Lubbock – Things to do with your Team

Nicknamed “Hub City,” Lubbock is the crossroads for culture and entertainment in West Texas. Today, more than 295,999 people call Lubbock home; a far cry from the 50 citizens who originally inhabited the city when it was first founded.

Although Lubbock is now a bustling center of activity in the region, it hasn’t forgotten its humble roots, as evidenced by unique attractions rooted in history that are a must-see with your team like Prairie Dog Town and the Silent Wings Museum. Lubbock also offers many opportunities for your team to have more modern fun as well, with attractions like Joyland Amusement Park and the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater.

With so many great things to do both new and old, Lubbock is more than just a regional crossroad; it’s a crossroad between Texas’ past and present.


Prairie Dog Town

Located inside Mackenzie Park, Prairie Dog Town is a unique Lubbock attraction that’s a definite must-see for all animal lovers. The first of its kind, Prairie Dog Town is a protected prairie dog colony that was originally established in the early 1930s by Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy N. Clapp with just four prairie dogs and two burrows.

Since then, Prairie Dog Town has remained one of Lubbock’s most popular and enduring tourist attractions. To keep up with demand, Prairie Dog Town underwent a major renovation project in 2004 that enhanced the attraction with updated features like a pavilion and viewing area, interpretive signage, sidewalks, a new parking area, perimeter fencing, and handicap accessibility.

A visit to Prairie Dog Park is easy to fit into even the busiest of itineraries since it’s open from dawn to dusk year round. It is important to note however that prairie dogs can be quite lazy and might not be out of their burrows until about an hour or so after sunrise. Since there’s no admission fee for Prairie Dog Park it’s just as easy on your team’s travel budget as well. 4th St and I-27, Lubbock, TX 79408


Joyland Amusement Park

Lubbock - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsJoyland Amusement Park has been entertaining kids of all ages since 1948, so it’s safe to say that you and your team are in for a great time.

There’s truly something for everyone at this family-friendly amusement park. The thrill seekers in your group are going to love riding on exciting attractions like Dare Devil Drop, a drop tower ride that provides guests with a breathtaking experience as they accelerate towards the ground from a height of 140 feet; Galaxi Coaster, an Italian-made roller coaster that may look tame from afar but is sure to catch you by surprise with its exhilarating speed; Roll-O-Plane, a 40-foot-tall wild ride that rolls back and forth while constantly rotating; and more.

It’s no secret that the weather in Texas ranges from hot to hotter, so if your team is in need of a good way to cool off, look no further than Joyland’s water rides. There’s the 40-foot-tall Big Splash Water Slide, the winding Vortex Water Coaster, and the Wild River Log Flume.

For groups with younger children there’s also a variety of kid and family-friendly rides to enjoy. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounted weekend admission rates. 500 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79408


Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater

No matter what age you are, great discoveries await you at the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater. This engaging facility features over 250 hands-on interactive science exhibits throughout three floors, as well as the only aquarium in Lubbock, daily live science shows, and a giant domed screen theater.

Permanent exhibits at the Science Spectrum Museum include Texas Alive!: The Brazos River Journey, which showcases the wildlife that thrives in the Texas wilderness; Demo Dock where you and your team can get up close and personal with desert dwellers, snakes, reptiles, and even animals found in the rainforest at one of the museum’s live animal shows; Science of Sports, which explains what goes into the science that helps modern professional athletes perform at their peak; and so much more.

The learning fun continues at the OMNI Theater where, for an additional price, you and your team can partake in a movie experience like no other. With its 58-foot domed screen and 18,000-watt sound system, the OMNI Theater will put your group right in the heart of the onscreen action.

Of course, no trip to the Science Spectrum Museum would be complete without checking out the facility’s gift shop that’s fully-loaded with a wide variety of science education toys, kits, games, and other fun supplies. 2579 S Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423


Main Event Entertainment

Put some fun into your team’s day with a visit to Main Event Entertainment, Lubbock’s premiere family-fun facility. With state-of-the-art bowling; mind-blowing, multi-level laser tag; and an arcade stocked with over 100 games, there’s no limit to how much fun that can be had at Main Event Entertainment.

The food at Main Event Entertainment doesn’t come second-fiddle to the fun either. From a perfectly-grilled sirloin steak, to teriyaki salmon, a mouthwatering bacon cheeseburger, Italian meatball sliders, and more, there’s something sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds on their diverse and delicious menu. 6010 Brownfield Rd, Lubbock, TX 79407


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Silent Wings Museum

The Silent Wings Museum is a public institution where you and your team can discover the history of the World War II military glider program.

The museum’s origins began when former pilots of the U.S. Army Air Force’s glider program banded together to form the National World War II Glider Pilots Association Incorporated. Their mission was to provide the framework for the preservation of the U.S. glider program, which led to the opening of the first Silent Wings Museum in Terrell, Texas on November 10, 1984.

18 years later, the Silent Wings Museum moved to a more permanent home at the former site of the South Plains Army Airfield in Lubbock. There your group will be able to get an up close view of the aerial engineering marvels that are gliders, most notably their WACO CG-4A glider, which was the first glider added to the museum’s collection and remains one of the only fully restored, authentic CG-4A in the world. Another highlight of the museum is its glass hangar door that offers fantastic views of Lubbock International Airport.

Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to contact the museum at least two weeks ahead of time to reserve a guided tour. The museum is closed on Mondays. 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403


Lubbock Premiere Cinema

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Lubbock Premiere Cinema offers Lubbock’s “premiere” theatergoing experience. There you and your team will be treated to a great time out at the movies, even if the movie you all choose to go see turns out to be worthy of a couple thumbs down.

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Lubbock Premiere Cinema not only features your typical theater concession stand but also an upstairs food court that serves up delicious offerings that are a step above your average theater fare, as well as alcoholic beverages.

Lubbock Premiere Cinema also has IMAX-equipped theaters for an audio-visual experience that’ll pull you right into the onscreen action and computer-controlled, motion-animated D-BOX seating with three different intensity settings to choose from. Hold onto your popcorn! 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414


Jump N Jungle

Got a team that’s bouncing off the walls from boredom? Have them bounce on over to Jump N Jungle, Lubbock’s original indoor inflatable play zone.

At Jump N Jungle your team will probably be so entertained they won’t even notice that they’re exercising! Their 10,500 square foot, climate controlled, indoor facility features a variety of inflatable slides, bounce houses, and more. 12209 Geneva Ave, Lubbock, TX 79423


Legacy Play Village

Legacy Play Village is far from your average playground. It’s a 30,000 square foot wooden playground that features walkways that wind their way through three stories of hidden passageways and secret hiding spots.

When your team members reach the top of Legacy Play Village’s castle, they can either go back the way that they came of slide back down to the bottom. If you’re looking for a fun and free way to spend a couple hours outdoors with the team, Legacy Play Village is the place to be. 6303 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Lubbock, TX 79407


Lubbock is a city where both you and your team will enjoy yourselves. It doesn’t cater to the interests of only kids or adults; it’s a place where fun can be had no matter your age.

Whether you’re looking at Air Force gliders at the Silent Wings Museum or at prairie dogs as they poke their heads from their burrows at Prairie Dog Town, you’ll all wish you had visited the charming city of Lubbock a whole lot sooner.