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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
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

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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Great museum!

Very interesting and informative museum for older children and adults! Cost is not to expensive since it is a non- profit. Takes about 1 to 2 hours to walk though, longer if you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carrie C
Oviedo, Florida
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Oviedo, Florida
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum for older children and adults! Cost is not to expensive since it is a non- profit. Takes about 1 to 2 hours to walk though, longer if you read all facts.

Thank Carrie C
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the SAC museum for the first time and were totally impressed. Well worth a visit to see the history of flight and all the old, restored planes. A great place for all age groups.

Thank Ron G
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a plane nut and find this place to be amazing. They have some truly remarkable planes hear and provide great reading material for all the displays. If you like aviation you don't want to miss this place.

Thank redmnsrt4
Lincoln, Nebraska
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history and science to see here. It is presented in a way that our 6 and 8 year old loved. They offer special events throughout the year that are a lot of fun as well. A little pricey, but worth the cost.

Thank apeters1088
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planes of all sizes and kinds. All inside. My only disappointment was that I could only look and take pictures. You can not enter any of the aircraft.

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

Hi Gerald, We do have opportunities to get inside the aircraft. 1) Members get to once a month with our Airplane of the Mo program 2) there are public times we do this... Father's Day is one of them. We are a nonprofit and need to staff this activity. Hope to see you again. More 

Marietta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a wow factor the moment you walk in. The building and the exhibits work together to draw you in. The staff was friendly and informative. One of my favorites was the "blackbird" you see as you first walk into the building. Don't miss the theater where they interviewed pilots who flew in the blackbird program. Inspiring! We... More 

Thank ljsong
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planes have always interested me and this is a very cool display. As a baby boomer, SAC and the Cold War were top of mind and this is a great display of history in that era. I have never been that close to a B-52, you can look right up into the massive bomb bays. All the planes on the... More 

Thank Kjwachtel
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding collection of late WWII and Cold War planes and all indoors, too. Great kids area for elementary aged kids. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank HuskerTraveler2
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

This museum has multiple full size airplanes and really interesting rotating exhibits. The history of aviation and space exploration and the planes of war make for an interesting visit. Tucked on top of the Platte River valley hills, it is a must see in Eastern Nebraska.

Thank Adam W
Independence, Missouri
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Not only did they have the giant B 52 and B 36,, and the fast and high spy type of planes, they also had an early C 47 tail draging cargo plane, and a C 54 four engine transport plane, which were the first two planes I flew in during my time in the Air Force during the Korean War,... More 

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

Thanks for visiting! I hope you can make it back for one of our events. We have events monthly but Helicopter Day is coming up...May 27 with 10 helicopters landing in the parking lot and allowing guests to get inside and see them. Fun stuff inside too! Something for everyone! More 

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