Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver

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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Founded in 1994 and housed at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Wings is dedicated to inspiring, educating and entertaining the public about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future.

As an education-focused organization, we understand the importance of open communication and learning. However, we do moderate comments made on our social platforms in order to maintain a family friendly and respectful environment. Comments will only remain posted if they are on-topic and respectful.

We are dedicated to providing visitors with a quality experience – both online and at the Museum. We address all constructive criticisms quickly and efficiently. Please direct message us with any questions or concerns you have.
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  • Loved it, my 2 little ones loved it, my husband was in love, it was great. With Covid some things were closed off like the simulators and such so that was a bummer but is definitely worth a trip back....  more »
  • Fun museum, but a little thin on the history of some of the aircraft. Also, due to Covid I think some of the volunteers were not available to add context. Still, a fun way to spend a few hours and.....  more »
  • I have to admit, I love aircraft museums. The outside of this building was huge, so I was really expecting a lot of exhibits. But it was quite then compared to some others that I have seen. Also.....  more »
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  • We spent a couple hours here with our young kids (4 and 6 yrs old). They enjoyed the kids area and the simulator. My husband, whom has his private pilot's license, very much enjoyed the simulator. They had a lot of cool planes to look at. Would have given it five stars if they had more hands on exhibits and/or if they would've had planes you could get in to. A few looked like they may allow people in them, but not on the day we visited. Overall, I am glad we visited during our stay in Denver.
  • A decent sized museum that is a must go for anyone interested in the aviation that's in the Denver Area, with even more at Centennial Airport. Mind you, that some exhibits are a bit on the less maintained side and have certainly seen better days. It shouldn't discourage, since the rest of the museum is in very good shape!
  • Wings Over the Rockies allows you an up close and personal experience with a wide variety of aircraft and their components. The displays feature ejection seats, engines, propellers, jet turbines and the real aircraft themselves. Most have been lovingly restored by a large cadre of dedicated volunteers. The docents onsite are all volunteers that have a passion for aviation. It made for a great afternoon out in a great part of Denver!
  • Great experience! Visited Wings Over the Rockies while visiting Denver. Located approximately 10 minutes from downtown Denver. Friendly staff and a whole lot to do for people of all ages. Checked out several airplanes, helicopters and memorabilia from different eras. Tried out the flight simulator for $7 and was super cool.
  • A fun educational museum. It's fun enough for a date outing, or afternoon with the kids, or to peruse by yourself. The main exhibit changes, so check the website for more info. There are good food options close by, too.

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