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Prairie Dog Town

Address: Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #11 of 68 things to do in Lubbock
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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English first
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My grandmother has taken her grandkids here since the 60's. We would stop at the Mrs. Baird's Bakery Store to have bread to toss out to the little p-dogs. Pretty sure there is no longer a store at Mrs. Baird's . . . but there are several day-old places to stop and grab a loaf!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even though they are a landscaping nightmare, these little creatures are a pleasure to watch. This is a free attraction, and offers quite a bit of entertainment. If you have small children, they will especially enjoy these animal antics!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great fun and adorable! This is the very best place to visit in Lubbock! Be sure to bring some cut up apples or carrots to toss out for them.

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Wolfforth, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We live in Wolfforth (about 20 miles away), and we come to Prairie Dog Town occasionally on Saturday/Sunday afternoons. My boys (10 and 5) LOVE to feed the prairie dogs french fries! It's funny to watch the prairie dogs as they "bark" at each other and fight over the fries. It's worth a quick stop, especially if you have kids.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you're interested in watching cute little prairie dogs and one little burrowing owl? This is your ticket!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting little prairie dogs doin' their thing. They have their own park and they absolutely own it!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

is really cool I never see that in my live just on tv,you can see how this little animals living and the view around is beutifull is a good place specialy is you have kids

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Ohio
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42 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a cute exhibit within MacKenzie State Park. You can stand behind a concrete wall and watch a large number of prairie dogs burrowing and running around. A small exhibit provides some details about their lifestyle. After about 15 minutes, our attention was waning.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You may have travelled all over the world, but you have never been to a prairie dog town! It is like swimming with dolphins , like the monkeys of Gibraltar, okay not quite, but it is little varmints in captivity, little kids love it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you have the time its worth a quick visit. The little guys are really hard to photograph but fun to watch. This is another free attraction in Lubbock.

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