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    Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport: 5401 N Martin Luther King Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79403

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The Silent Wings Museum
The Silent Wings Museum

The Silent Wings Museum

Right next to the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. This museum is dedicated to explaining the mission of glider pilots who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. The museum originally opened in 1984 in Terrell, Texas, but it moved to Lubbock in 2002. One of the main attractions at the Silent Wings Museum is a completely restored C6-4A glider. The museum is currently in the process of restoring a British Horsa glider for display. There are three galleries here with photographs and artifacts about the missions conducted by the glider pilots. Silent Wings is open every day except Monday.

National Ranching Heritage Center

One of Lubbock’s top attractions located south of the airport. This almost 28-acre site is devoted to explaining the role of ranching in American history. It is especially focused on detailing what ranching and cattle raising was like in the pioneer days and during the time of the large cattle drives. There are almost 50 old ranch buildings on display at the center. Some of the buildings on display include barns, windmills, an old school building and ranch cabins. There is also quite a large display of Western art as well as a large collection that contains over 1,000 spurs. The National Ranching Heritage Center is open every day.

Prairie Dog Town

Located south of the airport is an interesting attraction for the whole family it is located within MacKenzie State Park near the Meadowbrook Golf Course. Prairie Dog Town started out in the 1930s with only four animals. Now, it is a major colony. According to the Lubbock Convention Bureau, it is one of the city’s top attractions. In 2005, the area was renovated to give visitors a better view of the prairie dogs. In addition to prairie dogs, there are several burrowing owls located here. Prairie Dog Town is open daily.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center
The Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center

Another attraction south of the airport. This museum opened in 1997. The center does not have a permanent collection. Instead, temporary exhibits are held in the center’s four galleries each year. Some past exhibits have featured work by artists Jessica Camp, Don Wink and Daniel Lindsay. Also at the museum is a site devoted to explaining how art objects are made out of clay. The center is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

The American Museum of Agriculture

This museum houses an extensive collection of items related to farming and farm life. There are several exhibits here including an exhibit of antique farm tractors and an exhibit of farm related toys. One of the most interesting exhibits is a re-creation of a blacksmith shop from the 1920s. This museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.