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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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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 have worked out at LIA for over 25 years and was there when the silent wings museum was built. I have visited the museum many times over the years by myself and with friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Anthony R
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have worked out at LIA for over 25 years and was there when the silent wings museum was built. I have visited the museum many times over the years by myself and with friends and have always enjoyed the static displays and museum pieces. What really blows my mind is how people flew in the gliders. The story is... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

if you like WWII and aircrafts, this is the place you must see! my family and I went to this about twice a year. it is a great place to take young children and learn more history.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice little museum on a little-known topic. This museum contains some very interesting items. I just wish the gift shop had some more WW II items, and perhaps less items made in China.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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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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