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
TTU Vietnam Center & Archives
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.
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Places of Interest in West Texas
12 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
National WASP Work 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!
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