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“Windmills galore”

American Wind Power Center
Ranked #5 of 53 things to do in Lubbock
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Owner description: Largest windmill museum in the United States.
Austin
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70 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Windmills galore”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great afternoon experience. Could have stayed for another 4 hours, it was facinating. Might visit again.

Visited August 2012
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London
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing display of windmills and turbines”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

I finally had the opportunity to visit the American Wind Power Center (Windmill Museum) and it was amazing! They have some windmills set up outside including a massive, modern turbine, and a huge building crammed full of displays. They have everything arranged with signs to explain the type and origin. They've even set up a few "scenes" including examples of a grain mill, and several wagons, including a real Chuck Wagon.
I highly recommend a trip here if you are interested in the history of wind power. It's very inexpensive. Don't miss their massive mural painted on the walls of their banquet room!

Visited August 2012
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Gainesville, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“its a neat place to see, most of us have never had to have a windmill to draw your water”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

the Windmill was a important item to have on the farm and most still have one when the juice is not working at the ones that have to have power. You will see windmills that were working on many west Texas farms.
you can see the park where Stubbs bar-bque is at on the way.

Visited March 2012
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Woodway, Texas
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Windmills! Who knew? So many amazing speciments of windmills from the mid-1800's to the current day. We stumbled on the American Wind Power Center by accident - somehow our hotel did not carry brochures about it. This is an interesting lesson about a little known, little considered, aspect of American history. People interested in the mechanical, technical aspects of wind power will love the displays. Great place for people of all ages.

Visited June 2012
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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews
“Windmills from beginning to present day - excellent”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Great museum - very informative and many exhibits of all types and sizes. We attended a wedding here - outdoor ceremony and reception inside the large hall with a huge mural depicting early west - beautifully done.

Visited June 2012
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Thank William B
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