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Prairie Dog Town

Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Littlefield, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Prairie dog town needs a face lift but it is a great place to watch the prairie dogs play. Bring a bag of popcorn, M&M's or McDonalds French fries and watch them come out of their holes.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a fun and worthwhile stop. I thought my son was joking when he said he was taking us to Prairie Dog Town. But that is what it is, a small dirt area occupied by Prairie Dogs. If you haven't seen them before, this is worth going to. The little kids that were there watching the prairie dogs were... More

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Slaton, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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