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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone Number: 818-354-4321
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour

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Pasadena, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was here recently for one of the JPL Open Houses. This is a really nice facility located close to the 210 Freeway. On the day we went the crowds were tremendous. Even though JPL has several parking lots, getting to them was difficult due to the huge crowds. Lines for many of the exhibits were 1 or 2 hours.... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

NASA's JPL has been involved in major discoveries on the nature of our solar system and beyond. One can argue it is the best return on scientific investment for NASA. You will learn about these scientific advances and much more. Amazing museum shows the flotilla of rovers to Mars. You need to arrange for a visit in advance--but worth the... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I highly recommend a tour of JPL. You have to set it up ahead of time, but it's free and Incredibly interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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322 reviews 322 reviews
200 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

To appreciate JPL. It's home to a large part of the NASA program. Also connected to Cal Tech. A diverse and rich history to our space program, from ballistic missiles to space robotics.

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Pasadena, California
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing place to visit. The exhibits and displays are fascinating. Voyager I exhibits, Mars Rover. Nestled up in the beautiful foothills in La Cañada.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Signed up for the 2-hour Visitor tour of JPL two months in advance. It was a Wednesday, so people were working, and I imagine that limited where we could go. From the other reviews about weekend Open Houses, I guess that's what I should have tried to do. This is a guided tour and the information was interesting, but it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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101 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The skinny on Open House: Parking - Free Cost- Free Time - 3 hours or more Probably not - for really small children Restrooms- porto potties and restrooms in Bldg Gift Shop - yes, cool tees Food - various vendors scattered around Tip- get there early What an amazing Open House! You could spend hours and hours there looking at... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

JPL hosted a two day open house for the public over this past weekend. It was absolutely amazing. We got access to many areas that are never open to the public for their regular tours, and it was also so heartwarming to see so many kids from infant to their 80s getting their "space geek" on! Definitely find out when... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited JPL. I thought that this was simply amazing. I enjoyed learning about space, rover, etc. The tour is not long. The information is laid out in a way that even people with no scientific backgrounds can learn. There is seating through out. I was not rushed. I was able to take my time and look around. The staff was... More 

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Clifton, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was very fortunate to have a personal tour from one of my friends who works there. It was fascinating! We saw the museum, the gift shop, the place where spacecraft are built,and she also took me around to several buildings where real scientists were doing real work. I enjoyed seeing smart young people busy dreaming up innovative processes and... More 

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