See and touch the battle scarred, bullet-riddled propellor of a BF-109 that went down fighting and was recovered 60 years later. Learn more about the experiences and unique contributions women have made to aviation. You’ll get to see a very rare target drone made by Radioplane, the same company Marilyn Monroe worked for during World War II. Although the core of the collection is centered on military history you’ll find a refreshing variety of memorabilia and rare artifacts, such as a Messerschmitt sewing machine!
Come often. Our collection is frequently updated or rotated with new items. In addition, there are featured displays which highlight historic events, groups, people, aircraft, manufacturers and much more .
There’s something for everyone!
MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION:
SAT: Second Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
Please check our events page for the latest!
$5.00 admission. Kids under 3 are free, and Spirit of Flight members always get in for free!
DIRECTIONS TO THE SPIRIT OF FLIGHT CENTER:
2650 S. Main St.
Erie, CO 80516
Directions from DIA/Denver
Exit airport on Pena Boulevard to Interstate 70. Go East on I-70 to I-25 and go North on I-25 towards Ft. Collins. Continue North on I-25 passing under the E-470 overpass. The next exit is Highway 7 (Lafayette exit). Take this exit and go West on Highway 7. You will pass the Erie Airport on your right as you come West towards Lafayette. Turn right on East County Line Road and go North approximately ½ mile and turn right on Main Street and go North. The Spirit of Flight Center is on the right.
Flying into Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK)
If you are flying into the Spirit of Flight Center, take the taxiway for RWY 9/27 West and taxi over the bridge to the Spirit of Flight Center (NO PLANES OVER 12,500 lbs!). You can also park on the Erie ramp and contact us for a quick ride to the collection.
The Spirit of Flight Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is available for special event rental providing a most memorable setting. We can help with your event!