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New Mexico Museum of Space History

Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space...
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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Winchester, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There is only one space museum, it's just listed two different ways on tripadvisor. Not sure why. This is an okay place to stop for a quick tour of an hour or so. Nothing to recommend. Found it old and lacking, mildly interesting.

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PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. There is a lot of stuff to learn and to look at (inside and outside). They have made a lot of improvements since our last visit too. The kids got to make a "lego" land rover, design a shuttle and see if it would fly (computer based thing), and dress up like an... More 

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Rural Retreat, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited in April 2012, my old account disappeared... This is a very nice place to visit during the week when there isn't a crowd. We enjoyed the entire museum with just a few other people around. Make sure to visit the theatre!

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There of course are many exhibits inside and outside from before and after the time I was at an Inertial guidance Symposium in the 1970's. I like the rockets in the open and then the guidance systems inside the museum proper. There are many personalities featured. In the back is a shed and the remnants of the rocket tracks where... More 

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Stonewall, Louisiana
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Funky quirky museum - has a kind of 80's retro feel to it, which is fun! The Daisy Track exhibit and the outdoor exhibits are really cool, the museum itself is pretty interesting, and it's just a neat place to visit. We really enjoyed it!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The museum is great, if you are into space stuff. The theater, however, is horrible! The screen needs updated and the cost to see a short movie is ridiculous.

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Amarillo, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

While in Alamogordo my wife and I took our kids to see this museum. The kids had a great time looking at all of the safe stuff but really liked getting to dress u as an astronaut. The museum has some very interesting artifacts which span from the very beginning of rocketry and space exploration till today. It was pretty... More 

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Florence, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Beautiful impressive building on top of a hill . Well displayed stuff and well explained steps towards the space discovery .

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WPB florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of different stuff to look at, stories to read, and there is also an area outside with several old rockets and such. I happened to be in town to see the Live splashdown of the Orion test flight, and catch a free lecture about some Apollo history. It's only 6 bucks, worth it, you can spend 3 hours in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Three of my kids (ages 8 -14) and I spent an afternoon exploring the museum and watched a cool IMAX Dome film on tornadoes. There is a lot of cool space memorabilia. The kids really enjoyed the interactive features and kid size space suits. The best part was seeing photos and memorabilia of our friend LTG Susan Helms (Ret). The... More 

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