Lubbock's nickname as the "Hub City" comes from it being the economic, education, and health care center of its region. For decades, Lubbock's economy has been tied to cotton. Today, the area surrounding Lubbock remains the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. For those whose interested in the history of the American west and the ranching life, Lubbock is home of The National Ranching Heritage Center. Enjoy a home cooked meal in our fully equipped kitchen in our locations! We look forward to hosting your next trip to Lubbock, TX.