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Review of Hastings Museum

Hastings Museum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a Theatre with a 65-foot wide screen and large domed Planetarium, we house dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats, allowing you to get an up close look at many amazing creatures! We also chronicle the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains, from paleo-Indians to euro-Americans, while providing a look back at the creatures that used to roam this area and swim in Cretaceous Sea. Of course you'll also discover how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 24, 2012

We enjoy taking the kids there, and they don't get tired of it. The museum tries to keep it fresh, while still updating different aspects. The have large screen format films and a planetarium. Well worth the membership!

3  Thank wmbroncosfan
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

I realize that this isn't a huge museum, but that is sometimes what makes them great. They have an amazing gun collection.

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

It has numerous old time vehicles and trucks, gun collections, rock collections, wildlife set in their natural habitat. It also has a planetarium. When we had visitors from Colorado, they were ver impressed that a small city had such a great attraction
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1  Thank Cletus L
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Good on animal display, good planetarium, great 3 story IMAX theater. 15 minutes off interstate. Good for 2-3 hours for adults and children

2  Thank skiNebraska
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Hastings museum has been around for a long time, great place new projector system for 3 d movies and coll kool aide exhibit

2  Thank nitewarrior
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