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American Wind Power Center

1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
+1 806-747-8734
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So Many Windmills

Who knew there were so many different kinds of windmills? There are so many to see. The display... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonja M
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Lubbock, Texas
Impressive museum

Visited this impressive museum when a friend recommended attending it to see a corvette car show... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
June C
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Lubbock, Texas
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Largest windmill museum in the United States.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“doll houses” (4 reviews)
“unique museum” (5 reviews)
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1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
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+1 806-747-8734
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"doll houses"
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"unique museum"
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"large collection"
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"trains running"
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"train display"
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"very cool place"
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"real life"
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"new building"
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"american history"
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"interesting sites"
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"great place to visit"
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"mackenzie park"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew there were so many different kinds of windmills? There are so many to see. The display is impressive. Since it is in a warehouse type building I recommend going during a cool part of the day. The inside can get pretty warm. The...More

Thank Sonja M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this impressive museum when a friend recommended attending it to see a corvette car show being held inside this large facility. So I got to enjoy some beautiful cars and a bonus of many interesting windmills, a fantastic mural, large miniature train and doll...More

Thank June C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bartender for a class reunion at the Wind Power Center, it was amazing, I had never been there and before the party started I got a chance to walk through. There is this giant mural that has amazing art work. There all...More

Thank Lynne O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Learn all about windmills, railroads and their importance for all of west Texas. Many full examples of windmills, inside and outside. The model trains are fantastic and they run automatically over the entire facility. Their are also miniature houses that are great to...More

Thank Ramon J
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Its wonderful to see these wind turbines while driving on the interstate. definately worth a stop and taking a clic.

Thank ashar g
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is worth a visit. Interesting to learn about the impact windmills have had on the area. Never realized the number of different types of windmills. The visit was short, informative and interesting.

Thank mycohomes
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you grew up with windmills the way I did, this windmill museum will be a magical visit, and transport you back to your childhood. The juxtaposition of all the windmills indoors is a site for the eyes, and the windmills outdoors turning/spinning in the...More

Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I had no idea there were so many windmills. If you're in Lubbock this is definitely worth a stop. It's also child friendly because there's nothing they can harm. Besides windmills they also have trains that my sons loved.

Thank Thompsonian
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A unique exhibit of how water was made available to ranchers and farmers.There are also exhibits of how wind power used for mechanical productivity.Far more interesting than one would think and well worth the time to go and check it out.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Who knew people collected this kind of stuff?!? There are all kinds of wind generators from early farming/ranching days right up to today’s powerful windmills. There was a huge Vestas power generator in pieces so we could see what it looked like inside. Displays not...More

Thank Melodycthomas
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CHERYL P
26 May 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
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A R K
12 June 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
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