Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Lubbock: Silent Wings Museum

Photo by Barbara Brannon

GLIDE ON: The Silent Wings Museum, situated in the Lubbock airport's converted former passenger terminal with panoramic views of active aircraft, tells the story of the U.S. Combat Glider Program and the significant role it played in World War II. Most American glider pilots received their wings at South Plains Army Air Field, now the Lubbock airport site. The museum includes a WACO CG-4A glider, one of the few remaining fully restored gliders from World War II along with several exhibit galleries, a theater, a restored C-47 airplane and a research library.

Watch the following video to learn more about World War II airfields and fighter training in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the World War II on the Texas Home Front mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel mobile app.  Learn more about the tour and the app on the World War II theme page at the following link:



  • 6202 North I-27
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • 79403


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

  • Adult: $8, Seniors: $6, Youth (7-17) & Students (w/ID): $5, Members, Active Military, & Children (6 and under): Free


Photo Gallery

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