Ok - let's put AI to test...I asked ChatGPT "What are top ten things to do in Lubbock Texas?" It quickly spit out this list.  I will be commenting on their selections in (red). See you if you agree with the AI or is it too "robotic."  One thing- I think we all can agree they are off on number ten.

Here are the top ten things to do in Lubbock (according to ChatGPT):

  1. Buddy Holly Center: Visit the museum dedicated to the iconic rock 'n' roll musician Buddy Holly, who was born in Lubbock. Learn about his life, music, and legacy through exhibits and artifacts. (OK, this was a no brainer)
  2. Texas Tech University: Explore the campus of Texas Tech University, which houses museums like the Museum of Texas Tech University and the National Ranching Heritage Center. The campus also hosts events and performances. (Another easy pick for the AI)
  3. Lubbock Lake Landmark: Experience the rich history and archaeological significance of Lubbock Lake Landmark. The site features ancient artifacts, fossils, and reconstructed structures that provide insights into the area's prehistoric past. (so far, so good) 
  4. Cactus Theater: Enjoy live music and performances at the historic Cactus Theater. It hosts a variety of events, including concerts, plays, and musicals, providing a unique entertainment experience. (It's been around since 1938 - another winner picked by AI)
  5. Caprock Canyons State Park: Take a short drive to Caprock Canyons State Park for stunning natural beauty. The park offers hiking trails, camping, and opportunities to spot Texas bison in their natural habitat. (I would have preferred something that wasn't over an hour away)
  6. Lubbock Wineries: Lubbock is part of the Texas High Plains AVA, known for its wine production. Explore local wineries and vineyards for wine tasting tours and picturesque views. 
  7. Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater: Visit the Science Spectrum for interactive science exhibits and the OMNI Theater, which screens educational films on a giant dome screen.
  8. Llano Estacado Winery: Another prominent winery in Lubbock, Llano Estacado offers wine tastings, tours of their facility, and a chance to learn about the winemaking process.
  9. Silent Wings Museum: Learn about the history of glider pilots during World War II at the Silent Wings Museum. The museum features exhibits, artifacts, and aircraft related to this unique aspect of aviation history.
  10. Joyland Amusement Park: Have fun at Joyland, an amusement park with rides, games, and attractions suitable for all ages. It's a great place for families to spend a day together. (Sadly, Joyland is permanently closed - do better AI)

Ok, there you have it - sometimes AI doesn't always know best.

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