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International Space Hall of Fame

NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM
877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Alamogordo
Type: Science Museums
Description: 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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Abilene, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cool place to see not only the history of rockets and space but how New Mexico and Alamogordo played in that history. Self guided toe starts outside then fourth floor and makes its way down. I landed the space shuttle and didn't crash!!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was a great walk down memory lane. Seeing the early Nasa space projects and an Apollo space capsule up close was wonderful. The engines and rockets were so big ! I remember the Sputnik back when it was orbiting the earth and to see the project on display there was memorable. It was very informative and interactive. We lost... More

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El Paso, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We took our kids to this museum and they all had fun. Very helpful staff and the kids learned a lot. We plan to take my parents the next time they are in town.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Located at the Space Museum. Profound displays of heroic men and women who spent their entire lives in the pursuit of space excellence.

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Los Angeles, California
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772 reviews 772 reviews
375 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a great museum and hall of fame. From the early rocket development to today's astronauts and the SpaceX and Virgin Galactic projects, you'll find the timeline well documented here. Easy to follow floor plan with interesting bios of all inductees along the wall. Great exhibits. Highlight for many visitors was the space shuttle landing simulator (free)! Did you... More

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Blue Hill, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have small kids, and they thought the rockets outside this museum were cool. They were, and they are also free so if I knew that I would have focused more on hanging outside. We bought the "combo" museum pass and IMAX ticket. IMAX was tiny (30 seats) and was more like a planetarium...cool, but different than expected. Kids loved... More

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South Haven, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Seemed like half the Hall was under renovation. Lots of "space stuff" from many sources. Very few original pieces, seemed to be mostly copies. Obviously, this Hall has inducted many important space pioneers, but the displays (pictures hanging on the ramps between floors) were not very well presented. Lots of "stuff" outside, but not very appealing. Like the title says,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Space Hall of Fame is incorporated into the Space Museum (reviewed separately) and you cannot get one without the other. For space history buffs this would be of interest, but it mostly consists of certificates commemorating the various people from many countries who have made important contributions to the history of astronomy or space flight. If one were to... More

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Artesia, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Loads of information about Space, astronauts, rockets, etc. Learned a lot reading displays and pictures that were posted everywhere throughout the halls. Great organization. Gift shop had all kinds of things to purchase for kids and adults alike. Staff was very helpful. Going to visit again with our kids next time we stop in Alamo.!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The views from the floor to ceiling glass of the Tularosa Basin were really breathtaking! Very interesting space facts!

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