Denver Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a museum that tells the story of aviation in Colorado and beyond. It is the largest aviation museum in the Rocky Mountain region.

Located on the former World War II Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado, WOTR was established as a nonprofit institution by area aviation aficionados in 1972, who set out to preserve and restore Colorado’s rich aviation history.

The purpose of this Museum shall be to collect, preserve, display, and interpret for the education and benefit of present and future generations aircraft, equipment, documents, artifacts related to military or commercial aviation; aeronautical art and literature; outstanding aviators; aviation pioneers; airline companies and employees; significant air battles or wars which were fought on Colorado soil or over its airspace during times of peace or war and to collect all things which pertain to aviation.

WOTR has amassed a collection of over 80 military and civilian aircraft, including a B-29 Superfortress, the world’s only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie, an A-7 Corsair II, the world’s only flying Curtiss JN-4 Jenny as well as numerous experimental/prototype aircraft. We also have one of the largest collections of vintage and modern flight simulator equipment open to the public in the country (please visit our website for details). With a continuous schedule of programs covering all aspects of aviation history from 1910 to today, WOTR is sure to have something for everyone!

Over 300 interactive exhibits are on display in four exhibit galleries featuring Flight Simulators with over 20 historic aircraft to choose from, including a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

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The museum has more than 60 aircraft on display, including vintage propeller planes, jets, helicopters, and gliders.

The museum has a working restoration shop with craftsmen who work to conserve and restore the aircraft on display: they have restored World War II-era aircraft such as a B-29 Superfortress Bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter bombers, Cessna T-37 Tweets, and an A-7 Corsair II jet.

The Museum works in concert with airport officials at the former Lowry Air Force Base site, allowing public access for up to 55 operations per day from 6 am to 10 pm. These operations include both private aviation as well as commercial air tours provided by Rocky Mountain Helicopters.

The Museum offers a host of education and outreach programs for students, educators, and the public. We also have both on-site and outreach opportunities for scouts to work toward their Aviation merit badge or just come out and see what it’s all about!

It is one of over 100 museums across America designated as homes by international historical aviation organizations, in this case, the Collings Foundation’s Wings Of Freedom Tour aircraft program (donated a B-17 Flying Fortress).

The museum has a working restoration shop with craftsmen who work to conserve and restore the aircraft on display: they have restored World War II-era aircraft such as a B-29 Superfortress Bomber, P-51 Mustang fighter bombers, Cessna T-37 Tweets, and an A-7 Corsair II jet.

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