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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
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This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.

This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.

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Nice little museum

Very nice place to visit. They also often have special concerts or attractions for specific holidays. We first went because this was included in the tickets for the Buddy Holly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit. They also often have special concerts or attractions for specific holidays. We first went because this was included in the tickets for the Buddy Holly Museum. Worth your while to do both in the same day. Great place to take out of town visitors.

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Thank Kay N
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Until we had been to the Silent Wings Museum, I hadn't heard of the glider program in US military history. It was a vital part in war efforts that isn't often discussed in history classes. (At least ones I attended!) The museum itself is on the small side, with lots to see. It houses many artifacts from WWII, including a... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you enjoy history, especially WWll history, this is a must go. The folks that piloted gliders during this terrible conflict had to be incredibly motivated and brave. See the gliders and marvel at the story told in the movie theatre!

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Thank RHPDDS
Farina, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a very interesting and and entertaining museum, pictures, info, films and lots of stories explaining the trials and hardships of the Silent Wing's Crew's gliding into enemy territory mostly in the night...Wonderful Info. Again this was June 2014 , site below will not let me post correct date .

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Thank Sandy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This museum does a great job telling the lesser known story of the glider forces of WW2. The story is complete with as little or as much detail as the individual museum goer could want. The artifacts of the collection make it easy for the visitor to understand the story and how amazing the acheivements were of this group. Don't... More 

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Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Here you can learn all about the WWII combat gliders program, including seeing restored gliders, observing the newspapers from the (long since shut down) training bases in the area, and seeing how the students / soldiers lived during their stay on Lubbock Army Air Field. Don't miss the C-47 out front or the displays of weapons inside.

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Thank Sarah H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We went here because of the good rating, however I had no special expectations. I was surprised, however, because these gliders were much larger than I had thought them to be. They even carried cars. And I was amazed by the courage of the pilots and soldiers. We used approximately 1.5 hours. I guess you will need more time if... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I surprised my husband (he's a historian) with a visit to the Silent Wings Museum and I even surprised myself when I realized how much I enjoyed it as well! We loved the short film and enjoyed getting to see all of the planes in person. Really puts things into perspective. The staff was very friendly and there were even... More 

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Thank Ashley C
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you like aviation history, this is a great place to visit. To start with, it is located at the old lubbock airport. The aviation displays are well maintained and full of history. This is a good place for the hole family to visit with lots of educational history for all ages. I highly recommend it.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in World War 2 and how we fought when we got into the war, this museum is for you. The Silent Wings were glider planes able to silently fly behind enemy lines. The training center is here is Lubbock and you can't help but admire these men. And you get a half price entry to the... More 

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