Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is located six miles east of Pueblo, Colorado on U.S. Highway 50 at Pueblo Memorial Airport (see map below).
The airport is located on the site of historic World War II Pueblo Army Air Base constructed in 1941. The base conducted advanced training for crews of the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator and the B-29 Superfortress. In 1948, the base was transferred to the City of Pueblo for commercial and public use. A number of commercial and industrial tenants are located on the airport property today, including the Air Force's Initial Flight Screening (IFS) program.
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (staff photo)
The museum is managed by the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society for the City of Pueblo. Its start can be traced back to 1972 when Pueblo City manager Fred Weisbrod began collecting vintage airplanes at the municipal airport.
Today the collection includes about 30 vintage aircraft, displayed outside and in two large indoor hangars.
It also features a number of display of military uniforms of the era, arms and other relics of American Wars. It also includes a scale model of the Memorial Airport as it looked during wartime operations.
The first hangar was constructed in 2001, large enough for half the aircraft collection. Older display space was converted to a theater, library and offices. The library currently includes over 6,000 volumes and 1,500 videos. Four years later a new gift-shop was added, and in 2010 a second hangar was constructed.
Be sure to visit the International B-24 Memorial Museum located in the first hangar, and view its extensive collection of memorabilia and information on all Bomb Groups and Air Forces which utilized the B-24 Liberator in combat operations.
Highlights of Aircraft on Display
The collection is extensive and displays restored World War II, Korean War, and Cold War era aircraft.
Included in the collection are well known aircraft such as the following:
- Boeing B-29 Superfortress
- Boeing B-47 Stratojet
- F-84 Thunderjet
- North American F-100 Super Sabre
- F-11F Tiger
- Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
- T-37B Tweet
- F-86D Sabre Dog
- UH-1D Huey
- HC-21 Workhorse
- A-4C Skyhawk
- A-26B Invader
- C-47 Skytrain
- C-131 Samaritan
- Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
- and many others
Location, Admission, Parking and Hours
We highly recommend a visit for aviation enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in vintage planes and Colorado aviation history. You'll be welcomed, and treated well, as we were during our recent visit!
The facility is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are military veterans or have other aviation experience. They are friendly, knowledgeable and willingly provide mini-tours of the aircraft and their aviation experiences.
The time-consuming restoration of aircraft is also done by volunteers. Their work is seen in the incredible restorations of many of the planes, such as the F-100 Super Sabre, B-29, C-131A, F-86D, F-84 Thunderjet, F-104 Starfighter, T-37 Tweet and others. More aircraft are scheduled for future restoration, such as the B-47 Stratojet outside.
The airplane gallery is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. The Flight Gift Shop is conveniently located onsite.
Parking is free, and a small admission fee is charged. For more information, phone 719.948.9219, or visit the official website of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. See map below for location and driving directions.
Exterior of one of the aircraft hangars at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Colorado
Indoor view of one of the hangars
Nose art on B-29 Superfortress "Peachy", S/N 44-62022, at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (circa 2013)
Updated nose art on B-29 Superfortress "Peachy" (circa 2018)
F-100D Super Sabre, Serial Number 55-3503, Tail Code SS, Pueblo Weisbrod Museum
F-104 Starfighter, restored as part of the aircraft collection
C-131A of the United States Coast Guard
T-28C Trojan of the U.S. Navy
F-86D Sabre Dog, S/N 23653, restored in Colorado Air Guard colors
Area Map of Pueblo Colorado
The map below shows the location of the aircraft displays in Pueblo. It is physically located at 31001 Magnuson Avenue, Pueblo, Co. 81001. Phone 719.948.9219 for detailed information, or visit the official website of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. For airport information, connect to the website of Pueblo Memorial Airport.