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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
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Largest windmill museum in the United States.

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Wonderful venue for a special event!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Beverly C
Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Saw the windmills and drove in and sure glad we did. Very large collection of windmills, old and new. From a turbine to a Dutch windmill. Displays inside of mill stones, miniature houses, working train displays and windmills. Great way to spend an hour or two. Staff is very friendly and informative. Really glad we stopped in.

Thank Healey2012
Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is an interesting museum where you can see many windmills and turbines up close. I went for a special event and got to see the museum for free. There was a new train installation and doll house miniatures that kids would enjoy.

Thank AliMaddieGood
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91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a trip to Red River, NM. We saw dozens of windmills pumping on the way there. We decided to hit the wind power museum. We spend over 2 hours and could have spent more. I never knew that there were so many different types and manufacturers of wind mills. Some were as much new to purchase... More 

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