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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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Prairie Dog Town is my son's favorite

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Abingdon, Maryland
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Abingdon, Maryland
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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Thank Denise A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a hallmark of Lubbock, though if you want a more in your face experience head out to the DMV or airport where the prairie dogs have taken over and aren't walled in. Adorable little heathens.

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Thank Matthew P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Peaceful. Real nature up close. There were millions at one time before humans began wanting to use the land for cattle and farming. They were virtually eliminated until people decided to protect a limited number. They are not aggressive.

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1 Thank CoolidgeCranko
Midland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Don't expect much, but its a good quick stop especially if you have children. Take food for the prairie dogs they'll love it!

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1 Thank Rosie G
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were looking for some fun things to do in Lubbock and thought this might be fun. It's was a little disappointing. The place was in disrepair and need some cleaning up. Maybe add shrubs or trees. But all in all it is hat it is, a prairie dog town.

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1 Thank daviddelossantos1129
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We had to go twice while on our trip to Lubbock. It's such a nice way to spend time outdoors while getting in some nature. These lil guys were so much fun to observe. Before our second trip we googled healthy edibles for these buggers & were prepared with fresh carrot tips & lettuce. They seemed to be a huge... More 

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1 Thank Diceswife
Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I live in Lubbock. I grew up with known facts about these cute little rodents . In the wild they dig holes and multiply, eat the grass and strip the land of vegetation. Their holes become a hazard to cattle and horses, ( they could step in a hole and break a leg. Ranchers and farmers do not think they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Many think it is silly, but as a lifelong Lubbockite, I am proud of this little place. Bring your carrots! They love carrots.

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1 Thank Britt B
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing more. Don't get me wrong, it was fun to see to prarie dogs, my little boys loved them. Would like to see a little more community pride in the park. Looks run down. No facilities of any sort. Very little shade from the hot sun. A little more educational material on the critters would be nice. Found the closest... More 

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