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Prairie Dog Town

Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Having grown up in Lubbock the Prairie Dog Town is nothing but a concrete wall about 3 feet high surrounding an area of prairie dogs. This is located next to a city golf course so you will also see many little white round things laying within the walls as well. It is embarrassing when I see that Lubbock is advertising... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the most ridiculous, boring, thing you have ever seen. There are much better things to do in Lubbock, like Buddy Holly center, Silent Wings museum, Science Spectrum, etc. anything but Prairie Dog Town.

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Lubbock, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stupid wasteland--a sad ghetto for critters. Don't waste your time, go to the windmill museum instead.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I loved watching these cute little animals and was impressed there is no fee to enter the park which in itself is worth visiting. This is not a glamourised zoo attraction. It is simply an area that has been left for the wildlife to be observed in their natural habitat. A break from the hustle and bustle of the town.... More

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Heiligenhaus, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I hadn't really seen prairie dogs until I came to Lubbock. These little guys have a whole field set aside for them in Lubbock and you can come and watch them go in one hole and come out another. The "Prairie Dog" town is set in a park, so you can exercise or let your kids enjoy the park when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What else can I add? Bring something for them to eat if you want them to get close and be patient. The birds know the drill too so they will rake as much as they can get. If you stay right of the ball fields you'll find it. If you are at the golf course you are on the wrong... More

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Pearland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I stopped in here on our way through and we rolled up some bread slices as recommended in a previous TripAdvisor review. The prairie dogs were so cute running to get the bread and we enjoyed watching them. It is well worth a stop!

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