I visited Lubbock Lake Landmark as a part of a familiarization trip with VisitLubbock. All opinions are my own.
Lubbock Landmark was named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. This internationally recognized archaeological and natural history preserve provides events like Archaeology in Action, where visitors can interact and observe excavators and lab crews as they work, an experience not usually open to the public. It’s so neat to imagine early Americans walking here!
While I didn’t get to see any archeological digs I did get to take a hosted night hike on a 3-mile scenic trail.
Our tour guide apologized and said that just a couple weeks before the flowers were all in bloom. There was absolutely no need for an apology. The view was gorgeous!
How can dying flowers be so pretty?
These Basket flowers captivated me!
As we hiked the sun began going down, and I could not snap photos fast enough. Oh it is such a beautiful hike in Texas open lands and perfect to see the magnificent sunset.
The walking path has been laid down and is easy to walk and you don’t have to worry about encountering Texas critters in the grass! 🙂
God painted the sky before my eyes. It was magnificent.
It was almost hard to believe I was really looking at all those beautiful colors–for real!
Such a gorgeous hike at Lubbock Landmark and perfect for families!
There is also a museum on site. We were there after hours and didn’t get a chance to tour the museum, but they did let us in to use the restroom. There I stood magically swiping the paper roll over and over trying to trigger the paper to come down to dry my hands. “These never work for me!” I smiled trying it again and willing it to work. That’s when my fellow travel writer stepped in and used the knob. In fact this wasn’t a hands free unit… Life. Gotta laugh. Enjoy!
Charles McCool says
That big Texas sky was amazing. Gorgeous hike at Lubbock Lake Landmark.
Sally Casey says
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. God’s glory shows beautifully through these pictures. Praise Him for His creation! So thankful that He allows us to know Him through His son, Jesus Christ. Looks like you had a fantastic hike. What fun!
I love Lubbock sunsets! So beautiful. I’ve never heard of this hiking trail. I guess I need to go back to Lubbock to enjoy more sunsets!
Really beautiful. I guess I usually think of beautiful sunsets in the mountains or over a lake or the ocean. But we have beautiful sunsets here in South Texas too, though I don’t think they could rival the ones you took pictures of in Lubbock.
Cynthia Seamon says
I was born in Lubbock, TX and remember those beautiful God painted skys. I live in North Carolina and would love to return to my home town some day! Thanks for the view!