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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 #28 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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Minneapolis
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Louth, Ireland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Pure pants. As my other half is involved in aviation, I get to visit many air museums, and this one is not good. The purpose of their being seems to be to an provide an interesting venue for corporation events and children's parties. We were not provided with a map and I felt that many of the aircraft on display... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great variety of planes, especially fighters and bombers. Star of the show was the B-1 and the thermo-nuclear bombs it carried. (Don't worry, I'm sure they were disarmed.) You can get right up close and personal and take photos anywhere. Well worth the 25 minute trip from downtown.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you love fighter jets this is a great place. They have a good collection but they could use better signage for the items. Obviously this is not the Smithsonian but they do an ok job on the money they bring in. It took me less than an hour to walk thru this.

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