Texas Plains Trail Region

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

Lubbock: Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Lubbock Lake Landmark National Historic Landmark

AN ANCIENT WATERING HOLE  Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark is a unique archaeological site— the only one in North America that preserves 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 four miles of hiking trails through 300 acres of restored prairie 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. Research at the site has been ongoing for over 80 years and continues every summer with the public treated to guided tours during special events.

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.

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  • Lubbock Lake Landmark center