over the city. Of course the pride and joy of this city is Buddy Holly. This is the famous singers home town. Also from Lubbock is Natalie Maines, the singer from the big hit country band, the Dixie Chicks. Finally for you sports fans, Lubbock is the new home of basketball coach Bobby Knight.Quick Tips: The people of Lubbock are s...Read More

Spanky's Sandwich Shop

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Restaurant | "Spanky's"

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Spanky's is located directly across from Texas Tech University and almost exactly across the street from the football stadium. This is a cute little resturant with a very college like atmosphere. However you will see many other types of people inside eating as well. It is a nice quick and comfortable for students, faculty, staff, and employees from nearby to come to get a bit for lunch. The little building is very neat. You order your food downstairs and can go upstairs to eat. Your food will be brought to the second floor by "Food Elevator." There is a varitey of food to get here. They specialty is hambugers and fries. Youc an however get sandwiches of all types, and salads as well. If you are a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2002

Spanky's Sandwich Shop
811 University Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79401
(806) 744-5677

Science Spectrum & Omnimax Theatre

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Attraction | "Science Spectrum"

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A fun filled expirence for children and adults both. The science spectrum is a place for hands on activities that help the imagination and curiosity of children soar. There are several floors of all sorts of "cool" science exhibitions. There is a huge hot air balloon located in the middle of all of the floors. If you push a button on the bottom floor you can see the hot air ballon rise to the ceiling of the top floor. There are a few aquariums housing frogs, turtles, snakes, fish and even pirhannas. Located here also is the Omnimax theatre. If you have time be sure to check out a movie that is playing. Usually about 3 different shows are playing. The omnimax is a big round screen that projects mo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 13, 2002

Science Spectrum & Omnimax Theatre
2579 South Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79423
(806) 745-2525

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Located just outside of the city limits, Lllano Estacado is a cute little place for wine lovers at all levels. Most people venture to the winery for a tour and wine tasting. Reservations are not necessary and most of the time a tour will begin about 5 minutes after your arrival. The tour consists of getting to view the machinary used to make the wine, the grapes and how they are processed and of course, the huge barrels that the wine must sit in for a couple years to become premium wine. The tour guide will also give you a little of the history about the winery itself. At the end of the tour a wine tasting session is offered to anyone interested. Offered will be a large variety of Llano wines. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 29, 2002

Llano Estacado Winery
FM 1585
Lubbock, Texas 79401
(806) 745-2258

Texas Tech University Photo, Lubbock, Texas
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Texas Tech University is the home for over 25,000 students every year. Students come from very close from around the world. The diversity and the international population is very large. Texas Tech began its days as a univesity in 1925 when it opened its doors under the name of Texas technological College. It got its current name in 1969. The campus is beautiful and streches about 1,839 acres. Every building has a unique Spanish-like architecture. Currenty it is under a massive amount of construction. As some projects reach the final stage other are just begining. Though many of the projects may take a good amount of time, when they are all finished the campus will be even more beautiful and app...Read More