The National Ranching Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving the history of ranching. Outdoor displays include 40 relocated buildings, including the Victorian-style Barton House from 1909, a dugout dwelling from 1890, a log cabin from 1850, and a vaquero corral from 1783.

At the American Wind Power Center, on Canyon Lake Drive, see more than 200 water-pumping windmills, including all sizes, shapes, and colors. Displays, which are featured in the main gallery and outside on the museum grounds, include a rare twin-wheel windmill and two of the biggest existent windmills in North America. There is also an art gallery and a gift shop.

At the Buddy Holly Center in the Depot District, the primary exhibit is about the life and music of Lubbock ’s native son. Displays include Holly’s horn-rimmed glasses, his guitars, personal mementos, other memorabilia, and interactive exhibits. Visitors can also watch the 20-minute Holly documentary, tour the art gallery, and visit the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame.

The Lubbock Lake Landmark, part of the Museum of Texas Tech University, comprises a 300-acre archeological and natural history preserve. It is though to be the only site on the continent where a full record of 12,000 years of human history has been discovered. Visitors can see the chronological displays on each group that lived there, from nomadic hunters to 1800s pioneers. There are also four miles of nature trails and an outdoor sculpture garden.