For the first time in 25 years — and maybe ever — the general public can climb to the top of the 164-foot-air traffic control tower of the historic Stapleton International Airport, now the site of aviation-themed brewpub FlyteCo Tower. Tours begin on November 15, with limited tickets available every Wednesday (right now the tour is at 4 p.m.).
Tours cost $10 and you must be 10 years old or older and capable of climbing the equivalent of 11 stories of stairs (sorry folks, but no working elevator). Once you reach the top, you’ll be treated to unparalleled 360-degree views of the airport grounds, surrounding cityscape, and majestic Rocky Mountains in the distance. Plus, those 21+ will toast with a beer shot!.
This vantage point offers fantastic photo opportunities for aviation enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Guides will provide fascinating insights into the role of air traffic control in the world of aviation. Learn about the critical work that happens within the tower, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in and out of the airport.
Tours are not only fun, but make an affordable gift for anyone who loves history, beer, aviation and a moderate workout.
The now defunct Stapleton International Airport previously served as Denver’s main aviation center before being replaced in 1996 by DIA. The tower sat vacant for 20 years before Punch Bowl Social moving into the building in 2017.
You can purchase tickets here. If a date is sold out, keep checking back as more dates are added.
3120 Uinta St., Denver.