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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525
+1 402-944-3100
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great museum

This museum had lots of airplanes from the last 70-80 years that we had heard about and seen photos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Hadn't been there since I was a kid

I haven't seen the exhibits since I was a child probably thirty years ago. Back then it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525
+1 402-944-3100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had lots of airplanes from the last 70-80 years that we had heard about and seen photos of, but never seen in real life. It was fascinating to see what was once state-of-the-art technology looking so old. Really helps one understand how things...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't seen the exhibits since I was a child probably thirty years ago. Back then it was actually at Offutt AFB and so many of the larger exhibits were outside. A big reason that I gave it 4 stars is that I'm looking back...More

Thank Living_in_Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at SAC Museum at 10 on a Saturday. Not too busy but we were not alone. We started with the wing furthest from the "Kid Innovation" area, hoping to have that be the final hoorah, but man were we surprised! Mixed in with...More

Thank Ashlee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand and respect that the tour guides are volunteers, but ours was so obsessed with minutiae that after an hour and a half we had only gotten through one of the three large hangars and had to leave for another engagement. The women in...More

Thank dave f
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Nice collection of planes, memorabilia, artifacts, and so much more detailing SAC and it's people. The planes are the draw, the people as the story. The museum could be helped by strategically placed lighting; many exhibits are just too dark and hard to see or...More

Thank brez00
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was hoping to see more in the way of how the Strategic Air Command was conceived and how it carried out its mission. Instead I found Jimmy Stewart narrating a film praising the B 58 Hustler. The B 58 may have been a great...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I really enjoyed the planetarium and seeing a SR-71 up close. Walking through the WWII aircraft was great.

Thank JOHN S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Huge indoor display of all kinds of military planes. I'm not much of an aviation buff, but really enjoyed this. There are a few planes outside as well.

Thank p c
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The B-25, B-17, B-29, B-36, B-47, B-58, B-52 and the B-1... a roll call of strategic military aircraft that has brought us from WWII to today. There are other essential aircraft to see (SR-71, U2, B-45, Vulcan, F-111, F-86, F-4, XF-85, etc) and many other...More

Thank anthstep
Reviewed 21 September 2017

One of the smaller air museums we have visited. Was a disappointment after being at larger facilities, that didn't charge admission fees. I personally felt was overpriced for the displays.

Thank buckeyeblazer
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27 December 2015|
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Response from Katerina_Pickup | Property representative |
Hello! The Museum has a small cafe called "Plane Foods" where you can get pizza (Valentino's), pretzels, sandwiches, cookies, and drinks. Ashland (which is about 3 minutes from the Museum) has a cafe called Cheri Os and a... More
17 April 2015|
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Response from Shirley V | Reviewed this property |
Probably the only way is a taxi but may be cheaper to rent a car. It is just off I -80 so very easy to get to. But is several miles from Onaha depending where you are in the city.
17 April 2015|
Response from Katerina_Pickup | Property representative |
Unfortunately, unless you get a cab, there is no public bus route that comes to the Museum.