3615 Grandview Drive
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 293-7700
Fax: (806) 293-7708
Pick your own fun from over 30 varieties of apples at this 6,000-tree apple orchard or purchase them from the Apple Country store. There is a unique gift shop, bakery, country caf
Red and white wine are made with care at the Pheasant Ridge Winery located just outside Lubbock. The vineyard was planted in 1979 and is one of the oldest and most respected in the Texas High Plains area. Each year the winery produces around 10,000 cases for people all over the world to enjoy. The types of wines produced are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Semillon. The quality is apparent by the awards won which are listed on their website and the grapes are all harvested by hand. Tours of the winery are free.
During the Second World War, little known but very important operations were performed by the pilots of gliders. Because of their "silent wings," they were able to get behind enemy lines undetected and provide important information to the Allied Forces. This museum in Lubbock, housed in a former airport terminal, is dedicated to showing the importance and fascinating history of this operation. A fully restored CG-4A glider is the centerpiece of museum. There is a film to help all those visiting learn more about gliders and a library and reading room also helps to educate on the same subject.
A non-profit organization based in Lubbock, Breedlove is dedicated to relieving hunger around the world. A large part of what makes Breedlove unique is that they create and process healthy and nutritious meals themselves. With stark facts such as the rate of death from hunger (one person every 2.9 seconds) and that more than half of all children's death worldwide is caused by malnutrition, it is impossible not to admire the good works Breedlove does. A list of all their products can be found online along with how long each meal stays fresh and nutritious. A great company doing worthwhile work to change the world, that is Breedlove.
Breedlove is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest dehydration plant in the world. The plant uses its extraordinary capacity to donate produce and other ingredients to provide nutritious food for the hungry throughout the world.
Located within the city of Lubbock, Mackenzie Park has plenty to do and provides a nice green space for the residents of the city. The park has all the usual amenities like baseball fields and picnic areas, but it also has some more unusual features such as a sculpture garden, amphitheater, disc golf course, and equestrian trails. The Joyland Amusement Park and Prairie Dog Town are also located within the park. Santa Land, a Christmas celebration, is open seasonally.
Lubock Lake Landmark is a national archaeological preserve that is the only known North American site containing deposits showing continuous occupation by South Plains cultures over the last 12,000 years, including many extinct animals.
Black-tailed prairie dogs are a keystone species crucial to ecosystems throughout the western United States, from Texas in the South to Wyoming up north. But nowhere do these herbivorous little critters rule the roost more supremely than down at Prairie Dog Town, a prairie dog sanctuary in the heart of Lubbock's venerable Mackenzie Park. Begun as a modest endeavor in the 1930s, Prairie Dog Town has seen its share of excitement over the years, what with the naming of Mayor Emeritus Kennedy Clapp, the installation of prairie dog Prairie Dog Pete as official Goodwill Ambassador.
The roots of this operation go all the way back to the 1940s with the opening of the Mackenzie Park Playground. It later became the Joyland Amusement Park and has been entertaining people in the area ever since. There are rides for the whole family here, as well as rides for those who are not faint of heart. The Tower Drop raises you to a height of 140 feet (63 meters) before you are pushed towards the ground at 50 mph (80 kph). There is a roller coaster as well as the more traditional rides like the Scrambler and the Tilt-A-Whirl.
Creating a haven for the arts in Lubbock, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) aims to create a community art center for western Texas. Classes as well as spaces in the center are affordable and many non-profits make their home in the LHUCA. Each month, a different artist's work is featured at the site, and programs and events are ongoing.
Pull out the pom pons and jerseys and head straight for Jones AT&T Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University. With a capacity of over 50,000 people, this stadium is the home field of the Red Raiders as they play their Big 12 college football schedule every season. And talk about re-constructive surgery, this stadium was recently renovated to the tune of $90 million. A luxurious West Stadium Building has been added, which includes private suites as well as viewing boxes for the media.
One of the best-kept secrets in the Panhandle, this out-of-the-way park, little known either by natives or visitors, has stunning views of mountains, canyons, waterways, and native flora and fauna.