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American Wind Power Center

1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
+1 806-747-8734
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Interesting place to visit

After reading the reviews (and being a Science teacher), I wanted to visit this center. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
a thrill to see

a true experience of the development of wind power over 100 year period. even the 2 year old really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lubbock, Texas
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Largest windmill museum in the United States.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1701 Canyon Lake Dr, Lubbock, TX 79403-4908
+1 806-747-8734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews (and being a Science teacher), I wanted to visit this center. The collection of windmills is outstanding! Not only do they have a huge collection of windmills, they also have a model train track set up that children would love (who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a true experience of the development of wind power over 100 year period. even the 2 year old really got into the train exhibit.

Thank Z1840IPkeithk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been interested in this center for almost 40 years. The beginnings were the idea of one person who really didn't have the time or money to make it work. Since that time other folks interested in wind power have helped make this the...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's windmills or millstones or model trains -- there's something here to delight and intrigue anyone interested in rural American history. The various exhibits are very well-organized and informative.

Thank MinersDaughter2014
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This place is huge! The entrance very lovely with so many windmills on the lawn. More interesting things to see inside. They need more visitors to spread the word.

Thank mrosas24
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

They have a very fascinating train display and display of miniature houses. My husband and I were very interested in the windmills and milling by stones. The kids thought the trains and running around outside was better.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Stopped by here on out trip home from Montana. After seeing so many windmills in Nebraska and power generators throughout the high plains of Texas, it was interesting to see the history of windmills from the 1800's to today. 28 acres worth. Hundreds of "fans"...More

Thank bayersclaw
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This wind mill power center is a wind mill museum The museum has every windmill ever made (I think) maybe not but it has more than I would ever imagine The cool thing is they are all assembled inside and out This is a MUST...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Loving making pit stops to see interesting sites within towns/cities that I visit. This is certainly a must see if you are in the area.

Thank lawbit
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
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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
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