Western State of Mind: Lubbock, Texas

lubbock-the-american-wind-power-center-and-museum-blogKnown as the “Hub City” because it is the crossroads of culture, economy and education of the Southern Plains of West Texas, Lubbock, Texas is a mecca for Western heritage travelers. Visitors to the home of Texas Tech University and its magnificent archives in the Southwest Collection, will discover that Lubbock has one of the most dynamic group of Western museums in one city anywhere in the West. A museum tour of Lubbock should include Texas Tech’s National Ranching Heritage Center, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, the American Wind Power Center and Museum, the Silent Wings Museum, the Buddy Holly Center and the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. If that’s not enough Western Heritage in one place, hit the Texas Plains Trail to Canyon and Amarillo and visit Palo Duro Canyon Texas State Historic Park, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and Amarillo’s Historic Route 66 district for more West Texas fun!

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Stuart Rosebrook

As senior editor of True West Magazine, Stuart Rosebrook oversees all editorial covering Old West travel, firearms and books. He has a Ph.D in U.S. History from Arizona State University, and he owns a multimedia communications business, Quo Vadis Communications, based in Iowa City, Iowa.