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“If you like War Birds don't pass this up, lots of history”

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Plan about two hours to see all of the museum maybe more. We've stopped her several times on our travels cross I-80. There is a lot of history to learn and some very interesting Space exhibits as well. The first thing you see when entering the museum is the SR71 Blackbird starring you down it is beautiful. There are two very large hangers separated by another one that is used for restoration, all planes are inside. You can get up close to these planes and some weekends they even have some you can go in. They offer sleep overs for kids groups.

This museum used to be at the SAC "Offutt" Air Base near Omaha. Offutt is where the Presidents air planes are kept and serviced including the 747 Command ships. This is where they scrambled the George Bush to when the planes hit the twin towers. There is a Presidential office set up there and there have always been rumors of a very deep bunker there similar to NORAD.

General Admission
Free for SASM members
Adults: $12.00
Senior Citizens: $11.00 (65 +)
Active/Retired Military: $11.00
Children: $6.00 ( Ages 4 to 12)
Parking is free during your museum visit

Museum Address:
28210 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003
Toll Free Phone (800) 358-5029
Phone: (402) 944.3100

Thank totman
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was my husband and I's second trip to the SAS museum. Our son was only 2 when we first visited and didn't really remember being there so now he is 7 and a big military buff so he was super excited. We also had my 2 year old daughter with us and she was just running from plane to plane in awe of them. We also had my parents and brother and his wife and children, boys ages 5 and 9, with us. They all had an amazing times. When you first drive up it has major "WOW" factor and it doesn't disappoint inside. We will be returning for sure when we visit Omaha again.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great attraction for the family. Activities and exhibits for people of all ages. There are plenty of areas to keep the kids interested and participate with hands on experiences. Amazing to see so much aviation history in one place. A little pricey to get the whole family in, but a great experience for the kids.

Thank Cory B
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is an excellent museum of miltary aviation. If you take your time to look and learn, there are more planes than you can see in a day! Along with the airplanes, are displays and mini-theaters of other points of history, such as the Holocaust, Doolittle Raid, etc. There are cutaways of airplane engines, as well as drones, uniforms, and many other aviation artifacts. There is a library full of aviation and military publications, and a restuarant in the Museum. There are a few missiles and rockets displayed outside, but almost everything is under roof, which makes this a good rainy day attraction. This museum is well worth the time spent there!

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This museum covers a variety of aircraft, missiles, and even space shuttles. The building is huge, with the planes spread out through two hangars. Against the wall of the hangars there are smaller displays, such as uniforms, model planes, parades, etc.

Thank AF_Hiker
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