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American Wind Power Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Wind power, plus some surprises

I was mostly interested in the windmills & wind turbines (the idea of having a collection of these... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frank D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Family day out

We loved seeing all the different types of mills. The variety is enormous inside and outside. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“wind mills”(9 reviews)
“doll houses”(5 reviews)
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 4 days ago

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

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved seeing all the different types of mills. The variety is enormous inside and outside. The model trains in the first room are very neat to watch as well. Reasonably priced.

Thank MooreWater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has exhibits from the first windmills on the Continent to the most up to date wind turbines on display. The exhibit is very well maintained and is a pleasure to browse. Highly recommended!

Thank WillBurksII
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an awesome place, Not only on wind power but how it support the railroads, so there are trains that run on tracks around the building going thru miniature towns and then travel up a 15' spiral in order to get to the tracks up...More

Thank billandgeorgeannal
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Took the grandchildren. They seemed to enjoy it. Has a model train plus a lot of windmills and great explanation of workings and how important they were to the High Plains of Texas

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The place is interesting for everyone. We spent and hour and a half there with our 5 year old granddaughter who loved the trains and doll houses. She even found the windmills interesting. While the windmills outside are interesting and you can walk around them,...More

Thank John-Galt-Of-Dallas
Reviewed June 24, 2018

If you are fascinated by and have a love for old windmills, you will really enjoy this place. They have a huge display of windmills inside the museum and they have a good many working windmills outside. It is well worth a stop and it...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

I have always been fascinated with windmills, how they are built and how they run. the American wind power center is definitely a place to go to learn about them. all kinds of windmills from all over the world

Thank dedf450
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I found this attraction interesting. Windmills and windmill history are presented they also have a huge model train and miniature house display. I'm not sure how they fit together but all in all a nice attraction.

Thank Capn_C
Reviewed April 26, 2018

They have windmills from the 1800's to current. All sizes and descriptions. They have mill stones and windmill weights. They also have miniatures and a really amazing toy train set up. Well worth the stop.

Thank Ahgo4gusto
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May 25, 2017|
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Response from jerryd381 | 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