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Museum of Texas Tech University

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Address: 4th St. and Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX
Phone Number: 806-742-2443
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Museum of Texas Tech / literally a Cultural Oasis on the High Plains!

As an alumn of Texas Tech University (BFA Studio Art '73) and one who has the greatest respect for the School of Art, as well as for my esteemed mentors Professors Emeritii Lyn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

As an alumn of Texas Tech University (BFA Studio Art '73) and one who has the greatest respect for the School of Art, as well as for my esteemed mentors Professors Emeritii Lyn Kreneck and Terry Morrow! When I was in the program, however, the Museum was just a tiny glint in someone's eye. I confess being so happy to... More 

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Levelland, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great collection! Loved the archeology of Texas best. The dinosaurs that roamed in this area were amazing! I liked the Native american exhibits. This would be a great place for kids.

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Big Spring, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went to explore but found they were mostly empty. They were getting the galleries ready for new exhibits so they only had 2 areas open at the time. Still interesting and a fun way to pass an hour looking at fossils, pottery and artwork

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New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum had at least a little of everything: regional natural history (including dinosaurs), local history, American art, and international art and artifacts. We ended up spending more time than I expected--a good hour and a half. And that included just skimming a couple of galleries. I especially enjoyed some of the western art and the art by illustrator/artist N.C.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
118 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you like Remington pieces or paintings that capture life of the American West and cowboys, this museum is for you! There are all sorts of artifacts to look at. Everything from early Native American pieces, to ancient animals who roamed this land before settlers arrived, to daily living pieces like clothing, machinery and work implements. I have been coming... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

On occasion there is a good temporary display, and the area dedicated to the history of Lubbock is interesting, but the staff is disengaged and a lot of the regular collection is uninspiring. I did enjoy the "Little Black Dress" display although most of the dresses were full-length gowns and there was an exhibit made up of press photos of... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I loved this museum so much, I returned for a second day. There is a wonderful natural history section with animals of Texas, past and present. Really interesting dinosaur exhibit. There is interactive display of plate tectonics that mesmerized me for about an hour. And then, there is fabulous art exhibits that focus on artists of TX NM AZ. Texas... More 

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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Always knowing this museum was here in Lubbock but never really taking time to appreciate it, we came in one cool afternoon for something to occupy out time. We were not lead astray by our trip. Only having time for part of the multi gallery museum, we were able to see a very wide selection of Native American pottery and... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Free admission and wonderful exhibits. You couldn't really ask for anything more to to with your family. They have wonderful art on display, endangered and near extinct species, dinosaurs, Native American history, WWII history and African history exhibits. They have discovery centers for children and hands-on stations to help teach children about history and science. It was a free date... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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46 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You can't compare this to a world class museum like the British Museum or anything like that. However, it has free entry and a wide variety of exhibits. The first, central gallery has displays of full-size T. rex and Triceratops skeletal replicas. Then the other galleries have lots of art collections and other topics related to Lubbock and Texas -... More 

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