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Prairie Dog Town

Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Lubbock
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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16 reviews 16 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
100 helpful votes 100 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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Lampasas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The prairie dogs are cute, especially if they are "talking," but otherwise there's not much to see here. Great for little kids but don't go out of your way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I've been going since the 59's. Love it. The prairie dogs are so cute and entertaining. It's a don't miss if your in Lubbock Texas.

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This place is quite fun for those who have never seen prairie dogs before or family with kids. But don't expect too much or plan for more than 20 minutes stop, because it's nothing but a square area with lots of prairie dogs surrounded by a concrete wall. Prairie dogs are very cute but they can stay far away from... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a big area full of prairie dogs that are fun to watch. Don't plan more than 10-15 minutes of entertainment, but there are a couple parks attached that pretty nice.

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