We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003-3525
Phone Number: +1 402-944-3100
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 329 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Amazing collection of Cold War era aircraft!

If you are interested in U.S. military history and aircraft, I would highly recommend a day at the SAC Museum. I learned more about the Cold War years than ever before. The museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wingman4
,
Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 326: English reviews
Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA
Level Contributor
61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in U.S. military history and aircraft, I would highly recommend a day at the SAC Museum. I learned more about the Cold War years than ever before. The museum has some very rare aircraft from that era as well as some WWII vintage aircraft. There is a café on site so one can spend the day... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wingman4
SA
Level Contributor
43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

pro= 1.good displays 2.family friendly 3.military discount cons= 1.expensive entrance fee 2.flight simulators are about 13.00 per person on top of what you already paid to get in 3. no interactive exhibits (can not get in planes) 4. kids center very small 5. no real space exhibits ( misleading) . 6.Its cold in their.

Helpful?
Thank Thewanderingmarine
Gothenburg, Nebraska
Level Contributor
45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Nebraska our entire lives and never visited before. It was so worth it though. My teenage daughters, my husband and myself spent hours there. So much history. Will visit again.

Helpful?
Thank Dc81ec77
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
348 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The history in this building is just amazing. We did the tour hosted by Jim, the 1 1/2 tour took us through the two buildings with planes you will not see in other museums. All of the bombers and fighter planes are in wonderful condition. The Black Bird spy plane is the first thing you see in as you enter.... More 

Helpful?
Thank gjsamson
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This museum is likely my favorite and is worth going time and time again. If we lived in Omaha, I would volunteer my time there. It is great for those interested in history.

Helpful?
Thank Sophie452
Level Contributor
65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to visit the SAC Museum for several years,, and finally did this past week. It was a thrill to stand next to some of the great aircraft of the modern era. The amount of time and skill that has gone into the display and narration of the exhibits is simply astounding. For anyone... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gene C
Deb H, Manager at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! There are so many reasons to come out often! Events...new exhibits...and get inside an aircraft! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
197 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This museum was billed as about the Strategic Air Command functioning during the cold war. Many of the exhibits are WWII fighters and bombers. This is ok because as a WWII buff I thought it was great seeing the actual bombers that helped win the war. The exhibits of the jet fighters and bombers and spy planes was terrific. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert C
Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We brought our 8 year old son here, but I think we had as much fun as he did! The exhibits were really cool. You actually get a feel for how big some of the WWII planes were, makes you feel like a bug on a windshield. Also how cramped the cockpits are! I was surprised to see the 911... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lindsey C
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank jlgkb1974
Brantford, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jeff S

Travellers who viewed Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum also viewed

 

Been to Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Boston, Massachusetts
over a year ago
Boston, Massachusetts
over a year ago
Northford, Connecticut
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?