Lubbock is by no means the largest of Texan cities. With a population of 300,000 souls it is hardly more than a town by American standards – but there is one thing that special about this town that was based on the cotton industry when it was formed – it is still one of the friendliest places in the U.S.
Cotton may be at the foundation of this town, but it certainly is not what makes it one of the most attractive places to live in the U.S. as we approach the second decade of the 21st century.
For one thing this is a town which boasts one of the powerhouses of the educational system in the U.S.A. – The Texas Tech University and this town has far more to offer than a top flight educational institution.
Let’s first of all examine the life and times of one of the most famous of the alumni of this friendly town – Buddy Holly. He may be remembered as one of the greatest rock and roll proponents of all time – but this town is where he had his roots.
And that is celebrated at the Buddy Holly Center. Here people who would celebrate one of the greatest pioneers of rock and roll can see a myriad of mementos and salutes to this man who revolutionized what rock meant to the masses.
For something that would appeal to those who are not lovers of rock – primarily the little ones of the family there is always the Joyland Amusement Park. With around 30 rides that will delight both young and old this is a place that Lubbock loves – and that visitors to the areas will love as well.
For a more adult experience there is always a wine tour of what Texas regards as a highlight for those who love wine. Although Texas is not renowned for its vineyards those who ignore the potential of the state might be surprised. CapRock Winery is only one of the producers who have made the sate into a wonderful alternative to the Californian producers that have for many years dominated the wine industry in the United States.
Lubbock Texas is one of the most fascinating parts of a state that has long enjoyed a reputation of having of being bigger and better than much of the surrounding country. Visiting this part of Texas may give the visitor the idea of why they might be right.