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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

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Address: 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525
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
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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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What a fantastic place

What a great place to visit. The new science exhibit is fantastic. My kids had a great time. There is so much to see and do. Plan for a couple of hours here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. The new science exhibit is fantastic. My kids had a great time. There is so much to see and do. Plan for a couple of hours here.

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Brantford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair, let me start by saying that I don't know much about aviation history. If you are an Air Force buff, or plane aficionado, you would probably have a more meaningful time. We had a good couple of hours wandering around and reading the exhibits and looking at the planes - it sure gives you a different perspective... More 

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omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of planes, I have been several times and still enjoy going. Best to go on a tour if you go, just call and make sure there is going to be a tour that day and at what times. You can walk around on your own but I find the tours most interesting.

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Osceola, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon wandering around and reading about all the displays. We really did have a decent afternoon. The place was very clean and well kept. The airplane simulator was our favorite part. (Kind of expensive though, 10 dollars for a 5 minute deal). There is a lot to look at and you can easily spend hours there. They... More 

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Midwest USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like aircraft, they have some nice ones. The SR-71 is impressively displayed upon entrance to the museum. I tried to pick my favorite plane and came up with about 5, but honestly, I’ll bet you get the shivers standing near this SR-71 Blackbird. I kept returning to some of the planes after I saw them but this Blackbird... More 

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

Thanks for the great overview. I hope you can return again! We change our gallery out 4 times per year. You were here to see SAC in 100 Artifacts but the Courage From Above: SAC Missiles will be next. Two times per year we have traveling STEM exhibits and it sounds like you may have missed a tour. The tour... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Strategic Air Command and aerospace museum houses a great selection of the bombers and support aircraft used by SAC up until 1992. This includes both an SR-71 and a rare B-36. Docents provide good background on individual planes during free tours. The on-site cafe is very basic, fast food, and drinks. Plan to spend at least 2 -3 hours... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking to see a diverse collection of military aircraft and other military exhibits, this would be a good choice.

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Spencer, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of the museum IMO is the SR-71 as you come in. They have many other planes all refurnished very well. I enjoyed seeing a B-17. I felt the signage could better maybe having signs at both ends, I was also hoping you could go through more of the planes and all you can do is walk around them... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. We are a non-profit Museum which means we have to raise money to change things like signage. Our goal is to add more interactive displays around the aircraft but that's $25K per display. We are one of the only air & space Museums that allows the up close and personal (without barrier) experience. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Lincoln, NE and decided to ride with some family over to Ashland to check out the SAC Museum. If you like aviation or history (or, better yet, aviation history) then you will find the museum interesting. They had small display cases with various aviation related models or items/accouterments. The museum had quite the variety of planes housed... More 

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Blair, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for anyone that is interested in Air Force plane history, and the Strategic Air Command. Amazing display of military jets, and some space modules. They also have some flight simulators.

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