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Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
800-397-0330; 620-662-2305
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Hutchinson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: In the heart of the Midwest, a national treasure awaits discovery. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center - a world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I keep forgetting to review this amazing museum which we visited last January. Amazing. I'd go all the way back to Kansas for the experience. Very well presented, lots of information, a great balance of American/Soviet space race, and then.. Apollo XIII and Gemini III. What more can I say? Best ever kept spacecraft, splendidly restored, Gemini III layed at... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took my granddaughter, who is eleven and interested in space, to visit the Cosmosphere. It is a long drive for us, but we enjoyed it and I learned a lot, too. We ate lunch in the little cafe. The hamburgers were good. The only "extra" that we added to the museum was "Dr. Goodard;s Laboratory, and I'm glad that... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family decided to take the tour of the space museum while on vacation. It was interesting to see how the space program started and how it expanded. It took us about an hour to walk through. If we would have had more time we would have stayed and read all of the bulletins offered. However we were on a... More

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Wigton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited here with the famoly whilst on a work secondment in kansas. My son was just 4yrs old, but remembers the trip nearly two years on, and is still besottedwith space rockets. This is an amazing place to visit, with displays, actual space craft and all sorts of interesting pieces to see, also interactive displays, and a couple of shows... More

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was a wonderful museum. It rates right up there with the Smithsonian. Although not as big as the Smithsonian, it was well laid out and very comprehensive. I especially enjoyed seeing and reading the Soviet/Russian artifacts and information. I spent about 4 hours going through it and reading the material and could have spent more time if my schedule... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Considering the location -- not part of NASA, not part of the Smithsonian -- this museum is of unbelievably high quality. When you first walk in you will be impressed by the indoor, 107 feet long, SR-71 Blackbird the looks like it could be flown today. Go downstairs, and you will be surprised by the extensive collection of Russian space... More

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Hollandale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We only had the afternoon and opted for just the museum pass with the self guided tour, without the movie options. Good thing we did because we barely made it through the museum in time. There is so much great information if you are interested in the rocket history. Our kids are teenagers, it would be difficult to do the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are anywhere near Hutchinson, KS ... THIS is a must see/do! It is all about the history of our country's space exploration. All most all of the artifacts are originals and donated. It includes how the whole thing started through the Cold War with Russia to the most current NASA. Artifacts from Germany and Russia are also part... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place has the most space memorabilia this side of NASA. I think it also boasts the largest Russian space artifacts in the word. The have an actual SR-71 blackbird in the main lobby. There are shows that are for school age children. Kinda shocked that there would be this much science in the middle Kansas, but go figure. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you have the time this is a must see in Hutchinson, I've been to nasa in Tx. and have to say i enjoyed this experience more due to the interactive attractions.

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