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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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A great not-only-NASA space place

I love NASA and all things space so I knew I would enjoy this museum. My wife and four children like "space stuff" too but they're not quite as enthusiastic as I am. That said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
MrOrangeBear
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Steinbach, Canada
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not sure what the difference is between this and the space hall of fame. Either way, it's a great stop, especially if you have curious kids with you or are a space buff.

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Steinbach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love NASA and all things space so I knew I would enjoy this museum. My wife and four children like "space stuff" too but they're not quite as enthusiastic as I am. That said we all enjoyed this museum. It was nice to see some of the more familiar NASA related stuff but it was a treat to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was just a mind blowing place. I really enjoyed our visit a the museum. Lots of thing from Space History that I wasn't aware. I will return back to this place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A new (2 years old) museum about the origins of space rocketry. Mice and monkeys into space. Testing land speed records to prepare for manned flights. A nice museum with information shared through exhibits and a flight simulator that you can try landing a space shuttle. See the important role New Mexico played in our space history (I was surprised).... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The building is beautifully nestled on the hill. The grounds have big exhibits of rockets. You start tour on fourth floor after going up a sound effect elevator. They have models and exhibits from USA and other countries. They have a small gift shop. The staff is smiling and so friendly.

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Baird, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent for anyone that has an interest in space or science. Very affordable, lots of interesting materials available and doesnt take a real long time to go through it.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice museum of space history. Nice exhibits and great hands on activities for kids. Nice little gift shop right at the entrance. 3 floors and clean.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great looking building on a hill above town - cool looking missles and rockets outside. Looks promising as you enter. Ok then, inside I was a little let down with not much to hold my attention. I guess if you were really keen into the evolution of space rockets and all - this would be more of an attraction. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved going in the Mercury Capsule, re-living all the space flights when taking off from school to watch the launches was important and remembering the true astronaut heros! At the end you even got to put on a space suit...got to be a kid again. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The first thing you see is this incredible building on the side of an impressive mountain. The surroundings and views are just breathtaking. Then you go inside and see all there is to see about space history, not just New Mexico space history. They direct you to the 4th floor to start and you make your way down to each... More 

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