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Spend an Afternoon with Wings Over the Rockies

One of Denver’s best-hidden gems is The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.

By Elizabeth Leer on May 9, 2017

One of Denver’s best hidden gems is The Wings Overthe Rockies Air and Space Museum located in Hangar 1  on the east side of what was the old Lowry Air Force Base campus.  Exploring the more than 180,000 square feet of full-size exhibits is a delightful and informative way to spend an afternoon with the kids.

The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum has more than 50 original aircraft that date back to 1939 providing its visitors with the rare opportunity to see some of these iconic air and spacecraft up close and personal. The mission of the museum is to both educate and entertain their visitors in order to spark the imagination and desire to learn more regarding flight and the history of man’s journey into the skies and space that encompass the planet we live on.

Their regular calendar of events includes something for all ages, from Hops in the Hanger to Drones 101 where you will learn to fly a drone in one day, to the Little Wings Club. In addition to a regular calendar of events, the museum also offers the ability to host birthday parties and private events.

There is a cost for admission as well as an additional cost for attractions such as one of the three types of flight simulators in which you can experience the sensation of flight from the cockpit first hand. Other special events and temporary exhibits may have their own pricing depending on the exhibit, so be sure to check online for ticket requirements and hours if you are looking to participate in a specific event. These admission and ticket prices all go towards maintaining the museum and its many exhibits and events.

Additionally, you can become a Wings Member with one of their seven annual membership packages. The annual rate is reasonable, and the membership includes unlimited general admission visits as well as a variety of special events; making the annual fee worth it.

This unique venue continually adds new exhibits to their inventory of spectacular flight inspired residents that include long-term exhibits such as the Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter, and short-term exhibits like the Da Vinci Machines Exhibit, so make sure to check out the exhibits and events calendar regularly to keep abreast of what they have going on.


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About the author: Elizabeth is an adoptive Colorado native according to her Colorado native friends. After moving to Colorado for work 26 years ago, she has found the opportunity to live her life dream as a Professional Writer while also getting to live the Colorado lifestyle that makes Colorado such a great place.



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