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Hastings Museum, Hastings

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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.

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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.
  • Two words, "Oh yeah!!!" - Kool-aid man

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