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Silent Wings Museum

6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
(806) 775-3049
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Ranked #1 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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Farmington, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Mansfield, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great Museum. Several videos. Interesting displays. We were aware of gliders being used during WWII but until we visited this museum, we were not aware of the extent to which they were used. Well worth stopping for.

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Helena, Montana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our multigenerational visit was a success at the Silent Wings museum. Cool exhibits, great videos, a unique part of our history.

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Idalou, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wow so glad we went there. Lots of exhibits and historical information. Yeah Lubbock for having such a treasure.

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Sweetwater tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Loved the retrieval video in the main hanger. The theater had a informative movie that made me go back and look at the gliders.

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Lubbock, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
70 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Highly recommend this museum. It's amazing to see these small aircraft and realize what a heavyweight job this division of our military performed.

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Well worth a visit. Very well laid out and an interesting part of history. Excellent introduction video - see that first

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