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Prairie Dog Town

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Address: Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
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good quick stop

Don't expect much, but its a good quick stop especially if you have children. Take food for the prairie dogs they'll love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rosie G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely a hallmark of Lubbock, though if you want a more in your face experience head out to the DMV or airport where the prairie dogs have taken over and aren't walled in. Adorable little heathens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Peaceful. Real nature up close. There were millions at one time before humans began wanting to use the land for cattle and farming. They were virtually eliminated until people decided to protect a limited number. They are not aggressive.

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1 Thank CoolidgeCranko
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect much, but its a good quick stop especially if you have children. Take food for the prairie dogs they'll love it!

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1 Thank Rosie G
San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for some fun things to do in Lubbock and thought this might be fun. It's was a little disappointing. The place was in disrepair and need some cleaning up. Maybe add shrubs or trees. But all in all it is hat it is, a prairie dog town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to go twice while on our trip to Lubbock. It's such a nice way to spend time outdoors while getting in some nature. These lil guys were so much fun to observe. Before our second trip we googled healthy edibles for these buggers & were prepared with fresh carrot tips & lettuce. They seemed to be a huge... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Lubbock. I grew up with known facts about these cute little rodents . In the wild they dig holes and multiply, eat the grass and strip the land of vegetation. Their holes become a hazard to cattle and horses, ( they could step in a hole and break a leg. Ranchers and farmers do not think they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many think it is silly, but as a lifelong Lubbockite, I am proud of this little place. Bring your carrots! They love carrots.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more. Don't get me wrong, it was fun to see to prarie dogs, my little boys loved them. Would like to see a little more community pride in the park. Looks run down. No facilities of any sort. Very little shade from the hot sun. A little more educational material on the critters would be nice. Found the closest... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some folks have said that Prairie Dog Town is great for really young kids. Well, I'm almost 70 and this free to the public park is lots of fun for old guys like me too. It's capable of bringing out the inner child in us all and put a smile on your face. Since July in Lubbock can get a... More 

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Idalou, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick outing, but fun! Kids loved to feed them so take some food. It was my daughter's birthday and she had chosen to go there. Good clean fun, didn't cost a thing!

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