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American Wind Power Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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rare place to look at windmills

this is good place to spend time with some older kids looking at antiques form the west and learn... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lubbock, Texas
Amazing historical collection of equipment and windmills.

Since moving to the present location it seems that everything is "new" that on display. Actually I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ger G
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“doll houses”(5 reviews)
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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

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 October 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 18 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MooreWater
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillBurksII
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank billandgeorgeannal
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 25 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John-Galt-Of-Dallas
Reviewed 25 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debbie S
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26 May 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
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