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Museum of Texas Tech University

Address: 4th St. and Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX
Phone Number: 806-742-2443
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Educational Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
116 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This museum has no admission fee! It features an excellent collection of dinosaur displays. It also has an extensive display of historical and modern Native American pottery and art objects.

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Slaton, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Museum of Texas Tech University is awesome. It is free. Great exhibits. The grounds are beautiful. It should be on your list to do when you visit Lubbock. A great asset to Lubbock.

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Lubbock, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A wonderful addition to our community. A great place to take the kids and grandkids and expose them to new and exciting adventures. Also a good place to work on "manners", kinda like being quite and respectful at the library.

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