Colorado Aviation Museums

There are many aviation and airplane museums around the United States. It would mostly likely take a lifetime and a fortune to travel to every single one. It doesn't mean that you cant try though!

In these pages you will find a list of aviation museums by state. Each museum contains a description, location, and various other military history museums you can find nearby. Milsurpia has been created for the military history enthusiast and wants to make finding these gems easier. This list of has been archived together as a community. If you notice a museum missing or would like to contribute information, please feel free to reach out and submit it!

To submit a museum or organization for consideration please contact us. Photos and descriptions of locations will not be listed without expressed consent.

Aircraft Parking

Private pilots take notice! Airplane museums around the country are available for you to fly into. Many of the museums in the below aviation museum directory allow private pilots to park for free at their facilities. When you are planning your next flight out, think about checking out one of these museums and supporting the community. Be sure to check the website and / or call ahead for proper parking and taxi instructions.

Event Planning

Another great thing about aviation museums is those wide open hangars! Many of the below museums offer their hangars for events. Consider checking them out and renting a hangar for your next event.

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Peterson Air Museum

Welcome to the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado's oldest aviation museum! Our museum preserves and portrays the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. Our museum is located on the site of Colorado Springs’ first municipal airfield. The original airfield structures, built between 1928 and 1941, still remain; three of which anchor our Museum complex. The museum also includes an airpark with 13 aircraft on static display and a Medal of Honor memorial. The museum is named after 1st Lieutenant Edward J. Peterson, a World War II Army Air Forces pilot and native son of Colorado who died in an crash in August 1942. The air base, which formed in April 1942, was renamed in his honor in Dec of the same year. We showcase our rich civil aviation and military history, with significant highlights from Peterson Air Force Base, Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and our military Heritage. From our barnstormer beginnings in the Roaring Twenties, through the daring exploits of our World War II pilots and into the modern space era, our exhibits are sure to capture your attention. The museum is located within Peterson Air Force Base. Access to non-military personnel is available by appointment. Directions for scheduling an appointment is available at our website below. (Description provided courtesy of the Peterson Air and Space Museum Foundation)

T-33 aircraft at Pueblo Weisbrod Air Museum

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is a non-profit aviation museum located in Southern Colorado. It was founded in the mid-1970s by former Pueblo City Manager Fred Weisbrod. The museum is made up of two hangars that were built in 2005 and 2011. The hangars house several of the museum's aircraft along with thousands of artifacts dating from World War One to modern day. PWAM is home to the International B-24 Memorial Museum and the Southern Colorado Space Museum and Learning Center. There are several historic military vehicles in the museum's collection, many of which are still in operational condition. The museum is located six miles east of Pueblo, Colorado on US Highway 50 at the Pueblo Memorial Airport, occupying space on what was the Pueblo Army Air Base during World War II. It is managed and maintained by the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society. The museum's collection includes around forty military and civilian aircraft, as well as several military vehicles. The museum hosts periodic open cockpit days and fly ins at the neighboring Pueblo Memorial Airport. PWAM houses an extensive collection of books and research material in the museum's library. The museum is run by a volunteer staff of men and women who provide tours, run the gift shop and do aircraft restoration and maintenance. (Source: Wikipedia)

Spirit of Flight Museum

The Spirit of Flight Foundation's History Gallery offers a truly unique display of historic aviation history. The world-class collection blends general and military aviation to inspire the wonders of flight. Many one-of-a-kind aircraft and unique flight artifacts and memorabilia have been acquired to honor the men and women who have contributed to aviation history and to also educate the general public on the efforts to build and fly aircraft. Our mission is to acquire, restore, preserve and display aviation history to honor all American veterans, to educate the general public of the significance of aviation, and to inspire future generations to become involved in aviation and/or aviation history. In addition, the Spirit of Flight Foundation produces aviation-themed film and television projects to support its mission. The Spirit of Flight focuses on showcasing one of a kind and rare pieces of aviation history from 1935-1975. We are a 100% volunteer-run, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supported entirely by museum visitors, members, donors and corporate financial support, as well as through aircraft and parts sales, gift shop sales, and donations of memorabilia. The Spirit of Flight collection is frequently updated with new items and rotating exhibits, including the Mobile Museum. There is something for everyone!

Fort Lupton, CO