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Prairie Dog Town

Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Lubbock
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Slaton, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Prairie Dog Town is located in MacKenzie Park in Lubbock, TX. They are so cute. They have many tunnels.

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San Ramon, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Prairie dogs are a rarity for me. We don't really have them out in California, so it was a definite treat to visit Prairie Dog Town. Plus, such a cute story behind it's creation! Definitely a fun stop!

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Conroe, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Do not even think of going through Lubbock without visiting the Prairie Dog Town. This attraction is easy to get to and extremely entertaining. i could have stayed all day if we had not been on a timeline. There is only a 2 foot wall separating the visitors from the prairie dogs. It made a good seat for watching these... More

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Dalals, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I will confess. I am a sucker for this kind of attraction, hands down. Have been, ever since I was a kid. This one is a must-see every time I am in town. Back in the 20s. a guy was worried that the prairie dogs might be developed out of existence, so he created a safe, accessible, and easy to... More

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Haltom City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lived in Lubbock 46 years ago and had taken my children to visit many times and on one of those visits my 2 year old daughter hopped over the small stone separation what a time getting her back. Had my 7 year old great grand son with me this time, he thank goodness did not go over. he loved watching... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you're passing through Lubbock STOP HERE. Bring 5 slices of bread and throw them to the Prairie Dogs. Watch them hesitate then hurry to grab the bread with their two tiny hands and nibble nibble nibble until the bread is gone. Great way to enjoy time with the ones you love. Excellent place to come at the beginning of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop to this quiet park on our way from Bozeman to Billings. We had time this day in our schedule for a fairly leisurely drive, and enjoyed making stops along the way. I found it in our tour book and we decided to stop by and we were glad we did. While the book said "thousands"... More

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Lockhart, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I grew up in Lubbock and can remember this place as a kid. 3rd or 4th grade we took a field trip only remembered this place after taking a joy ride seeing our old neighborhood. This place is where you would want to take not only kids but the young at heart. Was a pleasure to see with my wife... More

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Southern States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
8 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A city park in the not so good area of town, there are signs directing you to Prairie Dog Town. It really is a concrete wall with one shaded area to watch these playful little critters. You can get pretty close to them for some cute pics, and they are becoming more used to humans, cute poses aren't hard to... More

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Lubbock
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There is an actual praire dog sanctuary. The little critters are soooo cute. We saw many small babies running around and playing. This trip only takes 15 or 20 minutes to enjoy.

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