The Texas you've always dreamed of-Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (April 5, 2010) – Standing on the plains of West Texas, as you feel the warm breeze on your face, you will be surrounded with the pioneering spirit that tamed this land known as Lubbock. The dancing yellows, oranges and purples of a West Texas sunset ease even the busiest mind. Witnessing nature is only one of the many reasons to visit the home of Texas Tech, Buddy Holly, unique shopping, dining and a legendary ranching and music heritage.

At the heart of downtown Lubbock is the Depot Entertainment District, which includes The Cactus Theater, an iconic Lubbock landmark transformed from an abandoned movie theater into a state-of-the-art performance venue featuring plays, musicals and singers.

Visit one of the largest stained glass studios in the United States—Berg Studios—that has been producing quality stained glass products for over 30 years. Tour the newly remodeled studio and see the stained glass process from the artwork to the glasswork fabrication. Chuck Berg is also available to act as a step-on guide to area churches to see displays of his jeweled works of art and hear the stories of the creation and installation behind each window. The American Wind Power Center (AWPC) is a dynamic museum for the American-style water-pumping windmills. The museum is located on 28 acres and displays more than 150 rare and fully restored windmills. The AWPC also houses a museum store with models of windmills, T-shirts and other items related to windmills.

The American Museum of Agriculture is a museum that displays machinery and artifacts dating back to the pioneering years of agriculture. Unique exhibits include 71 pedal tractors, 300 toy tractors, restored tractors and horse-drawn equipment. Experience the real West at the National Ranching Heritage Center, where the story of ranching in North America is told through the preservation of 48 authentic structures displayed on a 16-acre site. All date from the late 1700s through the early 1900s and are authentically restored and furnished.

The Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the U.S. Military Glider Program and its role in World War II. The majority of American glider pilots received their wings at South Plains Army Airfield (SPAAF) – now the site of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. The museum features one of the few fully restored World War II gliders in existence and includes exhibit galleries, a C-47 airplane, museum store and more.

The Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial was created to honor the sacrifices for our freedom. The memorial consists of three sections commemorating South Plains veterans and the U.S. Armed Forces. One section is for citizens who wish to show their support of veterans and the memorial.

Discover Lubbock’s blend of attractions including awardwinning wineries, championship golf courses, eclectic assortment of restaurants, unique shopping, internationally recognized museums and more as you visit the Texas you’ve always dreamed of…Lubbock.

Visit Lubbock is the official destination marketing entity for the city of Lubbock. For a free visitor guide call 800-692-4035 or visit www.VisitLubbock.org.