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Silent Wings Museum

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Address: 6202 N Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403-7523
Phone Number: +1 806-775-3049
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This attraction is at Lubbock Intl Airport
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Unique Experience! Quick tour worth the time!

The Silent Wings Museum brings to life an important part of American history that everyone will enjoy. A quick tour that is tastefully done with a great atmosphere. Go see it and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Silent Wings Museum brings to life an important part of American history that everyone will enjoy. A quick tour that is tastefully done with a great atmosphere. Go see it and enjoy a beautiful West Texas view, to boot!

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Amarillo, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a B17 flying around during our last day in Lubbock. When we were leaving town we could see the plane sitting at the airport / Silent Wings airport area. We jumped off the highway to investigate. They were offering tours of the plane ($10?) I can't really remember. It was nice to hear the stories & information about... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful History Journey - Back to WWII. Gliders, uniforms, equipment of the WWII era. Reservations can be made for a ride on a WWII era bomber. Clean, weill displayed exhibits with helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour going through this important military museum. I had heard of gliders being used in WWII but learned so much here where pilots trained. Watch the video first and then enjoy the displays, arms, and planes. A very well put together museum.

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Golden, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The museum is very complete re WWII gliders. It's here on the (remote) Llano Estacado because the majority of WWII glider pilots were trained here. First-class displays, including several partial gliders and one whole one. (There is also a reconstituted glider and in St. Marie L'Eglise in Normany). Take exit 9 off I-27, and it's within view. The Google map... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Nice little place. I enjoy history and learned some facts I'd never heard before. I recommend spending about two hours going through this museum where you can see the different displays and models relating to aviation on a self-guided tour. Watch the video about gliders and the dangerous jobs they performed in the war. The fact that they could tow... More 

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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