Nebraska City, Nebraska: Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

Old-fashioned windmills were made here until 1989. The factory closed abruptly, and remained sealed like a time capsule for 24 years, until it opened as a museum in 2013.
1416 Central Ave., Nebraska City, NE
Downtown, on the north side of Central Ave. just east of its intersection with N. 15th St. The building is smaller than you might think.
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5. 18 and older only, by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.
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Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

This place is a treasure trove of history. When the factory closed down, they left everything; even in the typewriter they left an unfinished letter because the person writing it died. Kiosks throughout show the actual machinery working. It is very cool to see the production of something we take for granted in the Midwest.

[Joe Hirsch, 07/09/2016]

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