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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone Number: 818-354-4321
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Excellent tour and the price is right

You can reserve one of the free tours of this place but you need to do so well in advance. Given the price (free!) and the level of interest, you need to sign up as soon as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
steveprez
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can reserve one of the free tours of this place but you need to do so well in advance. Given the price (free!) and the level of interest, you need to sign up as soon as reservations are available. That said, the 2.5 hour tour is excellent. JPL is the lead in unmanned space (and deep space) exploration. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing place. So many of our major space explorations have begun at JPL. Walking around the campus is very inspirational. The museum is fantastic and during their Open House you get to tour all the buildings.

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Thank Dwilcox000
Altadena, California
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a space geek so it was a dream come true to visit JPL. The guides are SO knowledgable and very friendly too. There are "Open House" weekend days once in a while but I hear they can be incredibly crowded. We managed to join a small private tour group on a week day. A great place to... More 

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1 Thank NatAtHome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is not the NASA center which allegedly went to the moon. This is the Center which allegedly went to Mercury, Venus, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the comets... :)

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Thank Art C
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a must see. Seriously. There are so many fantastic attractions. I can't recommend it enough. Beware of Open House days though, it's mad crowded -- but still fun as they put on excellent demonstrations.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Saw the other views talking about how crowded it was and worried. It took some time, but we went online and got approved for a tour. There were only 30 or so people in the group and we had 2 dedicated tour guides. Very cool tour, lasted for about 2.5 hours and provided some neat behind the scenes looks. And... More 

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Thank Jim A
San Fernando Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Excitement of space exploration and renewed interest in the science of space. Take a private tour,no line!

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East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Please not that this is a review of the open house in October 2015. First, the 5 star points. I have no doubt JPL is an amazing place--they are doing incredible work, whether it be deep space telemetry, solar system exploration or earthbound science. From engineering to AI, robotics to exobiology, JPL is at the forefront of incredible discoveries about... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

JPL is an amazing place, but it was just not setup to handle the over 30,000 that showed up for open house. Lines backed up to the highway by 8:30am, due to overcrowding they closed the gates at 10:30 but it took a long time for signs to go up, so people kept coming and getting turned around. 5 of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I want to preface this by saying the work that JPL does is a great thing and having an annual FREE open house is a very nice gesture. We arrived at 7:45AM and the lines were long JUST to get in . we got into a few of the more popular exhibits before the lines got ridiculously long. next year... More 

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