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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

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Address: 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525
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+1 402-944-3100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is a museum focusing on...

The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum is a museum focusing on aircraft and nuclear missiles of the U. S. Air Force. The objective of the Museum is to preserve and display historic aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles and provide STEM education sessions to the young generation. The Museum is a $29.5 million, 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) building that features a glass atrium, two aircraft display hangars, a traveling exhibit area, a children's interactive gallery, a 200-seat theater, a museum store, an aircraft restoration gallery, and a snack bar. The glass atrium is constructed of 525 glass panels that encase a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The Museum hosts regular travel exhibitions and several special events throughout the year. The Museum's Education Department is committed to fueling the curiosity of children across the Midwest and to educating them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Regular STEM sessions, workshops and camp programs are available at the Museum.

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A full squadron of bombers

The strategic air command museum is worth visiting with its comprehensive fleet of USAF bomber aircraft from world war 2 to the modern era. There are a few aircraft outside the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The strategic air command museum is worth visiting with its comprehensive fleet of USAF bomber aircraft from world war 2 to the modern era. There are a few aircraft outside the museum, which is easily reached off the I80, with a B1 and various ballistic missiles by the entrance. Inside the foyer a SR71 blackbird is suspended above the entrance.... More 

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Burwell, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our extended family stopped here after a trip to Mahoney State Park. Group included elementary age and teens on up to grandparents. Interesting displays of aircraft and other machines. Grandpa in particular enjoyed these and explaining various things from his military days. Simulated helicopter rides were a big hit with the kids. Lots of interesting displays, recordings of radio broadcasts... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had two tired boys, 4 and 9, who were not interested in the planes except the ones they could get in. We had to take turns reading the history. However, they really enjoyed themselves once they found the kid zone, made friends and had a ball with the hands' on games, etc. in that room. Then the other room... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a great overnight program with our Scouts. We did the astronomy merit badge. The kids really enjoyed the simulator and the tour. They have a great collection of cold war aircraft. It is cool to see how the technology evolved throughout the cold war and just how large the B-36 was.

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Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you are interested in U.S. military history and aircraft, I would highly recommend a day at the SAC Museum. I learned more about the Cold War years than ever before. The museum has some very rare aircraft from that era as well as some WWII vintage aircraft. There is a café on site so one can spend the day... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

pro= 1.good displays 2.family friendly 3.military discount cons= 1.expensive entrance fee 2.flight simulators are about 13.00 per person on top of what you already paid to get in 3. no interactive exhibits (can not get in planes) 4. kids center very small 5. no real space exhibits ( misleading) . 6.Its cold in their.

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Deb H, Manager at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I hope you didn't miss the Space section in Hangar A. True there are not as many space artifacts as there are aircraft but the Museum has the Apollo Command Space Module (CSM) 009, Project Vela Satellite, X-38 Crew Return Vehicle (CRV), a Rocket Communications System, NASA Shuttle Avionics Integrated Laboratory Test Station and a display... More 

Gothenburg, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have lived in Nebraska our entire lives and never visited before. It was so worth it though. My teenage daughters, my husband and myself spent hours there. So much history. Will visit again.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The history in this building is just amazing. We did the tour hosted by Jim, the 1 1/2 tour took us through the two buildings with planes you will not see in other museums. All of the bombers and fighter planes are in wonderful condition. The Black Bird spy plane is the first thing you see in as you enter.... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This museum is likely my favorite and is worth going time and time again. If we lived in Omaha, I would volunteer my time there. It is great for those interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to visit the SAC Museum for several years,, and finally did this past week. It was a thrill to stand next to some of the great aircraft of the modern era. The amount of time and skill that has gone into the display and narration of the exhibits is simply astounding. For anyone... More 

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Deb H, Manager at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! There are so many reasons to come out often! Events...new exhibits...and get inside an aircraft! More 

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