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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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History Come Alive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank TimNJanet
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard of this place and finally had the opportunity this last weekend. Very impressive. This museum tells a great story about a little known community of aviators from WWII. These glider pilots and the Soldiers who rode to war inside them were a very brave group of young men. The timelines, photos and displays are very well done. It's... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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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