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New Mexico Museum of Space History

NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums, Theaters, Educational Sites
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space... more » 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. « less
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You must understand that much of the early space days occurred right here at Alamagordo! This is where many of the g-force testing labs were held. There is great information on rocket propulsion, the human jet sled, and even a small shuttle simulator inside the museum. If you are going to White Sands then your visit should also include this... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even though I am not really interested in space exploration, I stopped by. They did have many fascinating displays, as well as the Space Hall of Fame. Outside there are rocket engines and missiles on display. There is also a planetarium, but it is an extra cost to see a show there. There is quite a bit to see, and... More

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Harker Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Sure, it is not as "sexy" as Houston or the Cape, but the museum covers important aspects of early space flight experiments. Some interesting items you won't see else where such as Ham's grave, Col Strapp's rocket sled and old V-2 items. If you like space history/ lore it is a must stop.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For all of you who have lived through this time (the last 50 years), this was a great reminder of the excitement we all experienced as man went to the moon.

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Pretty interesting stop if you happen to be in Alamogordo. Things for all ages to see and do. One of the few sites there in town

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The missiles, rockets and space memorabilia were interesting to look at, but it seems they quit at the 1990s. Where is the information on Mars exploration? The tributes to those who gave their lives for the space program? The view of town from the top of the hill was good.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although the museum is being renovated in some areas, it is still a good museum with lots to see. We went to the IMAX theatre show "Hubble Telescope" and enjoyed that as well.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very well done museum and Space Hall of Fame. The shuttle landing simulator was quite challenging.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit.Good exhibits outside and in and my 15 year old son loved dressing up for the moon landing picture at the end.It was great to find costumes for adults as well as kids!!

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was nice- the boys liked it! They were doing some remodeling so some areas were closed. The wall of fame was interesting as well as the moon rock. I went there when I was young and remembered it being a lot bigger with a better lay out, but it is still a fun way to spend some time in... More

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