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Silent Wings Museum

Address: 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
Phone Number: (806) 775-3049
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Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.

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Midland, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
32 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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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

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
90 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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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