Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Lubbock: Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark is a unique archaeological site. It is the only one in North America that has a complete record of nearly 12,000 years of human history located in one place, and uncovered by scientists. It is also a natural history preserve containing over three miles of hiking trails through 300 acres of remnant prairie land on the Southern High Plains. Exhibits in the Nash Interpretive Center highlight cultural changes across time and introduce visitors to the scientific processes used in building this important cultural and geologic narrative.   Each summer, the public is invited to view the ongoing excavations conducted by researchers at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The Museum has been involved with the discovery, preservation, research of, and education about the Lubbock Lake Landmark for over 75 years.

Public programs, nature hikes, children’s classes and other activities are held at Lubbock Lake Landmark regularly. Please check their website or call for a schedule of upcoming events.


  • 2401 Landmark Drive
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • 79415


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Free



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Read more about Lubbock Lake National Historic and State Archeological Landmark in the Handbook of Texas Online.