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“A Super Duper Museum”

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.
Marsing, Idaho
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Super Duper Museum”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This museum is a must if you are near Lubbock. There is a tremendous display of working windmills outside as well as the parts of a 1.5 Meg Wind Turbine that you can touch.
Inside are dozens of windmill fans etc and pumps in a beautiful display. There is a banquet room that was being set up for a wedding reception with a wonderful mural on three walls.
There are salesman samples and a great display of rare windmill weights.
Don't miss it if you are at all interested in our heritage.
It is across the road from the Museum of American Agriculture.

Visited March 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very cool”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Windmills as far as the eye can see! Very unique. I had never seen anything like it. Definitely recommended if you're in the Lubbock area.

Visited November 2012
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Texas
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Was a nice surprise.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a museum about windmills and the new wind generators. Hubby almost cancelled because, well, the subject matter doesn't sound too fun. It was interesting and worth the fee. I learned a few things and saw some different and some cool collections of windmills. There is some history of the plains from Michigan to Texas and their is an exhibit about a ranch owned by an African American family I believe in the 20s-30s. The information is well done; however, some items lack information if any. Example there is a bird's nest shown on top of lots of barbed wire. No note. The reason is during the Dust Bowl so little vegetation was around they used the wires. Other than that a nice short trip and you can learn some new things. Oh there are some exhibts outside and we drove around, but it was just a bit too nippy to walk around.

Visited January 2013
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Plano, Texas
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5 reviews
“fascinating history of wind power”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The American Wind Power Center shows the history of wind power on the Great Plains of the United States. They have examples of nearly every make and type of windmill, from the monster double-wheeled models to tiny, cheap models that the poor farmer could order from the Sears catalog and put together himself. They also have working examples of modern wind chargers. It's a great museum and shows a very important part of our western heritage.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Windmill coolness”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Get there in the morning for some fabulous shots of Antigue Windmills from the past. A Modern Wind Turbine stands drawfs the wooden bladed windmills.

Visited November 2012
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