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American Wind Power Center

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Address: 1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
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+1 806-747-8734
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Largest windmill museum in the United States.

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Wind power through the ages

So many windmills used in the USA and this is the place to see them, items from the past and graduating to the future.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many windmills used in the USA and this is the place to see them, items from the past and graduating to the future.

Thank rwc2017
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun experience. Hard to imagine so many different models of windmills. Particularly enjoyed the mural room and opportunity to participate in the "find the" game.

Thank kwiezy
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun place to visit to see the large variety if windmills that have been used over the years. There are many outside on the grounds as well as a large collection to see inside the museum. You can also see a large variety of grinding stones that have been used over the years. There are miniature model homes... More 

Thank RobertSuzanne
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We used the museum for a company dinner party. Guests came early to enjoy the museum and then we used the beautiful large patio to serve a chuckwagon dinner. The caterer drove his chuckwagon right up on the lawn adjacent to the dining area. The fabulous mural adds another element of history and interest.. Highly recommend!

Thank Beverly C
Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is a great to visit - Interesting history on windmills of all kinds - Kids get a real thrill of touching various exhibits and going thru the modern windmills that produce electricity.

Thank Gonzalo D
Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Wind Power Center is absolutely educational in the wind mill development throughout the years. There are wind mills from long ago that helped make this area to what it is today. There are also other items of interest, such as water pumps, agriculture equipment, etc. The facility is laid out for easy access and very clean. I would recommend... More 

Thank JimP1943_04
North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Just the outside is interesting - with so many different windmills on display. I stopped to take pictures, listen to the quiet turning, and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank cedar4604
Lynden, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Loved the history of the windmills and grist stones. We really enjoyed the displays of miniatures too, what patience and detail those must require.

Thank Kimberly W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The windmill exhibit specializes in the water pumping windmills that were a necessity of dry-land farmers. All sizes, all designs, all brands are displayed and explained well. There are also electric generating windmills from small ones used to keep the battery charged for the radio before electricity came to the farm to an installed and operating wind turbine like the... More 

Thank BigReedy
Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited this attraction thinking it would be nice to for a morning activity. There is so much to see and enjoy here that we wished we would have had all day. To think that one lady's dream has developed into this impressive collection and display of the variety and importance of windmills in our country's history. There are many... More 

Thank Kathy398

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