1 Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum, Granby • Named after the first U.S. female airline captain, this museum is chock-full of aviation displays, photographs and artifacts. Warner passed away — or, in aviation-speak, “flew West” — on Fourth of July weekend 2020, so be sure to visit the museum to learn more about this esteemed pilot. Call 970-531-1100 or visit grandcountyhistory.org.
2 The National Museum of World War II Aviation, Colorado Springs • Located on a 21-acre campus at the Colorado Springs Airport, this museum features 28 fully-restored flying aircraft as well as an array of exhibits and U.S. armed forces’ vehicles. Call 719-637-7559 or visit worldwariiaviation.org.
3 Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo • Located near the Pueblo Memorial Airport, PWAM has nearly 100 years of military and aviation history showcased throughout two hangars. Call 719-948-9219 or visit pwam.org.
4 Spirit of Flight Foundation, Westminster • The Spirit of Flight’s home is moving to the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport. In the meantime, you can schedule an appointment to feast your eyes on flight artifacts and memorabilia, or you can check the museum’s website to find out where its mobile air museum will be. Call 303-460-1156 or visit spiritofflight.com.
5 Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver • Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, Englewood • The popular Air & Space Museum recently opened an “interactive aviation center” at the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery in Englewood. Its interactive exhibits, flight simulators, airport tours and more will leave you inspired to take flight or possibly look into an amazing career in aviation. Call 303-360-5360 or visit wingsmuseum.org.