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American Wind Power Center

Closes in 15 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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American Technolgy on Display

A must stop in Lubbock to see the technology that helped tame the West. Every conceivable windmill... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Worth a visit

We had family in town visiting and it was a cold day so we went to the Wind Power Center and really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Largest windmill museum in the United States.
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1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
+1 806-747-8734
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must stop in Lubbock to see the technology that helped tame the West. Every conceivable windmill configuration that was used to enable steam trains to cross the vast American plains and high desert with water stops every 20 to 30 miles. The windmills that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had family in town visiting and it was a cold day so we went to the Wind Power Center and really enjoyed our visit. Our grand kids especially enjoyed the trains and trying to find things on the huge mural wall. I had no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting museum that has over 200 windmills! Learn about how windmills work and how designs evolved over time. Also about how windmills were use to drive mills and an amazing collection of mill stones. Didn't realize that the design of millstones was so different,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TooMuchtoDo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the new railroad wing to host our employees' annual party in February. We had used the original semi-outdoor area several years earlier but this is a newer wing featuring the trains and how they were inter-dependent with the windmills.. The staff was extremely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beverly C
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

There are over 200 windmills here. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I enjoyed each exhibit. There is a model train running in one are af the exhibit that is very interesting. There were several period dollhouses that were remarkable. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 308ruthf
Reviewed January 5, 2019

The lady in charge of the Museum was excellent at explaining about wind power and the exhibits. She was very enthusiastic and made the tour very interesting. The display of windmills was extensive and a huge mural was very impressive.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JEANETTEK665
Reviewed December 13, 2018

this is good place to spend time with some older kids looking at antiques form the west and learn about history

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Since moving to the present location it seems that everything is "new" that on display. Actually I guess they cleaned up all displays. They have every type of windmill that has ever been produced. The only display of its kind in the country.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ger G
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our tour guy was amazing. We learned all the history . Everyone in our group had the best time. We will go again and encourage everyone to go. Just so educational for all ages

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 919ajh
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I was mostly interested in the windmills & wind turbines (the idea of having a collection of these never crossed my mind but once it did, was intriguing). They have those in abundance, but what was surprising was the excellent collection of miniature houses, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank D
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from jerryd1740 | Reviewed this property |
They would certainly love the exhibit of model trains which is in a very large room. Their interest in the many different types of wind turbines would probably be limited, but the parent could help that by pointing out the... More
June 11, 2015|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
It's reasonably inexpensive. $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. You could spend one or two hours inside, and spend another hour wandering around outside. I think I would have done it all in two hours, including the... More