|Wings Over The Rockies Aviation & Space Museum|
| Avg. visitor rating: (225 visitors)
|Address(1)||Hanger No. 1, Bldg 401, Old Lowry AFB|
|Address(2)||7711 East Academy Blvd.|
- The Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space
Museum, located on the former Lowry AFB in east
central Denver, opened its doors on December 1,
The museum's mission is to educate the public
about civil and military aviation history and
space technology with and emphasis on Colorado's
contribution to these fields.
The museum is housed in a World War II vintage
hangar and has over 20 aircraft on display along
with various aviation related items including
Also on display is a full-size mockup of a manned
space station crew module. Call the museum for
information about upcoming special events.
- The museum is located in Hangar No. 1,
building 401, 7750 E. Irvington Place, on what
was formerly Lowry AFB. From I-25, take the 6th
Ave exit going east 4.4 miles to Quebec St, turn
right (south) on Quebec and enter the base gate
at 1st Ave, turn left (east) after entering the
gate and the museum will be ahead on your left.
From I-225, take the 6th Ace exit going west
approx. 3 miles, enter the base gate at Dayton St
and take the first left (diagonal) after entering
the gate, the museum will be ahead on your right.
- The museum houses a photo reproduction
laboratory, photo archive and research library.
Please contact the museum for more information on
the use of these facilities.
- Membership and Volunteers
- The museum offers memberships for a modest fee
which includes a subscription to the Wings Over
The Rockies Newsletter. Special Museum Store
discounts and free admission are also included.
The museum is entirely staffed by enthusiastic
volunteers. If you would like to get involved
with aviation / space history and technology then
please consider becoming a member of our
volunteer staff. All you need is enthusiasm and
interest in aviation/space/history. Contact the
museum at the address/phone listed above for more
information about membership and volunteering.
- Hours of operation
- Mon. to Sat. 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Sun. Noon to 4:00pm
- Closed on major holidays
- Members: Free
- Adults: $4.00
- Children (6-17): $2.00
- Seniors (60 & Over): $2.00
- Children (5 & Under): Free
- Children in tour groups: $1.00
- Special Group Tour Discounts Available
- Free Parking
Courtesy Martin Sagara : Research Associate
Exhibits - By Primary role|
Reviews / Comments by our visitors
Whatever prompted me to investigate this particular site of military history, I am grateful, AND awestruck! Hangar #1 was where I took F-15 classes during Desert Storm...MY, HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED! I am happy to see this area was developed, and not left to rot, after the base closed.
I will have to plan a return visit!
03/13/2013 @ 08:19 [ref: 55438]
| Josh Meader|
Been coming to this museum since I was 12 years old, and I love how they seem to have something new every year. The aircraft on display are in great condition and incredible to look at. The B-1A bomber is in my opinion the best one here. It was a training tool here at the former Lowry AFB, and then put on display when the base closed in 1994. Wings is the official Colorado Aerospace museum, and many famous aviators visit the museum for events every year, including Chuck Yeager, Dick Rutan, Jim Lovell etc.
11/05/2008 @ 13:31 [ref: 8505]
I first visted the museum when it was an active base and the collection was all stored outside. Today all but the B52 are inside and in great condition, B1 and F111 along with the B52 are nice to see as are the Vietnam error F4, F100, F101 and F105. An F14 has been added, most aircraft even being inside are well placed for picture taking with a wide angle lense. If in Denver then its a must to see, easy to locate with very helpful staff.
03/12/2007 @ 05:14 [ref: 5726]
pine hill, New Jersey
I was assigned to the 3460th TTG from Basic on Feb 1980. It was one of the best assignments i've ever had. It's sad to this this base is now gone. (So is every other base I was assigned to, except Hill AFB, UT) I plan on giving a visit sometime in the near future.
06/01/2006 @ 06:35 [ref: 5045]
| Richard Bowser|
The F-101B Voodoo that is on display, aircraft number 58-271, was the aircraft I was crew chief on at Tyndall AFB, FL from about 1968-1970. It was one of two (Test Squadron) aircraft which carried tow reel targets. I was a memeber of the 4756th OMS from 1967-1970. This aircraft also did it's share of time on the "alert pad" with live ordinance. The aircraft markings look to still be marked from Tyndall AFB. I have not been to the museum yet, but am planning a visit in June 2006 to see my old fighter.
05/24/2006 @ 07:51 [ref: 5024]
| Lance Barber|
The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (WOR), Denver Co, was formerly the Lowry Heritage Museum (LHM), Lowry AFB. LMH was formed in the early 80s, and when the base closed in Dec. 1994 the LHM Foundation changed their name and the Museum name to Wings Over the Rockies Aviation & Space Museum, then Aviation and Space Center of the Rockies, and now finally Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This should clear up any confusion to the Aeroweb readers.
Admission for 2006 is $7.00. Please visit the offical website for details and directions to this wonderful museum and educational facility:
Volunteer Curator of Military Aircraft/Collections Mgr.
04/09/2006 @ 09:39 [ref: 4949]
On a business trip and got to spend a few hours there. I was once at Lowry as an airman and the visit was great.
07/27/2005 @ 23:28 [ref: 4289]
My son went to one of their kid programs and loved it so much that he talked me into going out to see it. Great show. My son thought the fantasy of flight program was "awesome"
05/13/2005 @ 19:08 [ref: 4061]
, North Carolina
went there while on a business trip and had a great time. One of only two B-1A left is there. Don;t know how they ended up with it but a super cool plane
04/21/2005 @ 21:39 [ref: 3998]
| James E.Denman|
When I lived in Denver The museum was restoring Square D 54 a B29. I did not see it listed here, i was wondering what happened to her. Also are you planning a Matador and Mace display? I went to school there on both. My father retired from Lowry after several years as an Instructor. In fact He was an instructor there on E systems at the same time I was a student in Electronic Fundamentals.
04/07/2005 @ 18:00 [ref: 3969]
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