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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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Nice Free Attraction

A free and easily accessible attraction which gives guests an up close and personal look at one of West Texas' keystone species. This is a nice side attraction for those passing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris N
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cute small attraction. Many, many Prairie dogs to see. Next to a driving range in Mackenzie Park. Signs tell about the history of the park. There is a roof over an area for shade. Good to visit when it's sunny and hot. The people there threw out dog food for the Prairie dogs and they all came running. Adorable.

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103 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 9-year old daughter was very excited to go here and see the prairie dogs. Prairie Dog Town is located inside Mackenzie Park and I had to ask directions a couple of times. Fortunately, there was an event going on and plenty of people to ask. It's a big park and we had to drive back into it quite a... More 

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Thank Brenda L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun side trip we added in Lubbock. It is great to see this type of urban wildlife preservation. It has a pretty large colony of prairie dogs to watch.

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Thank Belinda C
Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A free and easily accessible attraction which gives guests an up close and personal look at one of West Texas' keystone species. This is a nice side attraction for those passing through Lubbock or those with small children. Best to visit in the early morning or evening as the animals are less active during the warmer parts of the day.

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Thank Chris N
Portales, New Mexico
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boys love love love this and I love it too because it's FREE :) They are so cute and my boys love watching them. The evening time or fall/winter time is the best time to visit because it's not so hot.

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Thank masanthapink
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are so cute and it is awesome to be able to see them up close. We experience a little difficulty to locate the exact place using GPS. When we reached the Mackenzie Park, we saw water sport areas and we just drove around until we reached a couple baseball fields. Once you get to the baseball fields, you are... More 

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Thank Pickle4355
Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a gem inside a county park. Free and open all year Prairie Dog Town is an adorable place. Its a few acres enclosed by a low wall where the animals can live free and they put on quite a show!

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Thank DebKKnox
Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can spend all afternoon watching these little guys and never get bored. They chirp and chatter at each other and you. They love cheesy poofs, just like our 2 pet ones did. Wonderful way to spend time with small children and grandkids. And free to boot.

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Thank cathydp464
Abingdon, Maryland
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Aunt, and my 16 year old loved Prairie Town. We all loved it. It's a low stone fence surrounding the prairie dogs. He loved it. It is pretty hot and has a little shade. There are little critters everywhere, even outside the fence. The ones in the fence are a little tamer and if you happen to have food,... More 

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Thank TreasuredPearls
Houston, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was really a fun and easy outing, and the prairie dogs were so cute! Not afraid of humans in any way and so many babies. Kids will love this!

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