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Address: Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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we enjoyed taking the baby to see all the prairie dogs and she loved feeding them Cheetos, although I believe feeding them is discouraged. not a lot here but a large fenced area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bwaaahaha! When I first saw one of these critters, I just couldn't believe how adorable and SMART they are! They have an alarm system, critters that stand guard over the underground nests, which are lengthy and intricately built. I laughed sooooo hard with delight watching these furry critters. Y'all come now!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mackenzie Park can be sketchy to be honest. Every time we visit, we're either alone or we wish we were...which is a shame because the park has possibilities AND contains one of the best animal destinations ever: Prairie Dog Town! I know these critters are unwelcome in most prairie backyards, but this sanctuary is a true PD metropolis and you... More 

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Rochester, MN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is basically a field with a bunch of prairie dogs living in it. People bring bread (which is bad for prairie dogs, bring veggies or fruit instead) and feed the animals so they get quite close. It is mildly amusing, but hardly worth more than 10 minutes of your time.

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Thank Designtravels23
Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

we enjoyed taking the baby to see all the prairie dogs and she loved feeding them Cheetos, although I believe feeding them is discouraged. not a lot here but a large fenced area with lots of prairie dogs but cool none the less.

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Thank Riverbabe60
Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The prairie dogs are so adorable! Too bad that they get scared easily and make the cute chirping noises and then go back in their holes. Would love to have seen more of them but it's a great place to see them.

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Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Praire Dogs were a major nuisance as I was growing up. Prairie Dog Town is a great place to take your children and grandchildren so they understand the character of these animals.

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Thank teds759
Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Lots of fun, and the prairie dogs are adorable! If visiting in cold weather, you'll want to go in the afternoon when the sun is out, and the day has warmed.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

The prairie dogs are really cute and social, and have a curious attitude. I was surprised that most of them stay inside their designated area (there is a wall there, which is really low). If you drive by and have 10 minutes to spare, it is certainly worthwhile to have a look!

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You get to see prairie dogs in their natural habitat-flat dry land with lots of holes but when they get fed they're out in drones. Kinda cool

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Amarillo, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Don't miss these darling ones and be sure to take some peeled baby carrots for them!! Such a wonderful and unique place at the top of McKenzie State Park!

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