5 of the Best Things About Lubbock, Texas
Since opening our newest Italian restaurant in Lubbock, Texas in September 2016, we’ve fallen in love with the city. In one way, we’re returning to our roots, as Texas Tech is David’s alma mater. But in another sense, this is very much new territory for Campisi’s. Prior to the opening in Lubbock, Fort Worth was the furthest we had ventured from Dallas.
That being said, we hope you all are enjoying our thin crust pizzas and homemade Italian dishes as much as we are enjoying the area. Here are a few of our favorite things about Lubbock, Texas.
1. Texas Tech & Football
As we mentioned, David graduated from Texas Tech, so the school holds a special place in our heart. It’s a great community of 36,000-something students and fans. #WreckEm #GoRaiders
2. Mackenzie Park
What’s not to like about Mackenzie Park? There are almost 250 acres of green space, an entire amusement park (shout out to Joyland!), and it even has a reserve for Prairie Dogs. Those little guys are just so darn adorable.
3. The History
There are so many great museums to visit in Lubbock. You can learn about rock n’ roll at The Buddy Holly Center or the development of the West at the American Windmill Museum. After visiting those, you can pay your respects at the beautiful Lubbock Area Veteran’s War Memorial, which is actually just a stone’s throw away from our restaurant. And after that, there’s even more. Go check out the awesome collection of gliders at the Silent Wings Museum.
4. The Nature
Many Americans are unaware that the second largest canyon in the United States lies in Texas, Palo Duro Canyon. At 120 miles long and depths of almost 1,000 feet, it truly is a site to behold. If you don’t have time to make it out to Palo Duro, go check out the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark to discover evidence of human inhabitants from 12,000 years ago. It’s an extremely interesting site.
5. The Music
There are so many great music venues in Lubbock. The one that catches our eye is the historic Cactus Theater. Originally opened in the 1930s as a movie theater, it was remodeled and reopened in the 90s. Now, it’s a wonderful spot to see live music.
To our Lubbock friends, we know this list could go on much, much longer. If there’s anything you feel must absolutely be included, feel free to message us and we can make an addition!
Note: Our Lubbock location is now closed.