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“This will add to your WWII knowledge”

Silent Wings Museum
Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum tells the story of gliders that were used during World War II.
Reviewed June 3, 2012

The museum was a little hard to find but very informative. So little has been said about the glider program of WWII but it contributed a lot to the final phase of WWII. The museum is well appointed with many pictures and has a actual glider. This will add knowledge to any WWII buff plus it is interesting to see how the pilots were trained and all the problems they would face after cutting the tow rope from the pulling plane.

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"off the highway"
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I only had enough time for a quick walk thru and the movie but this was so cool! If I'm back in Lubbock, I'll return for a real visit!

1  Thank BeachbumAggie
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

This is a wonderful museum if you are a WWII buff like I am. This is a division of the military I never even knew about. What these brave men did is just awsome. You need to go check it out.

1  Thank RitaG308
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

great little museum which honors those who risked much to keep us protected. You can be in and out in a few hours. well worth your time and attention. My ten year old had a great time.

2  Thank anaconda21
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

This museum is housed in the old airport terminal building which is a perfect setting for it since the Lubbock airport was a key base for training glider pilots in WWII. We had no idea that roughly 10,000 gliders were used in the war and how important they were to several major campaigns. If you think flying a wooden box behind enemy lines isn't scary and brave by itself, wait until you see the videos of gliders being "snatched" by low-flying planes so wounded soldiers could be taken away to safety. The glider pilot lucky enough to be picked up safely still has to land his flying box back safely when he gets back to his side of the front.

The museum exhibits are excellent, albeit a little random in order and a bit repetitive. However, I don't know of any other place where you can see a restored CG-4A glider in nearly mint condition. Make sure to see the video first, it is excellent and puts it all into perspective.

Your admission here is reciprocal with that for the Buddy Holly museum; we thought this one was better by far.

2  Thank docj9000
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