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International Space Hall of Fame

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Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Description: Take a simulated walk on Mars and see space exhibits that span exploration...
Take a simulated walk on Mars and see space exhibits that span exploration from the earliest rocketry experiments to futuristic Space Station 2001.
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Alamogordo Hightlight

Of the several museums we have visited which are dedicated to space exploration, this it the best one we have seen. It has many static displays outside, including a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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ALAMOGORDO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Of the several museums we have visited which are dedicated to space exploration, this it the best one we have seen. It has many static displays outside, including a portion/explanation of a high-speed test track maintained at nearby Holloman Air Force Base, and inside a wide, WIDE range of exhibits which will interest all age groups. There's even an actual... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The location and building are interesting, also very old. Was not impressed and only mildly entertained by exhibits. Sort of boring to me. Also-was disappointed that the space shuttle Challenger was not mentioned anywhere, nor Christa McAuliff--the teacher who lost her life when the darn thing blew up--isn't that part of space history???? Museum is not up to date and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

$9 to get in to the museum, only a little extra to include the IMAX. Incredible display, and collection of historic items. There are a few hands on interactive pieces as well. Safe to say I will definitely be coming back.

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Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The museum itself was really well laid out. Each floor of the museum all had something interesting to see or do. For kids, there was a place to try on costumes and pretend to be an astronaut. My husband enjoyed the simulation landing a space shuttle, but I crashed it repeatedly. You should catch the IMAX theater as well, it... More 

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San Antonio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For a quick trip this is not bad. Nice displays, but very small. For a quick stop for the family or anyone, this is ok. Gift shop is nice, there is a movie theatre on property also that you can catch a movie at if it's open.

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very interesting overview of the history of space flight and exploration. Models, videos, photos. Even a Mercury Capsule to climb into. Perfect for boomers who watched all the early flights.

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Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We spent the better part of the morning there. The interactive displays are fun! Even thought no one was able to land the space shuttle. They do a great job of describing the roles of rockets and missiles in the space program. And the change to wear a space suit was a great hit!

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Rochester, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Four floors of space related items, you start with an elevator up and ramps to walk your way down, interactive demonstrations, one was a simulator of the shuttle on final approach that you can fly. Great views of the surround areas. Free parking. Imax theater in the next parking lot that you get a discount on if you buy both... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are in the area, you really should stop in and see the International Space Hall of Fame. It's a cool side-trip, very informative, lots of neat displays and actual rockets. We did not do IMAX, we stopped here while we went to White Sands, glad we did.

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Burleson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The International Space Museum was not overly crowded. Based on other reviews we chose not to buy the IMAX tickets. The self-guided tour starts out on the fourth floor. The first thing that we noticed was that the elevator was lined with photo panels that made it look like a cockpit. The doors made "Star Trek" like noises when they... More 

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