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Strategic Air & Space Museum

28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Large museum housing more than 24 aircraft, including bombers.
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Williamsburg, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had high expectations for this because of recommendations from friends but I was a bit disappointed by my own visit. We were here on a Wednesday afternoon and maybe weekdays are different from weekends but here is my experience. When we entered, were given a map but no directions of where to start or best way to navigate through... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Museum is about a half hour west of Omaha. If you like aircraft history this is a must see. Starts when you drive into the parking lot and see the static displays of missiles near the entrance and continues when you enter and see a SR-71 as you pay. Building as 3 hangers. 2 are full of aircraft and mementos,... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While this is probably a great museum if you have a son who loves looking at airplanes, the overly expensive tickets ($12) reduce the parents' joy. Though there are many planes here to observe, there are absolutely none that you can enter. Also, there is little information about the planes or their history available to the guests, which further limits... More

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Cary, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was amazing that they were able to get so many planes in a large building. I was able to enter bombers from WW II. I learned more about fighters and bombers.

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Wichita, Kansas
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The facility is two air hangers with a museum in between them. We did see several interactive programs for younger kids and there were simulators that I knew I'd be sick in... but, everyone came out exhilarated. I was disappointed in the "space" aspect, as there isn't much space-related there; however, if you are interested in aviation, it's a dream.... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
105 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were disappointed. The website says it is open 10 to 5, but actually in the summer it opens at 9. They really don't have that many planes and no other exhibits that are very interesting. It is hard to find the explanatory poster for some of the planes. Probably the best display is the one about the Dolittle Raid... More

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Bossier City
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You can get lost in the history of these aircraft and missiles. The B-36 is truly amazing. Watching the movie clip on the SR-71 was great fun. Thought there were some displays outside, but told everything is inside. Oh yes, the SR-71 near the entrance was a nice touch as you could see it from above and below.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a pretty large museum. We have always liked going to take pictures and to marvel at the different aircraft. It's a great place to go to learn a little bit about history and to enjoy at least an hour or two walking around. The gift shop is gigantic and even if you buy nothing has lots more to... More

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Bellevue, Nebraska
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was so excited to see this museum. We were definitely disappointed. It looks impressive when you walk in, but the lobby is the only place that is. The display areas are very dark. There is no flow to looking at things. This was a Saturday and most of the planes were roped off. It could be great. Right now... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

at $12.50 I thought it would have more interactive things. The airplaines were great. the roof in the main commons area was leaking and they had buckets out catching the water. great way to kill a couple of hours though.

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