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Silent Wings Museum

6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 775-3049
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.

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Alpine, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Acapulco, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My father was in the Army Air Corp his C47 troop carrier pulled the giders when he wasn´t dropping the Band of Brothers. On D day he flew 5 conbat missions he said it truly was the longest day. I was suprised to see how large the glider were. The fact that they dismantelled then reused them is truly amazing.... More

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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My father actually pulled Gilders in prep for World War II and the Korean Conflict so this museum had special meaning to me. It has full gliders in the museum which are much larger than you would imagine. They can actually carry 28 troups or small bulldozers, jeeps and such right into enemy territory without hearing anything coming. They were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great displays and information on the WWII glider services and D-Day activities. Located in the old airport terminal.

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Dallas, TX
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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