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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 East Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80220
(303) 360-5360
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Ranked #27 of 139 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum is located within the former Hangar 1 (Building 401) on land that was part of Lowry Air Force Base.  The... more »
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Stroud, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The boys and I loved this stop. Their favorite was the Star Wars star fighter signed by the actors in the movie. The volunteers were great and very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about all the different planes. This is a great place to visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We are members and the boys go often, would go more if we lived closer. Wonderful show of aviation, staff very friendly. Summer camp this year ROCKED! thank you Morgan, my kids had a wonder time.

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Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you or your kids are at all interested in aviation and you're in the Denver area, then this is the place for you to visit. The building alone (a decommissioned Air Force hangar) is worth a look. The whole facility is really nice, but it seems like a young museum that's still trying to get it's legs underneath itself.... More

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Minneapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very nice museum housed in a large hangar. It's surprisingly large, the exhibits are varied and many. We loved looking at and learning about all of the different aircraft, and were surprised that Harrison Ford and the movie Star Wars have a connection here. Would highly recommend! Allow at least two hours.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I did not see any claim by the museum but it is clear it is primarily a US cold war collection specializing in USAF jet fighters and bombers from 1950 to the 90s. As such, it is probably the best such collection of that genre outside of the Air Force Museum in Dayton. Even the Smithsonian has a smaller cold... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If your kids like airplanes, this is a great place to take them. If you have been to the Air and Space museums at the Smithsonian, you will be disappointed, but this museum has some great artifacts and is good for about an hour and a half. The museum is housed in a large hanger at the de-commissioned Lowrey Air... More

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Fairfax
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I purchased a Groupon to go here and what an exciting experience. I selected the 30 minute flight simulation and walked away with my pilot wings:) Well in simulation land, I earned them. I learned to take off, land, and fight in a F15 jet. My instructor a sweet young man was excellent and patient with me. He said I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My partner and I took his parents to the Wings Over the Rockies museum. His dad had been stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, where the museum is located, back in the 50's. There was a decent display of aircraft, and some of the displays/exhibits were informative and well done. But on a 90 degree day, the hangar was warm... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The museum has some interesting artifacts but overall it is a little small. 5 year old seemed to enjoy it a little more than the adults but it wasn't able to keep his attention for very long.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Terrible doesn't describe it. A few planes setting in a hanger. Big deal. And I have no idea where the SPACE part comes in. Save your money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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