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Silent Wings Museum

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Address: 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403
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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WW 2 gliders

The price was reasonable: around $7. When we visited there were dozens of WW2 photos on loan from the WW2 museum, which made the displays even more interesting. There is a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
traveling-grandma27
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price was reasonable: around $7. When we visited there were dozens of WW2 photos on loan from the WW2 museum, which made the displays even more interesting. There is a short film which gives you a lot of facts. I was especially interested to learn how the gliders were returned to base after their missions. There was an interesting... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Silent Wings Museum pays tribute to a significant group within the military during WWII, but a group that I never really heard of before my visit. There were a collection of old photographs from WWII on display from New Orleans which was rather intriguing, but go fast; it's a limited time display and photos will return to New Orleans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally worked in time to visit this museum and enjoyed it very much! It was at the old Lubbock airport terminal and that too was fun to see. I thought it was interesting and informative and definitely worth seeing.

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gives lots of great info about the glider program in WWII. Something most people probably don't know much about. The exhibits were very well done. The museum is by the airport and has nice facilities. Short film available to tell about the use of gliders and the background about the program.

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Thank cc1158
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My father flew sailplanes and his first was a war surplus train like the one in this museum. I did not know much about the air core glider program and this told me things I liked learning. I did not expect this museum to take long but I ended up there two hours, a long time for me

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Friona, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My three sons (5, 8, 11) and I love to visit museums around the panhandle in the summer. We were happy to find this museum on a visit to Lubbock. They love planes, guns, and army guys, so Silent Wings definitely held their interests. Under 6 is free, so admission was only $18. We were there almost an hour. There... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great museum dedicated to the gliders and paratroopers of WWII. Very informative with a very well done exhibits. My wife usually does not appreciate these museums but was impressed with this one.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I had no idea gliders were used during the war. I was amazed during the film to learn the history and the sacrifice that was made by so many. Everyone will love this museum.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Lubbock specifically for this museum and were very pleased with how well done it is. It doesn't take long to see everything and the displays are very nicely set up. Much more memorabilia than just related to gliders, but the glider information is excellent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected attraction we only discovered while visiting the Buddy Holley Museum. Silent Wings is the only museum in the world that celebrates Glider Pilots and their gliders. It's very moving, well equipped with exhibits and very well supported. We visited while DDay was being celebrated and there were hundreds of visitors, a band playing Glen Miller Music... More 

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