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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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You Have to Hand It to K.N. Clapp and Ross Edwards

We all have "pet-projects" but few would go this far. To save the black-tailed Prairie Dog from extinction, Clapp and Edwards trapped two critters and created Prairie Dog Town in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all have "pet-projects" but few would go this far. To save the black-tailed Prairie Dog from extinction, Clapp and Edwards trapped two critters and created Prairie Dog Town in 1935. Clapp oversaw PDT's operation and successful preservation of the cute but pesky mammals until his death in 1969. Amazing what a few good hearted people can do if they... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife loves to go and see the Prairie Dogs in the park. We go there every time we are in Lubbock. Brings back old memories from the 1950's.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys take over an area of town and people just come to see them peek out of their holes. Couldn't stay too long.

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Thank cedar4604
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very god place to spend your time in Lubbock, Tx.; you can watch in their habitat a lot of Prairie Dogs, they are very friendly and you can get closer to them.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Its a great place to spend half an hour and watch the animals. Most prairie dog towns have been destroyed by the Agri business, thus few opportunities to see a bit of unique American natural habitat.

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Yukon, Oklahoma, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Daughter loved it. The animals are pretty cute. It's a good way to spend 15 minutes but that's about it.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Prairie Dog Town is inside McKenzie Park, right off the highway and easy to find. We went in the morning and all the prairie dogs were sitting up, looking around. We forgot carrots but improvised with a granola bar, that worked! After trying to infiltrate the critters bypassing the fence, one called the warring and they all quickly hid, I... More 

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Dickens, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Good sunny afternoon so we took a short drive to McKenzie park to see the prairie dogs. They were all over the place--sitting upright, crawling, barking and cavorting around. We had some crackers that we fed them (they would come up to the short wall and stand on their back legs to get the food). All at once they started... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is a neat place to stop for 15 minutes. Bring some baby carrots with you to feed the prairie dogs- they will come running out of their holes to get some food!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I had heard about Prairie Dog Town for years, and had to see it. Great experience and good to witness the saving of these animals and the conservation efforts that started in the 1930s.

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