Places of Interest in Lubbock and West Texas
Places of Interest in Lubbock
Museum of Texas Tech
The Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It consists of several components: the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, and the Lubbock Lake Landmark. The Museum is a member of the Blue Star Program which gives free admission to military personnel and veterans.
Silent Wings Museum:
The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.
TTU Vietnam Center
The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. The Vietnam Center also seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly - but not limited to - the American military involvement there.
Places of Interest in West Texas
TTU Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial
Created for the purpose of honoring the sacrifices for our freedom, the center portion of the memorial commemorates South Plains veterans who were killed in action. The brick and marble monument is dedicated to the veterans of Lubbock and the South Plains area and an adjacent area honors living and deceased members of the U.S. Armed Forces. A final section is for citizens who wish to show their support of veterans and the memorial.
12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
The primary mission of the United States Twelfth Armored Division Memorial Museum will be to serve as a display and teaching museum for the study of World War II and its impact on the American people.
American Airpower Heritage Museum in Midland
The mission of the CAF Airpower Museum is to tell the complete story of World War II military aviation by collecting, preserving, and interpreting World War II material culture.
National WASP World War II Museum
The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation!