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American Wind Power Center

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Address: 1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
Phone Number: +1 806-747-8734
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Largest windmill museum in the United States.

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Just the outside is interesting - with so many different windmills on display. I stopped to take pictures, listen to the quiet turning, and enjoy the sunshine.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the outside is interesting - with so many different windmills on display. I stopped to take pictures, listen to the quiet turning, and enjoy the sunshine.

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Lynden, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Loved the history of the windmills and grist stones. We really enjoyed the displays of miniatures too, what patience and detail those must require.

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The windmill exhibit specializes in the water pumping windmills that were a necessity of dry-land farmers. All sizes, all designs, all brands are displayed and explained well. There are also electric generating windmills from small ones used to keep the battery charged for the radio before electricity came to the farm to an installed and operating wind turbine like the... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this attraction thinking it would be nice to for a morning activity. There is so much to see and enjoy here that we wished we would have had all day. To think that one lady's dream has developed into this impressive collection and display of the variety and importance of windmills in our country's history. There are many... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Saw the windmills and drove in and sure glad we did. Very large collection of windmills, old and new. From a turbine to a Dutch windmill. Displays inside of mill stones, miniature houses, working train displays and windmills. Great way to spend an hour or two. Staff is very friendly and informative. Really glad we stopped in.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is an interesting museum where you can see many windmills and turbines up close. I went for a special event and got to see the museum for free. There was a new train installation and doll house miniatures that kids would enjoy.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a trip to Red River, NM. We saw dozens of windmills pumping on the way there. We decided to hit the wind power museum. We spend over 2 hours and could have spent more. I never knew that there were so many different types and manufacturers of wind mills. Some were as much new to purchase... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lubbock is such a perfect place for a Wind Mill museum. So interesting to see some antique windmills that were actually used in the field and later were retired in this museum. This is a great place for both children and adults to learn about the old American farm history. The venue has a big hall with beautiful mural makes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most interesting sites in Lubbock! Take time to learn about what made this area what it is!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We are residing in Lubbock and finally decided to pay visit. It was certainly worth it. Amazed how many different windmills they had on display.

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