We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prairie Dog Town

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Prairie Dog Town

The prairie dogs were out in full force when we drove up but we couldn't get close enough to them... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Mary P
San Antonio, Texas
Love These Guys

Our family took us here while we were in town visiting. These little furballs were so cute! The... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
via mobile
Read all 274 reviews
All photos (96)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fun to watch”(13 reviews)
“free activity”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Mackenzie Park, 4th Street and Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX
Reviews (274)
Filter reviews
271 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fun to watch free activity young at heart free fun fun stop quick stop golf course these guys kids will love small area fun place all ages lots of fun west texas carrots cute critters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 271 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very family friendly. There are lots of prairie dogs and you can get really close to some of them. Lots of fun

Thank Doug M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The prairie dogs were out in full force when we drove up but we couldn't get close enough to them to get pictures because they ran down their holes as we approached. It was fun to try though. Maybe if we had more time to...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We have brought a picnic on several occasions. Quiet there has been very few people each time we have been here to watch the Prairie Dogs. Our toddler loves to share his fruit & veggies.

Thank MooreWater
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Our family took us here while we were in town visiting. These little furballs were so cute! The only thing that separates you from them is a little wall so you're able to toss food to them. Some are a bit tamer and will take...More

Thank lorris644
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We drive up and just watch these little guys run around. Before you know it, a full hour has passed by.

Thank 65TAD65
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This place was started in an attempt to pervent what had been a very common animal from going extint because of a poison program by the US Government. They are completely unafraid of people so you can watch them interact and get great pictures. There...More

1  Thank Dan P
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Take healthy snacks, apples, carrots or sunflower seeds. The apples and carrots are easier to throw. When you enter the park there is a small area on the right that has some prairie dogs but this isn’t the place. Go in, take the first street...More

Thank R0bbenT
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I went here to do little mountain biking, started right by the prairie dog town. They were scurrying all over and seemed to be very brave. it would be a fun place to take kids.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed July 18, 2018

While I thought it was fascinating to see all these little critters roaming about, I was disturbed at the amount of litter nearby. Two of the Prairie Dogs (a mom and her baby) were literally fighting over a plastic knife and another eating a plastic...More

3  Thank Sunshinebabies3
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun looking at the prairie dogs. Do bring something to feed them because they will come right up to you and eat right from your hand. We were lucky we had some nuts to feed them. Something fun and free to...More

Thank Greg S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 nearby hotels
La Quinta Inn Lubbock - Downtown Civic Center
377 reviews
2.25 km away
MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites
145 reviews
2.29 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Lubbock Civic Center North
129 reviews
2.32 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central - Univ Area
14 reviews
3.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 679 nearby restaurants
Cast Iron Grill
416 reviews
1.62 km away
Italian Garden
262 reviews
1.64 km away
La Diosa Cellars
190 reviews
1.73 km away
Triple J Chophouse & Brew
577 reviews
1.75 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 104 nearby attractions
American Wind Power Center
173 reviews
.95 km away
Bayer Museum of Agriculture
55 reviews
.63 km away
Joyland Amusement Park
93 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from JakJag | Reviewed this property |
Early morning or late on the day