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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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Mesquite, Nevada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was great. Lots of history. Lots of airplanes. Well displayed and annotated. Interesting stories or local folks from Nebraska. Budget 2 to 3 hours.

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State College, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This museum is amazing if you're into aircraft and related hardware (like I am). Their collection is outstanding and visitor-friendly. We stopped in during a cross-country motorcycle trip and it was well worth the stop. The lighting on the displayed aircraft was less-than-ideal, but did the job. Yes, we'd stop back in the future - and this time arrange for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Outstanding exhibits for you to examine up close. Many historical displays I hadn't expected. Well laid out and labeled. The main part of the museum consist of two floors, but an elevator is available. The "Searching for Humanity" exhibit was especially well done and thought provoking. So much to see in one place. We paid $12 per person to get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Discovered this while visiting I-80 Speedway for a special event. Really a remarkable exhibit of history of the creation and evolution of air defense during critical eras. Great exhibits. Done first class, clean, professionally done.....and so much info presented in easy to read and understand mediums. Great place for kids and really special for us who experienced those eras., Learned... More

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Keystone, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great place to stop and not crowded. Grandson loves trains and planes. This place was perfect for him. Lots to see and do. Riding the flight simulators is a most for young and old.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In the middle of nowhere but so cool to tour. I was on a business trip and stopped in. Well worth a few hours.

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Norfolk, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It costs $12 to see less stuff then when it was in Bellevue at Offutt. They nickle and dime you to do every little extra feature in the place. Not worth it. You would think the place that used to be the Stratetic Air Command would have the best stuff. Save your money and go to D.C. to see a... More

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Plymouth, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I made an unplanned stop here on my way across country. It was the best decision I made on the whole trip. I spent 3 hours in the museum. If you are a military vet or history buff you will love this place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I took my elderly father here to experience this with me. There are many models of diverse air force planes to see, From cargo and troop transport aircraft, to Fighter jets and bombers, Prop and jet engine You can't go inside most of the aircraft, just view them up close from the outside or from the open bomb bay doors... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The best part of the SASM is right where you walk in. Seeing that amazing SR-71 up close is a real treat. Unfortunately, once you part with your admission fee to see the rest of the place, it's something of a letdown. Aircraft---and there are quite a few--are parked or dangling inside two hangars. You pretty much walk around and... More

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