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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

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Address: 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone Number: 800-397-0330; 620-662-2305
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The...
In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - a world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum - allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration.
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We love the Cosmosphere, have been going there for years and never grow tired of it. The grand children always enjoy going there and there are always new things to see and do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We love the Cosmosphere, have been going there for years and never grow tired of it. The grand children always enjoy going there and there are always new things to see and do.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been going here since I was a kid and they keep making it better. We were in town to visit family and only had an hour to stop in. We have a 2 year old boy who kept pointing out the rockets as we drove by so we stopped in and just explored the lobby. There are amazing... More 

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We recently spent a day at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS. The museum contained incredible artifacts telling the story of space exploration. The artifacts include a German V-2 rocket, the original Apollo 13 command module, an original Gemini capsule and Gus Grissom's Mercury project Liberty 7. There were also Soviet capsules from the 1960s and '70s. The museum traced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It seems strange to find such a thoroughly-stocked space travel museum in Kansas. There are long stories as to why this is the case. You can look those up on your own. Suffice it to say that for space museums in the United States, this one is matched only by the Smithsonian. They have such interesting artifacts as THE Apollo... More 

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Bismarck
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was one of the main stops that was planned on my trip. I intended to spend maybe 3 hours here and ended up being there over 5 hours, taking photos of various displays. In 5 hours I did not read any articles posted. I think anything you want to know about space from Dr. Goddard's first experiments to the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Cosmosphere is a great learning stop in the Midwest. We didn't have time to do the extras but my 9 and 12 year old definitely learned about the beginning of space travel.

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Make advanced reservations for the "extras" like the Dr. Goddard's Lab presentation (kids will love it, as "lab experiments" occur, complete with fire and small explosions, but I'm 65 and liked it too) and at the Digital Dome Theater to see the space documentary. I learned more history in the Cosmosphere than I ever learned in school, and enjoyed it... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every year, my grandson and I spend most of the day here on his spring break and it never gets old for either one of us. Words cannot adequately describe this place. It has everything you could possibly hope for in the way of the history of space travel in the world. Life size models of space artifacts and many... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I brought my kids (ages 8, 10, & 15) during spring break and cannot wait to come back with my husband! We got there around noon and left at 5:30 and didn't see everything. Loved the "Space Junk" documentary and the "Black Holes" showing in the planetarium. Dr. Goddard's Lab was educational, funny, engaging. If you haven't been, add it... More 

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Minneapolis, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Cosmosphere is always a good atmosphere. After the salt mines it was a bit drab. We did not make it in time for the lab to be open, but did catch a film. Only needs visited about once a decade unless you go just for the lab or the film.

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