Traveller 365 wrote a guide to the ultimate US road trip across the United States, and according to their map, they didn't just skip Lubbock, they did everything in their power to avoid it. Rude! Honestly, the entire panhandle of Texas was completely left off the route.

Traveller 365
Traveller 365

If you're looking for a road trip that totally avoids our portion of the United States, I guess I don't blame you. We aren't exactly known for tourism, but I'm still a little bit hurt by it. It's not really a road trip unless you make a stop to visit me, anyways. *sigh*

The trip they shared is roughly 13,699 miles, which equates to approximately 224 hours of driving. If you drove basically non-stop, they say you could do it in about 10 days, but that sounds absolutely miserable. Nothing quite like just waving at all the cool stuff as your drive by! The article suggests you would be better off taking the trip over the course of 2 or 3 months.

Here are all of the places on their list that were clearly much more exciting than Lubbock, Amarillo, Borger, Canyon, Dumas, Hereford, and Pampa:

1. Grand Canyon, AZ

2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

3. Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID

4. Yellowstone National Park, WY

5. Pikes Peak, CO

6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

7. The Alamo, TX

8. The Platt Historic District, OK

9. Toltec Mounds, AR

10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN

11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS

12. French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

13. USS Alabama, AL

14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL

15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA

16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC

17. Lost World Caverns, WV

18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC

19. Mount Vernon, VA

20. White House, Washington, DC

21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD

22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware

23. Cape May Historic District, NJ

24. Liberty Bell, PA

25. Statue of Liberty, NY

26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT

27. The Breakers, RI

28. USS Constitution, MA

29. Acadia National Park, ME

30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH

31. Shelburne Farms, VT

32. Fox Theater, Detroit, MI

33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH

34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN

36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL

37. Gateway Arch, MO

38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS

39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA

40. Taliesin, WI

41. Fort Snelling, MN

42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE

43. Mount Rushmore, SD

44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND

45. Glacier National Park, MT

46. Hanford Site, WA

47. Columbia River Highway, OR

48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA

49. San Andreas Fault, CA

50. Hoover Dam, NV

Yeah, there are a lot of fantastic places on their ultimate US road trip list. I'll give them that. But, again, no Lubbock. Sad day! Do we just have nothing to offer outsiders? Is there no reason to visit us? Buddy Holly would weep! What would make Lubbock a better place for tourism? If you have any good ideas, comment below this article on our Facebook page.

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