Mara Hall
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ASHLAND, NEBRASKA

Strategic Air Command Museum & Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

This two-pronged Nebraska adventure will be an exciting and memorable experience and will provide us with the opportunity to visit the SAC Aerospace Museum and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

The SAC Aerospace Museum is ranked a top 10 attraction in the Midwest. Tour guides will walk us through displays, relating personal stories of more than 70 years of military history.

A Smithsonian affiliate, the SAC Museum is home to the largest collection of Cold War aircraft and artifacts in the country. We will get close enough to touch most of these iconic aircrafts. The Museum is home to an SR-71 Blackbird, nine bombers including a B-36J “Peacemaker,” B-17 Flying Fortress and aB-1A “lancer,” missiles, and spacecraft such as the Apollo Command Space Module, and a collection of Astronaut Clayton Anderson artifacts, Nebraska’s own astronaut.

This SAC story, however, is about far more that the conflicts that simmered between the US and the Soviet Union between the end of World War II and the dissolution of the Soviet regime. The SAC story is also about scientific exploration, technological innovation, and a genuine commitment to the rigorous education and training of Americans to preserve our nation’s security and enhance its prosperity.

Our second major stop is at The Wildlife Safari, a working shelter for animals of the Midwest area. The Safari is monitored under the auspices of the Henry Doorly Zoo, rated the 2nd best zoo in America. This drive thru park includes miles of prairie habitat and wetlands with species found in those North American areas, including bison, elk, deer, pelican, cranes, wolves, coyote, bears, and eagles in their natural habitat. This will be a close-up tour with naturalists on board.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017: 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

DEPART: Bus departs from the north end of Parking Lot 2B, WITCC Campus. The bus will be available for boarding at 7:30 A.M.

Fee: $80, includes transportation, lunch and admissions
Max: 42 / Min: 24
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #18/FY-CPDV-2910-01
Waiver #18/FY-CPDV-2910-02

Early registration is strongly recommended. Lifelong Learning membership is required. Full payment is due on the booking. For an additional $15, you may purchase the cancellation waiver, which provides a refund of the trip price at any time for any reason. We regret that there can be no refunds unless you have purchased this waiver. The waiver is nonrefundable and must be purchased at initial registration. 

 

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