Money-saving opportunities for a Lubbock getaway
Lubbock is the agricultural and economic center of Texas, which is why it's been nicknamed "Hub City." But the destination is also rich in culture, history and nature, serving as home to an array of museums, galleries, gardens and parks. As the most expansive city in Texas' Great Plains region, it requires reliable transportation. Fortunately, right now you can get fantastic Lubbock deals with Thrifty Car Rental's impressive selection of Lubbock rental cars. For more money-saving fun, visit these popular attractions during your stay:
Lubbock Memorial Arboretum
Visitors at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum can park their Lubbock car rental for free in front of the quaint red brick home that houses the institution's interpretive center. Situated in Clapp Park, the arboretum offer free admission and displays a lush assortment of majestic trees, bushy shrubs, tangling vines, and colorful plants and flowers, which can be discovered along the systems of pleasant paths. You can also have some hands-on fun in the interactive laboratory, where guests can examine foliage up close and experiment with new plants.
National Ranching Heritage Center
Steer your Lubbock car rental toward Texas Tech University, where you will find the National Ranching Heritage Center. This museum does not charge admission, and its aim is to preserve and teach the public about North America's ranching history as well as sparking discourse about modern day issues regarding farming and herding. You'll walk through an estate to see 48 authentic ranch buildings, some dating back to the 1700s, relocated here from popular western locations. You can also expect to see old dugouts, windmills, barns and a locomotive. While you're here be sure to stop by the site's two-story ranch house, which was originally ordered from a mail-order catalog.