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“Excellent Air Museum in Southern Colorado”

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Pueblo
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is located six miles east of Pueblo, Colorado on U.S. Highway 50 at Pueblo Memorial Airport.

The museum is managed by the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society for the City of Pueblo. The start of the museum can be traced back to 1972 when Pueblo City manager Fred Weisbrod began collecting vintage airplanes at the municipal airport.

The museum's collection includes about 30 vintage aircraft, displayed outside and in the museum's two large indoor hangars.

The museum also features a number of display of military uniforms of the era, arms and other relics of American Wars. It also includes a scale model of the Memorial Airport as it looked during wartime operations.

The first hangar was constructed in 2001, large enough for half the aircraft collection. The old museum space was converted to a theater, library and offices. The library currently includes over 6,000 volumes and 1,500 videos. Four years later a new gift-shop was added, and in 2010 a second hangar was constructed.

Be sure to visit the International B-24 Memorial Museum located in the first hangar, and view its extensive collection of memorabilia and information on all Bomb Groups and Air Forces which utilized the B-24 in combat operations.

The museum's collection is extensive and displays restored World War II, Korean War, and Cold War era aircraft.

The time-consuming restoration of aircraft is also done by volunteers. Their work is seen in the incredible restorations of many of the aircraft on display, such as the F-100 Super Sabre, B-29, C-131A, F-86D, F-84 Thunderjet, F-104 Starfighter, T-37 Tweet and others. More aircraft are lined up for future restoration, such as the B-47 Stratojet on display outside.

We highly recommend a visit to the museum for aviation enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in vintage aircraft and Colorado aviation history. You'll be welcomed, and treated well, as we were during our recent visit!

The Flight Gift Shop is conveniently located onsite.

Parking is free, and a small admission fee is charged.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

My dad is a WW2 & Korean War nightfighter pilot vet so checking out this museum appealed to us. We toured this amazing museum and really needed more time. Be sure to note the hours of operation. There is a great deal to see and several buildings, also a large outside exhibit. History really comes alive in this place. Gigantic planes that seem like they couldn't possibly get off the ground...let alone taxi down a runway, helicopters that look like bubbles, everywhere we looked were historically accurate vehicles and exhibits with stories behind them. Our guide and docent was totally authentic, too, with a tremendous knowledge of aviation history-some of which he himself made in accumulating his over 11,000 hours in piloting planes. There is a giftshop with much to see and buy. This museum is nearly completed and some of the planes and exhibits are still in progress but a definite must-see for anyone...even kids would love this place. Ahhh-inspiring.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you like to visit static displays of aircraft, than you should make a stop in Pueblo. It is a nice way to spend a couple hours looking over the history of our area.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a great museum to visit for all ages. It is set inside and outside of two hangers by the airport. Everything was real life sized aircraft and memorabilia from all military branches. There are several aircraft set up to tour. There is a children's area where they can dress up and color. There are a few educational videos playing throughout the buildings. My only complaint is that it was HOT. They do offer free tours when they have personnel available and kids are FREE!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The tour guide was amazing. He catered to young and old. He was very knowledgable. My husband and two year old had a blast. There is great history here.

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