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Hastings Museum

1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901-3099
+1 402-461-2399
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My daughter absolutely loves it but it’s not very adult friendly. But still a good museum for an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
destinyweichman330
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Hastings, Nebraska
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Free Friday visit

Musuem is very nice, especially for Hastings. Very clean and a lot to look at. My son loved it... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
smalltownnegirl
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Hastings, Nebraska
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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.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901-3099
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter absolutely loves it but it’s not very adult friendly. But still a good museum for an okay price

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Musuem is very nice, especially for Hastings. Very clean and a lot to look at. My son loved it. We'll be back again.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

If you’re feeling like going to a museum, this is a treasure. It’ll take up 2-4 hours depending on your interest. They have many collections. Taxidermy is a big one! They also have rocks, shells, historical western living, cars, guns, glassware, large nostalgic koolaid display,......More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We went to a special Holiday Fun event and it did not disappoint. Great Christmas crafts and activities.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

After driving by the original birthplace of Kool-Aid on 1st street across from the Amtrak station, I came to the Hastings Museum to see the exhibit detailing the history, background, and story of Kool-Aid. It's founder was quite an innovating man---one whom I admire for...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

back in the day it was called the house of yesterday now its hastings museum. it has just gotten better over the years. hastings is the homeof kool aid and they have quite the exhibit. i still love the animals. with the paid admission you...More

Thank ddharlow
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Parking is south and west of building and mostly in the sun. The entrance faces the west but the signage for the museum is on the east. This being said we were confused as to where to park in relation to the front door. There...More

Thank alphawolfie
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Such a gem to be found in such a small city. The museum and planetarium are a must see. Also, it is fun to see the KoolAid portion of the museum which is fairly new. Way to go Hastings, Nebraska!! We were fortunate enough to...More

Thank jbltex
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! There is SO much local history to explore! Great little planetarium too! The Kool-aid exhibit is so much fun! 😎

Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Went to visit the history of my childhood favorite drink and found 3 hours of all types of history. I loved this place! Just so much to see. All the animals of the great plains and beyond on display, plus so much native American history...More

Thank Grant E
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