Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene, and a fascinating selection of museums. Few cities honor their heritage as enjoyably as Lubbock, home to museums focused on Buddy Holly, windmills, agriculture, and—a favorite top destination nominee for a number of TH readers—the National Ranching Heritage Center.

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“The great Buddy Holly was born there—there’s a Music center in his memory. You can visit his grave in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.” —Corey Trevathan, Mineral Wells

More Information: Contact the Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800/692-4035;

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