3615 Grandview Drive
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 293-7700
Fax: (806) 293-7708
3615 Grandview Drive 500 N. I-27, Plainview, TX, US, 79072
- Phone: (806) 293-7700
- Fax: (806) 293-7708
Arts & Museums
During the second World War, a little known but very important operations was performed by 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. Adult admission is $5.
The Lubbock Lake Landmark has historical records from people who roamed the planes up to 12,000 years ago! If you visit in the summer, you can see archaeologists excavating the site and discovering new treasures! Both self-guided and guided tours are available for you to fully understand and explore exactly what the Landmark has to offer. The Learning Center is a great place for both children and adults to reinforce the concepts and information present around the Landmark. Galleries exploring the past are also present at the site.
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. Check the website for the newest and best arts in the Lubbock area.
The Texan style of ranching has changed a lot over the past century, but the National Ranching Heritage Center aims to preserve relics from the era for years to come. This large preserve is the home of many buildings which have been moved to the site from various places around the region. Schoolhouses, houses, cabins, barns, shipping pens, and more are arranged in a village of sorts for visitors to experience and explore. Art and artifacts from the era and important to the industry are also available for viewing.
The Museum of Texas Tech University is the name for several learning centers around the Lubbock area such as the Lubbock Lake Landmark and Moody Planetarium. But it is also the name for a museum on the campus of Texas Tech University which through displays of thousands of objects educate visitors on various subjects. There is a museum store on site to help you remember your visit by picking up an item or two.
The Moody Planetarium of Texas Tech University offers visual spectacles at a very reasonable rate. Shows held in the planetarium feature information about about space including breathtaking visual scenery of the night sky and outer space. The planetarium also shows laser shows with exciting music and accompanying images. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and students.
The International Cultural Center reflects its status as a member of the international community with the artwork and displays at the building itself. The Hall of Nations includes flags from almost 200 of the member states of the United Nations. The floor is an visual representation of the world, and murals are located throughout the building to showcase different areas and cultures in the global community.
Interested in the growing field of wind power? It is not as new of a concept as you might think. The museum itself aims to explore the relationship between people, the environment, and technology through the lens of history and windmills. The grounds themselves have many windmills from all different time periods for visitors to peruse. Although the museum is free, there is a suggested donation. A truly one-of-a-kind experience!
This windmill museum is the most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world, featuring over 200 working windmills on 28 acres of land.
The Buddy Holly Center houses numerous different attractions. The Buddy Holly Gallery is a permanent exhibit which houses memorabilia from Holly's life growing up as well as artifacts from his music career. The center also contains a Fine Arts Gallery which features changing exhibits of contemporary visual arts. The third space is dedicated to the Texans Musicians Hall of Fame which highlights artists from Texas, and especially the western part of the state. With so many fun things to see and learn about, the Buddy Holly Center is a fun day out for the whole family. General admission is $5.
Considered as a haven of art for young aspiring artists, the Tornado Gallery is indeed a dedicated space for modern art forms. Be it sculptures, plasma art, computer or electric art, this gallery gives you an insight into the finer nuances of avant garde art. Besides that, the gallery also promotes music by hosting live acts, gigs and concerts in its premises.
Agricultural machinery goes unused when new and more efficient means to farm is invented. Once upon a time in Lubbock, a County Commissioner, Alton Brazell, saw these pieces of equipment not as junk but as jewels. In 2001, after these gems of tractors and other mechanisms had already been collected, a non-profit known as the American Museum of Agriculture met and just a year later, the pieces were moved to the current location to share with the world the torrid history of American agriculture. From full sized tractors to children's toys, if you love mowing your lawn with a tractor, you'll love the American Museum of Agriculture.