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International Space Hall of Fame

Address: NM Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM
Phone Number: 877-333-6589, 505-437-2840
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Type: Science Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: Take a simulated walk on Mars and see space exhibits that span exploration from the earliest...
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Type: Science Museums, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Alberta, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum is nestled close to the mountains overlooking Whitesands National Monument. It has numerous exhibits that take you through the timeline of space exploration. It has simulators and exhibits of actual spacesuits, spacecraft and moonrocks. It looks like it is always expanding and is worth a return trip to see the new information. While we were there we had... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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