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Strategic Air and Space Museum

28210 W Park Hwy
Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska, 68003

Strategic Air and Space Museum
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The Strategic Air and Space Museum's mission is reserving the history of the Strategic Air Command while promoting interest in aviation and science among the general public. It is regarded as having one of the top collections of strategic aircraft.
Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska became the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command in 1948, and continues as the headquarters of U.S. Strategic Command. The museum at Offutt, adjacent to Bellevue, a suburb south of Omaha, began with its first airplane in 1959 as the Strategic Aerospace Museum. General Curtis LeMay's vision of a museum that preserved historic aircraft had become a reality.

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.

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