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Prairie Dog Town

Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Wolfforth, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We live in Wolfforth (about 20 miles away), and we come to Prairie Dog Town occasionally on Saturday/Sunday afternoons. My boys (10 and 5) LOVE to feed the prairie dogs french fries! It's funny to watch the prairie dogs as they "bark" at each other and fight over the fries. It's worth a quick stop, especially if you have kids.

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you're interested in watching cute little prairie dogs and one little burrowing owl? This is your ticket!

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting little prairie dogs doin' their thing. They have their own park and they absolutely own it!

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

is really cool I never see that in my live just on tv,you can see how this little animals living and the view around is beutifull is a good place specialy is you have kids

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Ohio
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a cute exhibit within MacKenzie State Park. You can stand behind a concrete wall and watch a large number of prairie dogs burrowing and running around. A small exhibit provides some details about their lifestyle. After about 15 minutes, our attention was waning.

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Texas City, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You may have travelled all over the world, but you have never been to a prairie dog town! It is like swimming with dolphins , like the monkeys of Gibraltar, okay not quite, but it is little varmints in captivity, little kids love it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you have the time its worth a quick visit. The little guys are really hard to photograph but fun to watch. This is another free attraction in Lubbock.

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Lubbock, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While visitors can see prairie dogs all around town, they are pretty much guaranteed to see them here. We like to take folks out there just because it has been around for a long time and the prairie dogs appreciate the popcorn.

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Littlefield, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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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