Wings Over The Rockies Aviation & Space Museum

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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, 1994. 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 aircraft armament. 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.

General Information

    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
Attack - 'A' 1962-Present
 Vought A-7D (Corsair II) Serial No: 69-6188 
Bomber - 'B' 1924-Present
 Boeing RB-52B (Stratofortress) Serial No: Unknown 
 Douglas B-18A (Bolo) Serial No: 39-25 
 Martin EB-57E (Night Intruder) Serial No: 55-4293 
Bomber - 'B' 1962-Present
 Rockwell B-1A (Lancer) Serial No: 74-160 
Fighter (Germany)
 Fokker D.VII Serial No: Unknown  
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 Convair F-102A (Delta Dagger) Serial No: 56-984 
 General Dynamics FB-111A (Aardvark) Serial No: 68-297 
 Lockheed F-104C (Starfighter) Serial No: 56-910 
 McDonnell F-101B (Voodoo) Serial No: 58-271 
 North American F-100D (Super Sabre) Serial No: 56-3417 
 North American F-86H (Sabre) Serial No: 53-1308 
 Republic F-105D (Thunderchief) Serial No: 60-508 
 Republic RF-84K (Thunderflash) Serial No: 52-7266 
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E (Phantom II) Serial No: 66-286 
Helicopter - 'H' 1948-Present
 Piasecki (Vertol) H-21C (Shawnee) Serial No: 55-4218  
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Lockheed T-33A (Shooting Star) Serial No: 56-1710  
Transport - 'C' 1925-1962
 Beech C-45 (Expeditor) Serial No: 42-37496  
Utility - 'U' 1952-Present
 Cessna U-3A Serial No: 57-5894  


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 , Indiana

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
 Denver, Colorado

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]
 Atlanta, Georgia

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
 Hialeah, Florida

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
 Denver, Colorado

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: WWW.WINGSMUSEUM.ORG ! Thank you, Lance Barber Volunteer Curator of Military Aircraft/Collections Mgr.
04/09/2006 @ 09:39 [ref: 4949]
 , California

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]
 littleton, Colorado

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
 Angola, Indiana

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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