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Candlelit Cowboys

Lubbock is getting into the spirit of the holiday season at the National Ranching Heritage Center! Located less than five minutes from our downtown Lubbock hotel, on the Texas Tech University campus, on December 11th and 12th, the center will be hold Read more


Maze-y Days

Fall has come to Texas, bringing with it tons of fun events, including a long-standing Lubbock institution, the corn maze, Maize, at At'l Do Farms. Read more


Celebrate the Spirit of the West

Get in touch with your inner cowboy at Lubbock's 27th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration! Read more


Make Your Escape

Are you a puzzle master? A captain of clue-deciphering? Or even just big fan of Sherlock Holmes? Then have we got a game for you. At Trapped! Escape the Room, you are locked into a room filled with various clues to aid in your escape and given an hour to work it all out. Read more


Salute Our Soldiers

Memorial Day may have passed, but there's still a chance to honor our troops, learn about the gliders used in World War II and even see them fly! On June 6th and 7th, the Silent Wings Museum, less than fifteen minutes from our Lubbock hotel, commemorates the 71st anniversary of D-Day with a spotlight on the glider pilots, their bravery and determination as well as their unique role in the war. Read more


Wish Upon a Windmill

Get blown away by the American Wind Power Center, an exhibition in Lubbock of over 160 historic American windmills. Minutes away from the Overton Hotel, the center offers guided tours exploring 28 acres of rare and antique windmills, followed by a br Read more

Pinkies Up

You don't need to be in Italy to taste a perfect wine. McPherson Cellars Winery is the finest wine facility in Texas and is just a seven-minute drive from the Overton Hotel. What makes it so special? Winemaker (and genius) Kim McPherson comes from a Read more


In the Mood(y) for Stargazing

Ready for an experience that's really out of our West Texas world? Set your sights on The Moody Planetarium at the Museum of Texas Tech, where a new state-of-the-art, full-dome digital projection system creates a brilliant, completely seamless image over an 30-foot domed surface. Read more


On the Art Trail

The First Friday Art Trail is a monthly evening celebrating Lubbock's rich arts heritage. This leisurely, free event is open to anyone who's interested in the arts or would like to learn more about the artful initiatives unfolding in the Lubbock Cultural District. Read more


Buddy's Birthplace

If you know anything about music, you know that Lubbock is the "Music Crossroads of West Texas" Read more


Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving should be a time for family, fun, and fantastic food. However, sometimes the food prep and clean up gets in the way of what's really important. So this Thanksgiving, why not de-stress your holiday and let Executive Chef Resznay Skinner at the Overton Hotel prepare the meal for you? Read more


Let's Go Raiders!

Football season is well underway for our favorite team, the Red Raiders. The excitement continues in October as the team plays two back-to-back home games this month, taking on West Virginia on October 11 and Kansas on Homecoming weekend, October 18. Read more


Man (or Woman) Behind The Mask

It's football season at Texas Tech and that means the celebrated return of the Masked Rider... Read more

Science Spectrum

Inquiring Minds

Before your kids can earn a spot at neighboring Texas Tech, they've got to master a few rules of science so why not make all that learning fun? Read more

Campus Art Walk

Campus Art Walk

Our friends over at Texas Tech have a thing about public art. In fact, there's so much fine art on campus that the collection is deserving of its own brochure... Read more

A Bygone Era Lives on at Stars & Stripes

A Bygone Era Lives on at Stars & Stripes

It may have been years since you've been to a drive-in movie - if you've ever had the chance to go at all (there are fewer than 360 left in America) - but in Lubbock, the mostly bygone era of the drive-in is alive and well at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Read more

Precision Piloting

Precision Piloting

When you're in the mood for a story about courage and determination, head to Lubbock's Silent Wings Museum and revel in the tales of America's World War II glider pilots. Read more

Sweeter Than Sweet Crude

Sweeter Than Sweet Crude

Sure, Texas is best known for sweet crude but we think there's something even sweeter in production - and it predates the Gusher Age by a good three centuries. Read more

Cowboy Couture

Cowboy Couture

Think cowboys wear the same boots day after day, year after year? Think again! The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University presents "Cowboy Couture" Read more

Beatles Fan Frenzy

Beatles Fan Frenzy

In a departure from its classic core, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra shines the spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the "British invasion" - aka the U.S. arrival of the Beatles Read more

Buddy Holly

A Look at Buddy Holly

The Buddy Holly Center pays tribute to an American icon from Lubbock, whose contributions to music have endured for decades after his death. Read more

Santa Sighting

Santa Sighting

The elves are working round-the-clock in their North Pole workshop so Santa and Mrs. Claus can kick up their heels down south at our first-ever Breakfast with Santa. Join us on Saturday, December 21 for a Texas-sized buffet breakfast fit for St. Nick Read more

Amazing Maze

An Amazing Maze

What would fall be without a really good corn maze? You know the kind we mean - a curvy, complicated labyrinth that spreads out over a 12-acre Read more

Artistic Expression

Artistic Expression

Did you know that Lubbock is at the forefront of the Texas art scene? It's thanks in part to the First Friday Art Trail, a fun (and absolutely free) showcase of art in the Cultural District's downtown galleries. Read more