Nearby Attractions & Accommodations

Numerous attractions, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues are within a short distance of the Civic Center and City Bank Auditorium/Coliseum. Click the link for a partial listing Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau

West Texas Walk of Fame
The West Texas Walk of Fame honors area musicians, artists and actors who have had a significant impact on the entertainment industry.  Located across the street from the Buddy Holly Center in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, the honorees are displayed on handsome plaques mounted on a stone wall.  Keeping watch over the honorees is Lubbock's own Buddy Holly - the first inductee.  The statue stands as a tribute to the legendary musician who called Lubbock home. Inductees include such notables as Buddy Holly, Barry Corbin, Tanya Tucker, the Gatlin Brothers, Waylon Jennings and many others. Visit the Civic Lubbock, Inc. Website.

Buddy Holly Center
The Buddy Holly Center is a multi-use cultural arts facility and museum that houses Fine Arts programs, a Texas Musician's Hall of Fame, and showcases a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and music of BUDDY HOLLY.

The Silent Wings Museum
This unique museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the World War II Glider Pilot Program. The Museum showcases three galleries with World War II artifacts and a fully restored WACO CG-4A Glider used to supply troops and ammunition to the front lines. Visit our website or call the information line at (806) 775-3796. Visit the Silent Wings Museum Website.

Ranching Heritage Center and The Museum of Texas Tech University
Experience the real west. Step back in time and relive rural America as you stroll among 33 historic ranch buildings. Set on 14 acres, in the midst of the city, the Ranching Heritage Center boasts an interpretive center and exhibits depicting the ranch life of the 1800's.

Discover the southwest, experience the visual arts and explore the universe at the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Moody Planetarium. Located at 4th Street & Indiana Avenue.

Depot Entertainment District
Pulsating! Eclectic! The heartbeat of nightlife in downtown Lubbock. A collection of historical buildings along and near Buddy Holly Avenue, the district features live music, stage shows, sports and cigar bars, restaurants and a micro-brewery.

American Wind Power Center
Home of the largest collection in the world of rare windmills. A rare twin-wheel windmill, the 1906 Ozark Mill was installed in May of 1998 as one of the first windmills in the Center. The park is a working, learning and historical windmill exhibit, with 89 windmills currently on display. In the next two to three years, the number of windmills in the exhibit are expected to reach 173. The Center is located in the Yellowhouse Canyon Park. (East Broadway and Canyon Lakes Drive). For additional information, contact 806/788-1499 or visit their website at

Prairie Dog Town
This cute little town offers one of the remaining colonies of prairie dogs in the nation, The pint-sized rodents are natural showmen. The "dog" reference is certainly a misnomer. Prairie Dogs are actually rodents and received the "dog" appellation because of their barking cry. They are members of the squirrel family and are relatives of the woodchuck or the ground hog. Full-grown, the prairie dog weighs one to four pounds and is 14 to 17 inches from its nose to the end of it's 4 1/2 inch tail, which always wags. Prairie Dog Town is located on the upper Northeast side of MacKenzie Park.

Hotels (within two blocks of the Civic Center)
MCM Elegante - 8th & Ave Q. (806) 763-1200
La Quinta Inn/Civic Center – Mac Davis Lane & Ave Q (806) 763-9441

Hotels (within one mile of the City Bank Auditorium/Coliseum)
Lubbock Inn - 3901 19th Street (806) 792-5181
The Overton - 2322 Mac Davis Lane (806) 776-7090
La Quinta Inn/West - 4115 Brownfield Hwy (806) 792-0065
Days Inn - 2401 4th Street (806) 747-7111

Other Accommodations in Close Proximity to the Civic Center and Auditorium/Coliseum
Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast - 1811 Broadway (806) 749-4707
Dawkins House Bed and Breakfast - 2315 16th (877-765-9882 Toll-Free)
Staybridge Suites - 2515 19th (806) 765-8900