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New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome...
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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An interesting overview of space history

This little museum captures the history of space exploration. You leave having a great understanding of the impact that NM has had on the American Space Program and a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Arnold, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Flat out, not a great museum. But not for lack of trying. There's only so much they can do with what's available. They have a few pieces of obscure equipment, but most of the rest is pretty tired. Laid out in a ramp from the top floor, but didn't seem to progress logically. Some good overviews of space history -... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This little museum captures the history of space exploration. You leave having a great understanding of the impact that NM has had on the American Space Program and a good refresher of the timeline of America's space program. Definitely worth a couple of hours.

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are interested in space history this is a MUST stop the museum is located on the East side of Alamogordo. Outside and inside displays.

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is designated as a GEM in the AAA handbook for New Mexico. We don’t think it quite rates a GEM. It is interesting, and especially for space history buffs there is all kinds of memorabilia: rockets, missals, engines, space suits....all kinds of stuff. However, it is somewhat out of date and the presentation... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great historical timeline of space exploration, interesting artifacts of manned and unmanned space adventures. Easy walking tour, start and the top floor and walk through space history. A couple of interesting video exhibits inside as well as several rockets, including a rusted V2 tail section outside. Interesting highlights of the role NM has played in space exploration. The Space hall... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great visit. Easy to find. All the displays are close. Awesome views . I had a great time will stop by again. Thanks

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Mesa, AZ
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed our visit here. Starting on the top floor, you wind down through years of space and rocket history. Well done displays. Especially fun to stand on a metal plate and hear and feel the power of a rocket takeoff. Good package price that includes the viewing of an Imax movie.

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you can attend only one museum relating to space science in New Mexico this is the one to visit. New Mexico has played an important part in space history and this museum covers it very well. It's well organized and easy to follow exhibits. It is especially impressive as it's in the middle of so many other space- and... More 

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Boise City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I absolutely love this Museum. It's worth your time to add this to your list of things to do in the Alamogordo area. Kids and adults will find this a interesting place to visit. Plan on spending time here.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Considering Alamo is a town of 200 people (that's not the amount. Im being sarcastic) It's okay. The cool thing is that there's an area that has space suits and astronaut gear to try on for toddlers-adults and take pictures next to a photo prop of the moon. It's not expensive, but it could be better. I had a hard... More 

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