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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 #2 of 23 Activities in Pasadena
Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour

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Los Angeles
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are interested in the NASA space program, you MUST take JPL's NASA tour. It's very interesting!

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Eagle
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very impressive tour. NOT FOR LITTLE KIDS. Unbelievable facility, well versed and knowledgeable tour guide. The un-manned exploration of space starts here.

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Pasadena, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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325 reviews 325 reviews
201 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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453 reviews 453 reviews
104 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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