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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
818-354-4321
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Ranked #6 of 32 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Factory Tours, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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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287 reviews 287 reviews
185 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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392 reviews 392 reviews
88 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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Vancouver, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Altadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots of stuff going on at JPL, Mars Rover, SMAP Launch, Cassini still bringing on great science. Get a tour there or go to the open house will worth it.

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Orofino, Idaho
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful, free tour of one of our nation's space centers. JPL, with around 5000 employees, is affiliated with NASA and the CA Institute of Technology. If you're lucky, you may be able to see the lunar rover involved in testing.

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