The Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History is located in Hastings, Nebraska. It claims to be the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. It is housed in a building funded by the Works Progress Administration and dedicated on June 15, 1939. The museum exhibits include Kool-Aid, natural history dioramas, local history, weapons, life of pioneers on the Plains, rocks, minerals, fossils, antique vehicles, coins, and a planetarium.Plan to visit Hastings Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hastings attractions using our Hastings trip maker app.
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I only had about an hour or so before they closed so had to do a quick walkthrough of the upper, main, and basement floors, and would encourage more time to actually digest all they had to offer... more »
took my son's family to this museum. super afternoon. Kool-Aid is properly present. The place is clean and orderly. Very pleasant and nicely lit. more »
An outstanding community museum! Three floors of exhibits covering a wide range of interests. Antique autos, wildlife dioramas, antique rifles, local and state history, mineral and bird exhibits, and an area dedicated to the history of Kool-Aid which was created in Hastings, NE. A large format theater and a planetarium are also on site.
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