We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

American Wind Power Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
Phone Number:
+1 806-747-8734
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Largest windmill museum in the United States.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 136 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
Amazing experience

I wind to wind power power center out of curiosity. I was amazed at how many wind mills they had. It was interesting the different types and what they are used for. Kids will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lubbock, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 134: English reviews
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wind to wind power power center out of curiosity. I was amazed at how many wind mills they had. It was interesting the different types and what they are used for. Kids will like the model train loop.

Thank jtcr2017
Odessa, Fl
Level Contributor
90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see! Something for everyone. Don't miss the trains and the doll houses. There is a "farm" of windmills outside, but they don't compare with what's waiting for you inside. We spent 2 hours inside and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Even the mill stones were interesting and include a short video explaining how they are made and how... More 

Thank Donna C
O Brien, Texas
Level Contributor
122 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has an awesome display of windmills. Also an event center! Knowledgeable friendly staff. Very clean and kept up todate.

Thank RafterGRanch
Austin TX
Level Contributor
123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are four collections: windmills, grindstones, trains, dollhouses. We didn't see the connection of the latter two. We saw the connection to the grindstones. But there was no windmill with a grindstone and maybe one windmill looked large enough to power a grindstone. There isn't much information about wind, wind power or windmills in general. It is a large collection... More 

Thank augerAustinTX
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fascinating experience! Take the time to be amazed. Learning about the wind power that helped settle the prairie to the sustained energy producer we see all around us today. This museum is both nostalgic and relevant.

Thank Garett N
Plainview, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Not only do they have a beautiful collection of windmills, but they also have a wing of dollhouses built by Alta Reeds!!! So extremely detailed and beautiful, I couldn't believe my eyes!!!

Thank CRThomas1225
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Lots and lots of different types of windmills on display. There is a huge train track inside also to see with many trains. Think this is the largest windmill display in the world.

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

So many "one of a kind" windmills and turbines. The collection is very educational and the kids will love seeing the model trains and the windmills and turbines on display outside. Some of them are HUGE! Great experience, and can even be ok as an activity for a rainy or snowy day (but you will like the outdoor displays more... More 

Thank jeffhM932XN
Lubbock, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

For a historical museum, the American Wind Power Center is an outstanding place to visit. I would have never expected that there would be so much to learn about windmills. The train exhibit was excellent and would be very exciting for children. Going with a group so that you can have a guide is a real plus. Well worth the... More 

Thank jerryd381
Woodbridge, Virginia
Level Contributor
241 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Driving up to this museum, you will be overwhelmed by the sight of so many windmills, each different from the other. The awe doesn't stop there. When you get inside, there are hundreds and hundreds more. We learned a lot about the relationship between windmills and the success of the railroads, and how windmills did so much more than grind... More 

Thank Sonia719

Travellers who viewed American Wind Power Center also viewed


Been to American Wind Power Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of American Wind Power Center and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
2 days ago
Malone, Texas

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from American Wind Power Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?