The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $24 for a 30-minute flight simulation and museum admission for one (up to $46 value)
- $48 for two 30-minute flight simulations and museum admission for two (up to $92 value)
- $84 for four 30-minute flight simulations and museum admission for four (up to $184 value)
After pretend-piloting a fighter jet in the Aviation Xtreme Flight Simulation Center, check out the museum’s 48-plus aircraft and exhibitions on space technology.
Groupon customers should note that those who did not purchase the Groupon are responsible for paying standard admission into the museum.
Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Aviation Xtreme's simulators let land-locked folk fly aboard jetfighters and WWI- or WWII-era aircraft in aerial missions or close-range combat. Aspiring aces strap into the cockpit of their simulator and choose from aircraft such as an F-15A Eagle, F-4 Phantom, or P-51 Mustang. After a short instructional video, they take off into the realistic blue yonder on a chosen mission, which can include an anti-ship mission or ground-attack mission. Each simulator is part of a larger computerized network, allowing friends to go head-to-head in a dogfight or team up to carve clouds into self-portraits.
Aviation Xtreme is housed inside Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, the former locale of the 1930s-built Lowry Air Force Base that closed in 1995, reports Frommer’s. These days, the 150,000-square-foot hangar houses more than four dozen airplanes, including five Century Series fighters and one of two B-1A Lancers on display in the world. The museum is even home to a full-size X-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars and the Harrison Ford Welcome Theater, where the staff starts each day in hiding to surprise Mr. Ford in case he visits.
In addition to aircraft from films, the museum’s space and rocketry exhibits include full-scale replicas of boilerplate spacecrafts used to train Apollo missions to the moon. Others models recreate planes in all their glory, such as the 16-foot Titan II launch vehicle, while hands-on exhibits replicate the conditions of space travel.
What some people are buzzing about:
A very neat place with a good variety of aircraft.... One of the best features of this place is how close you can get to the aircraftMjldly, TripAdvisor, 7/29/13
What a great museum!... The place is very well kept and the staff is very friendly.Heather G., Yelp!, 8/28/12
90% of 465 customers recommend
“Was great.husband loved it. Allow for time n good walking shoes.”
“See if one of the volunteers will assist with a tour. Otherwise, displays are pretty random.”
“Really fun experience for someone with background and knowledge of military aviation. There is a simple mode for new pilots, but experienced pilots can quickly step...”
“Really fun experience for someone with background and knowledge of military aviation. There is a simple mode for new pilots, but experienced pilots can quickly step up to all the capabilities they want. After flying the basic simulator with my son, I signed him up for an hour of time on the more advanced (A-10) simulator. Considering the cost of the equipment, their prices are very reasonable.”
7711 E Academy Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80230