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“Excellent if you like planes !”

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Ranked #17 of 255 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Visitors will find over 50 aircraft on display, thrilling flight simulator experiences and a learning center dedicated to the expansion of aerospace education in Colorado. The Museum was also named 2016's best event venue in the Denver Metro by Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent if you like planes !”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very nice and open facility with lots to see. Good video with Harrison Ford showing the Rockys in all their splendor. Plenty of exhibits and allows you to get up close and personal with many fantastic examples of new and old aircraft technology

Visited December 2012
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent little air museum.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband is a history buff with airplanes being his "idols". We have travelled extensively just to visit air museums. What a treat for him to visit this air museum on his birthday. He loved it and in fact he even saw some airplanes he had never seen (a jetwing and the B1 Lancer). It has a very nice representation of planes, there is an 8 minute Harrison Ford movie that is phenomenal and there was a special exhibition of world war I art (I think by Dietz) that blew my husband and 15 year old son away.

There are volunteers sprinkled all throughout the museum whose passion exudes from every pore of their body and they love to let you in on all the wonderful exhibits and areas.

It was rewarding to see the joy in my husband/sons face as they toured the museum and so amazing we had discovered this little gem in Colorado by accident.

Well worth the visit and money.

Visited August 2013
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Busan, South Korea
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Under construction, but still worthwhile”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

First of all, I should point out that we went to this museum at a time of reorganization. Apparently there was a big event coming up, so not everything seemed to be in its proper place. However, it was still a great experience. The airplanes were especially wonderful, and you could get up nice and close to them. The Star Wars X-Wing fighter signed by the likes of Kenny Baker (R2D2), David Prowse (Vader), and Peter Mayhew (Chewie) was especially cool. I'm not as into outer space as I am into airplanes, but the space exhibits were educational and extensive, focusing on Colorado's large role in the country's various programs. Kids will love this place!

Visited July 2013
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Conroe, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A labor of love”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Other than the fact that our 2-year-old grandson liked it, I didn't know what to expect when we went here. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. The entire enterprise is run by volunteers, and how much they care about it shines through everywhere. As a former worker in aerospace I appreciated the accuracy of the information on their signs and the help they offer so generously in learning more. If you're looking for an amusement park, this is definitely the wrong place for you -- it's basically a hangar full of planes. If you remember the last half century and are interested in the history of aviation then, don't miss this. As you wander through the exhibits you'll recall a lot and learn a lot more. The admission is reasonable, and the gift shop isn't a ripoff either. I wish our grandson had a longer attention span -- I could have spent hours in here!

Visited August 2013
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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredible 1/2 day trip”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Had 3 different generations on our family vacation all had an incredible amount of fun and plenty of educational opportunities for all of us.

Visited July 2013
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