Skip to Main Content

Hastings, Nebraska: World War II Bomb Depot

Stretching for miles east of Hastings, its little half-buried bunkers are like a cemetery for explosives.

US Hwy 6, Hastings, NE
The depot starts around five miles east of Hastings and continues east for several miles along the south side of US Hwy 6.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About World War II Bomb Depot

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

World War II Bomb Depot

We just stopped in Hastings, Nebraska to check out the Birthplace of Kool Aid. Not much else was going on in that town until we met a young local. She took us out to an old bomb depot. As she put it, it was one Hitler's Top Five military targets to hit if he ever invaded. We saw no signs for the bomb depot or anything. It's just off of 2nd street in the downtown. From I-80, you should be able to see a bunch of hills -- these are not hills. Rather, bomb shelters.

Also, about 15 minutes away is Spring Ranch -- a ghost town that is just wasting away. She took us out there and told the legends of the area. Pretty creepy place if you are willing to go about half an hour off of the highway.

[JJ Steudel, 06/02/2005]

Not really visible from I-80, but definitely visible along the south side of US 6.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birthplace of Kool-AidBirthplace of Kool-Aid, Hastings, NE - 8 mi.
Kool-Aid Man's Footprints in CementKool-Aid Man's Footprints in Cement, Hastings, NE - 9 mi.
Kool-Aid: Discover the DreamKool-Aid: Discover the Dream, Hastings, NE - 9 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Nebraska Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Pizza Hut Museum, Wichita, Kansas (Nov 27-Dec 3, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings