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Barreira do Inferno Launch Center

Rodovia RN-063 - Km 11 | Parnamirim, Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
(84) 3216-1400
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Ranked #36 of 74 Attractions in Natal
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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165 reviews 165 reviews
46 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's strange little building on a highway between Natal and the next village down the coast. As a museum dedicated to describing Brazil's entry into space exploration, it has the requisite hardware outside. However, with the small exhibit room and really not much to show, I found hardly anything to catch my attention for the 5 minutes I was there.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

An important place to visit and learn about the history. The place ware used by USA in the 2nd WW. A very well prepared demonstration center with some rackets, airplane, pictures.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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205 reviews 205 reviews
69 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Barreira do Inferno stands out more of a curiosity than a good sightseeing program since the museum is really small

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Valinhos, SP
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235 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

It was a rainy day, where we could spend more time there, but the displays are limited and poor. To make it worse, the restrooms were not working.

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Sao Paulo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

If you are heading south from Natal to visit other places, this is a fast stop that kids will dig. But it's not worth the trip by itself. It's more like a curious place. There are some real rockets and a real jet fighter plane outside, and some life-size replicas as well.

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