Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Location: 28210 West Park Hwy (I-80, Exit #426) Ashland, NE 68003
Hours of Operation: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Central Standard Time) Daily
Price: Adults: $12.00; Senior Citizens $11.00; Active/Retired Military: $11.00; Children: $6.00
During our week in Nebraska, we decided to make a day trip out to Omaha before having dinner with a couple of friends. We settled on The Durham (Train) Museum when Johnathon suddenly said, “Hey! I completely forgot about the Strategic Air Museum. What do you think about that?“ Austin perked his head up from the back seat and said, “Planes? Let’s do that.” And that was it.
While it isn’t technically located in Omaha, the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (SAC) is a must see while passing through Nebraska. Located near the town of Ashland, a quick 30-minute drive southwest from Omaha on I-80, the SAC museum is home to the largest collection of Cold War aircrafts and artifacts in the United States.
I don’t know what I was expecting as we walked into this large 300,000 sq. ft. museum but, it surely surpassed my expectations. An interactive museum at its finest, you can get up and close to iconic aircrafts including the magnificent SR-71 Blackbird, nine bombers including a B-36J “Peacemaker”, and a B-17 ‘Flying Fortress.’ Bridging the two sections is a large Children’s Learning Center, where your child can learn about circuitry, flight and of course create their own inventions!
I must say however, one flaw of the museum design as that there isn’t too much information regarding the aircrafts and the museum only offers one guided tour a day at 11AM. It would have been great to have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the aircraft & time period in general.
That being said, I WOULD go back and encourage you to give it a try too!
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE SAC MUSEUM? WHAT DID YOU THINK?
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