Lubbock Lake Landmark Hosts Third Annual Hike 4 Health

The event focuses on the importance of outdoor activity and nature appreciation.

WHAT: The Lubbock Lake Landmark and Nature Rocks Caprock are hosting the third annual Hike 4 Health this week to encourage outdoor activity and the appreciation of nature. This community-wide event emphasizes health education and the importance of preserving our natural resources by providing learners of all ages with a multitude of outdoor activities and indoor conversations designed to teach the community about local stewardship and conservation. Among the organizations participating are the Science Spectrum, the Texas Tech University Association of Natural Resource Scientists and the Llano Estacado Audubon Society. The event is come-and-go, open to the public and admission is free.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 26)

WHERE: Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr.

WHO: The Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological preserve containing evidence of peoples on the Southern High Plains for almost 12,000 years. The Landmark is a unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University and a National Historic Landmark. The Lubbock Lake Landmark provides leadership through preservation, research and education, and reveals and preserves the cultural and natural heritages of both Texas and the nation.

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CONTACT: Landmark Education, Lubbock Lake Landmark, Museum of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1116 or landmark.education@ttu.edu


Lubbock Lake Landmark

Lubbock Lake Landmark

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve that contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient peoples on the Southern High Plains. Discovery at the site began in 1936, when the first Folsom point was found, and continues to this day with excavation on-site and at other sites throughout the region.

The landmark welcomes visitors of all ages throughout the year. Guided and self-guided tours, public programs, programs for school children and camps are part of the landmark’s ongoing mission to provide a research and educational facility to and to reveal and preserve the history and culture of Texas and the nation.

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated National Historic and State Archaeological Landmark.

Learn more

The Lubbock Lake Landmark is located at 2401 Landmark Drive, north of Loop 289 in Lubbock.

It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The landmark is closed on Monday.

For more information, contact Deborah Bigness, the manager of site operations, at (806) 742-1116 or Deborah.bigness@ttu.edu.

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