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Strategic Air & Space Museum

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Address: 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003
Phone Number: +1 402-944-3100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Strategic Air and Space Museum is a museum focusing on aircraft and...
The Strategic Air and Space 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, missile, 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 host 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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Great tour, store not good

We had a wonderful time during the tour that Don presented. Very educational museum. Our experience with the museum store was not good. I had to go back in because we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Lebanon, Missouri
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Lebanon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time during the tour that Don presented. Very educational museum. Our experience with the museum store was not good. I had to go back in because we were charged too much for a t-shirt and then one item we purchased was not in the bag.

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Museum. We apologize profusely about your experience in our souvenir shop. I hope that this has now been resolved but if not then please contact the Museum on info@strategicairandspace.com with full details. We sincerely hope that this did not spoil your experience and that we will... More 

Bismarck
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was great to view all the aircraft that I dealt with while I was in the Air Force and so many more. There is great deal of work that has been done maintaining these displays and presenting the history of the Strategic Air Command. All displays are accompanied by a poster detailing the history of the aircraft and most... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Museum. Preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command is one of the key missions of the Museum and we are pleased that we are achieving this. We hope you will be able to join us again one day in the future - the Museum staff... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a part of our 69th annual reunion of WWII unit (12th Armored Division) in Omaha, we visited the Strategic Air & Space Museum--a short bus ride out to Ashland, NE. The number and variety of aircraft on display there is overwhelming. Not many people will ever get to see so many aircraft which have contributed so much to our... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope that we will welcome you back one day soon again. The Museum staff and volunteers work continuously to bring in new exhibit and put on special events so the Museum has always something new to offer next time... More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is definitely interesting, could really have alot to improve upon but still pretty cool history to look at.

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Museum. We would love to hear more about what could be improved at the Museum and will welcome an email from you with more details: info@strategicairandspace.com. Thank you and have a great day! More 

South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having been a member of the USAF for 23+ years and most of that in SAC (Strategic Air Command), I was interested in just how the museum was set up. It is most impressive, from the hanging SR-71 to the wide range of aircraft below (and new ones on the way). For me it was a trip to my beginnings... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your service! Preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command is one of the Museum's key objectives and we are pleased to see that we are achieving this successfully. You might note that the Museum opened a new exhibition last weekend (Aug 22) called 'Moving the SAC Museum' which you will no doubt be interested... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a wonderful museum & learning center! My boys LOVED it!!! The tour guide was awesome but you do have to do a bit of planning or be a bit lucky like we were as there is only 1 tour a day (11 am I believe). The only thing that could make this place any better is if you were... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write this great review! The Museum staff and volunteers work to bring in new exhibits and activities for the young generation and so it is good to read that your boys had a good time with us. We hope to welcome you back soon, perhaps for one of our special events... More 

Lincoln, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Warning...being a long time airplane nut this is a biased review! Went to this place with wife, daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids aged 4 and 8. I was the only military airplane fan in the group, but it didn't seem to matter. The kids had great fun sitting in the seats, watching the videos and running through the open areas... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write this great review. It's great to read that you and your family had a good time at the Museum - the staff and volunteers here work continuously to bring in new exhibitions and activities for youngsters, to let them experience aviation, space and science. We hope we will welcome you... More 

Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fantastic place to spend a couple hours. Wear good walking shoes. All exhibits are inside, so weather is not an issue. Able to get up close enough to be able to touch most of the planes. You don't realize how big some of these aircraft really are. This is our third air museum and by far the best one. Aircraft... More 

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a this great review. We area really pleased that you had an enjoyable time at the Museum and hope that we will welcome you back one day soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This a great museum for any air force enthusiast. Not the most entertaining or interactive museum so youngsters might get bored quickly, but if you are willing to read the giant boards on every aircraft their is a lot of cool information to be learned.

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your feedback on the Museum exhibits. We would welcome comments on how you feel we could make the Museum more entertaining and interactive - the Museum has a Science Zone dedicated entirely to children, a Nanoscience exhibit,... More 

Northglenn, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The SASM has an impressive collection of aircraft from the cold war. Most notably the SR-71 in the entry and the B-36 which is unbelievably big, it dwarfs the B-52 parked in front of it. They also have a really well done memorial to the holocaust which was moving and unexpected.

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Katerina_Pickup, Public Relations Manager at Strategic Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope that we will welcome you back one day soon again. The Museum staff and volunteers work continuously to bring in new exhibit and put on special events so the Museum has always something new to offer next time... More 

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