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Silent Wings Museum

6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 775-3049
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.
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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Silent Wings Museum was an eye-opener for me, as I had only heard mention of gliders in WWII. The museum is large, with great full-size dioramas and examples of military weapons, equipment, uniforms, all used by soldiers in the Military Glider Program. The short video about the program is very interesting and a perfect start to the tour. The... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I love silent wings!!! It was neat to see how the history of these planes had so much to do with Lubbock Texas and even Texas Tech. My husband has lived in Lubbock his entire life and I have lived here for 10 years....I can't believe we haven't been sooner.

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the story of the use of gliders during the war. We were not aware of the extent of this effort by the US military.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I stopped at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock in July. I had read previous reviews and the museum lived up to them. It had excellent displays of all types of WWII memorabilia. My husband is the WWII buff but I was totally impressed. So very interesting! Would suggest for adults as lots of reading. Wonderful photographs!

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

seeing the video explain the heroism our soldiers displayed was amazing. Over 1/3 of those that piloted the gliders died. It is truly something that all kids should see and understand the scarifices that have been given for our freedom

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed everything about the museum. I recommend it to anyone children and adults. It tells a great story of men who came from all over the world to train in West Texas to fight in World War II. I was totally impressed, I didn't want to go at first but this is the kind of thing my wife loves,... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a spectacular museum that everyone should see. The story of the glider pilots and soldiers that flew in them is really inspiring. The museum actually has a lot of artifacts about WWII in general and not just about the gliders. The half hour (or so) move was excellent. The main room in the back that housed an actual... More

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Ennis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

In the old Lubbock airport terminal just north of the new terminal. has great old planes, gliders, and exhibits of the gliders used in WWII.

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Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

An absolutely fabulous experience. First hand stories from the Glider Pilots of their experiences really makes this a unique experience.. which is expected given the museum was created BY the glider pilots. $5 or less entry fee is a great deal for the exhibits and history lessons that are here. And for those who don't know, these are not little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A must when visiting Lubbock, takes 2 to 3 hours This museum is about the glider pilots in WWII and really tells a story. exhibits are great!

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