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Hastings Museum

1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901
+1 402-461-2399
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Fun place for all ages.

They have a collection of taxidermy that is varied. The exhibit of firearms is impressive. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Portland, Maine
Good museum

Parking is south and west of building and mostly in the sun. The entrance faces the west but the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Average8%
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“imax theater” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1330 N. Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE, Hastings, NE 68901
+1 402-461-2399
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Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a collection of taxidermy that is varied. The exhibit of firearms is impressive. The Kool Aid exhibit is fun and informative.

Thank beachmom561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Every time I visit the museum I am always amazed at the quality and quantity of the exhibits. A definite stop for travelers.

Thank KathyWS1954
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I thought this was a great museum. It is old school in the sense it's more about learning something than just trying to push a button and move on. My kids had a great time dressing up like pioneers, native Americans, or pretending to run...More

Thank wrimere
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A very nice collection. But hard to get around with a cast on leg. And the exhibits are nice but there is ZERO interaction with staff or any items in museum. Except the tipi and trappers cabin, both of which we practically ran from as...More

Thank mrsdruu
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Saw film "Aircraft Carrier" in the Theater yesterday. All employees were very friendly and helpful. Wonderful, informative show.

Thank DONS40
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Obviously the Kool-Aid portion is probably what gets most of the attention, but this is actually an impressive little museum for a town this size. The Kool-Aid part was interesting. They also have a large collection of birds, mammoth and mastodon remains, as well as...More

Thank Robert C
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