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Silent Wings Museum

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Address: 6202 N Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403-7523
Phone Number: (806) 775-3049
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This attraction is at Lubbock Intl Airport
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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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Must See in Lubbock

The Silent Wings Museum is a must see attraction for aviation or history buffs visiting Lubbock. Not only does the museum offer several glider aircraft on display, it also has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chris N
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Silent Wings Museum is a must see attraction for aviation or history buffs visiting Lubbock. Not only does the museum offer several glider aircraft on display, it also has displays covering various other World War II topics. A very well kept and maintained museum dedicated to a relatively unknown aspect of America's past military operations.

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Portales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We take small over night trips to Lubbock all the time I have two boys and they love the sent wings museum. It has so much history in one place not only amazing exhibits with playing but also a theater with videos about wars. We spent so much time just walking around over and over its so much fun and... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to have as a guest speaker a POW from WWII for our annual company dinner. With the museum as our setting , we had a meal catered in the hanger with tables surrounded by gliders and displays from the war. Guests toured the rest of the museum prior to dinner and everyone thought it was a... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live in Lubbock, but had never visited. When my brother and family from Iowa came for a visit we thought it was a perfect opportunity. From kids to adults, the museum was informative as well as exciting to see. You don't see movies made too often of the glider pilots and what sacrifice was made by them, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

From ages 8 to 40 we were all in awe of the exhibits at this museum. This history we learned about was fairly unknown to all of us and ability to see the gliders and their parts gave real perspective.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I confess...I'm a history nut. Silent Wings Museum tells and shows an important role of gliders and the men who flew them in WW II. Very educational and well worth a visit to this historic site where so many young men were trained to carry combat troops and equipment into war. We owe them so much gratitude and respect. This... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Every child and adult should visit this museum as there is so much history that is shown here. Better than reading about it in a book. It is a must see for every one in Lubbock and also visitors.

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Snyder, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This place tells the story of the unsung heroes of the glider pilots during WWII. There is so much learn about here that is normally glossed over. It's worth the admission price if you enjoy WWII history or history in general.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Just a sweet day to spend with the grandchildren they see the old planes....... and wonder about the days gone by

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I am amazed at the sacrifice that these men made whenever they were flying gliders into enemy territory and crash landing Kama knowing they were going to crash while taking off. Trying to go at a time when there is a good narrator sometimes that you and have some Veterans there talking to the cisitors. Amazing story, amazing men.

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