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American Wind Power Center
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Lubbock
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Owner description: Largest windmill museum in the United States.
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great place to take the family!! I was impressed. Very interesting! Good place to go.!!! Had a wonderful time!!

Thank Chuck K
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This museum is done very well and my group found it very interesting. It really is a bunch of windmills from all over the county so if you like mechanical and history stuff, you'll love this.

Thank 135Greg135
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Want to learn a little about windmills? Old...new...history of? This was a fun little outing. We were here over the Thanksgiving holidays and were looking for a few things to do, and or see, in Lubbock. We didn't have a lot of choices and thought this would be interesting. We were not disappointed. We were there early, and with no other customers there, we were given a very personal introduction and history lesson by the owner. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Steven A
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This unusual museum will tell you about how the west was won--with wind power that water to the surface. great displays and excellent explanations. Not too big, not to small. I would think kids would love it, too. Don't miss this one--IMHO one of the best attractions in Lubbock (and I live here).

Thank Diving_Cyclist
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Being from the UK, we do not hold windmills in quite the same esteem as US citizens. However, with their use becoming a more common sight over in England as renewable sources of electrical generation become ever more necessary, this museum caught our eye.
The first surprise was how large it is, both within the buildings and in the surrounding grounds. The second was the welcome we received on entering. Granted, it was not the tourist season so there were few people around but we were immediately accosted by a very friendly and knowledgeable gentleman who took us on a comprehensive tour of the exhibits with detailed descriptions of the workings and the background to the various types displayed.
Used initially by homesteads to pump well water, the windmill has progressed through many designs to the current, high-tech, versions now providing electricity nation-wide. Along the way some weird looking machines were devised and many of these are here, both on static display and working in the grounds. Indeed, one very impressive 'mill (more correctly termed turbine these days) supplies all of the electrical needs of the site and also feeds surplus to the grid.
Those of an artistic bent are well catered for by a huge mural painted on the wall of the restaurant depicting many versions and uses of the windmill over the last century or so within their, mainly rural, settings.This is a true work of art completed by a local lady and is worth the (very reasonable) entrance fee alone!

Thank RalphMidlands
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