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Silent Wings Museum

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Address: 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
Phone Number: (806) 775-3049
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This attraction is at Lubbock Intl Airport
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.

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I especially enjoy bringing my grandsons to the Silent Wings Museum to see the exchibits, touch the gliders and watch planes and helicopters take off. The Aviation Bootcamp for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I especially enjoy bringing my grandsons to the Silent Wings Museum to see the exchibits, touch the gliders and watch planes and helicopters take off. The Aviation Bootcamp for kids is super!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tremendously enjoyable military museum of WW2 memorabilia. Located on the west side of Lubbock International Airport, just off I-27. It is housed in the former main airport building. My first impression was "Holy Cow", what a testament to the glider pilots of that war! The many exhibits, and mock- ups, were very professionally done. My favorite area was the exceptional... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My mom and I greatly enjoyed our visit to this museum which tells the story of the WWII gliders and their pilots. It is fittingly located next to Lubbock's airport.

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Lubbock Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great place for adults and kids. From the memorabilia to the video to the actual planes, it is very interesting and educational. It's closed on Sundays.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I visited the museum in April. I was interested in the museum since one of the glider bases was near my hometown of Dalhart, Texas. While I knew that gliders played a role in the Normandy invasion, I was not aware of the other battles in which gliders played a key rol.

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Who knew that gliders were so important to invasion plans in WW II? I've seen lots of movies about D-day and other parts of WW II, but I can't ever remember seeing Gliders. But how else would you get a fully-loaded jeep behind enemy lines. It is certainly not going by parachute! The museum makes an excellent presentation of a)... More 

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Batavia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fun interactive museum that explains about a facet of WWII about which we knew nothing. WIsh we could have spent more than an hour there.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have lived in Lubbock for 40 years and had never visited this museum, until last weekend. I wound up spending 2 hrs and will return. If you are a history buff or WWII buff, you dont want to miss this! Be sure to see the hour long film. I usually dont watch the movies, but I did this one... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a very nice museum with great history! Our family enjoyed the visit and the staff working there were very helpful.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great exhibits with actual WWI & WWII relics. Some interactive exhibits. Admission fee is very reasonable. The planes and other equipment were really good to experience. This museum is quite the find and a well preserved history lesson for all ages.

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Additional Information about Silent Wings Museum

Address: 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
Phone Number: (806) 775-3049
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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