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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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1:00 pm - 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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Hidden Gem!

Great museum, in a fabulous building! This is a hidden gem in Lubbock and needs to be brought to the attention of locals and visitors alike!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great museum, in a fabulous building! This is a hidden gem in Lubbock and needs to be brought to the attention of locals and visitors alike!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An eclectic selection of equipment used in the Operation Overlord invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Centre piece is a range of gliders that carrier troops and other small equipment. Other displays include a small dozer and rocket launcher. Entry was inexpensive. Interesting.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is the only one of its kind in the entire world. If you are going through Lubbock you need to see this place. They have the only existing G4 Waco WWII glider. The displays and life-size dioramas are soooo cool! Go see this museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been to many a WWII museum but this one is full of unique artifacts. They have an actual glider in the building and one room holds all the various items it would hold. From troops, to a jeep, to a cannon. Amazing! A wall of weapons used by both sides is a wonderful surprise. The woman who greeted me... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The glider patrols were amazing. Truly heroic. This was very informative about a branch of the Army that is not very well known.

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Lubbock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I live in Lubbock and shamefully must admit I don't go to Silent Wings as often as I should. I attended a most excellent program on Veteran's Day complete with a dedication of a historical marker, excellent speaker on gliders and their pilots, buffet and music. After learning a lot more than I had known about gliders walking around looking... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The exhibit is not much, the general video in the theatre does provide the summary of what it is. the exhibit gives a bit more detailed on the physical item, the additional info in the specific exhibit is ok. If you are interested in WW II stuffs & do spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited this museum with a family member born during WWI, so he added special insights to the tour. Very spacious with displays to appeal to all ages. Gift shop has something for everyone. Information Desk was most helpful in providing a wheelchair for my comfort as well. Would visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A perfect example of the reuse of an older building in town, this museum pays a great tribute to the glider pilots that trained and participated in a pivotal moment or WWII. The staff has taken great efforts to document and provide artifacts of each part of the training and participation of the glider crews during the war. The highlight... More 

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RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My trip was a tribute to my DADDY on the 5th banniversary of his death. I finally was able to see how dangerous those GLIDERS really were and know how much courage it took to be a GLIDER PIOLET. I saw just how terrifying the blue SS uniforms were even without a mannequin inside them, forget a living being. I... More 

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