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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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KC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Johnson Space Center once and to the Cosmosphere twice with 15 years between both visits. The Cosmosphere is worth the visit. While not on the scale of space museums in Texas, DC or Florida, it has many, many artifacts and it seems it improves as the museums continue to acquire artifacts. There are quirky collections... More

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tyne and wear UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Liked the whole lot, lots of visuals and historic things, with very good displays and equipment. Only poor things to report was the exit signs as could not find my way out

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Wilber, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Right away the gal at the front desk rubbed me wrong. We had never been here before and I asked questions, to which she really wasn't interested in helping me with. My honest review of the museum does not reflect the staff. I thought the price was very high for what it was, and honestly the kids (ages 13, 11,... More

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Cosmosphere, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We too are disappointed in the customer service you experienced and appreciate your candor. More

Lawrence, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is just an incredible museum with real aircraft and spacecraft from all periods of the space race. And it is located IN Kansas. Kansans have a gem in this museum. If you love aerospace, this is a must see along with the Smithsonian Air and Space in Washington DC. Small town with a big time museum!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did not know what to expect here and when you see the place upon driving up you initially are disappointed because the building looks small. But that's because most of the museum is underground. This place is literally PACKED with information on the space race from the 1940's thru to today. We felt like our heads were going to... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went here yesterday with a friend who is in town visiting. It was a great time! With school just beginning, the place was not very busy. The exhibits are great and very informative. The movie is amazing to see on the dome screen. The planetarium presentation was a bit boring. I think it would have been better if the guy... More

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Lowell, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I consider Cosmosphere as a tiny version of NASA in Houston. But it has enough information packed for children 12 and below. Our kids liked Dr Goddard's lab the most. Displays on the history of rocket was very good, with a twist on World War II, Cold War, Moon Landing etc. Planetarium was very nice too. My old parents like... More

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Cosmosphere not really knowing what to expect. What a great museum! You'd never expect to find a museum of this caliber in a small Midwest town. The exhibit begins with WWII rocketry and works its way to the space shuttle. (Although the majority of the exhibition items are from the earlier years of space exploration.) Expect to... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and I spent Mother's Day at the Cosmosphere. The IMAX show on D-Day was a valuable educational experience for the children. We also very much enjoyed the museum and the flight simulator (available for an additional $5 per person). In past visits, we have watched shows in the planetarium and in Dr. Goddard's Lab. My children have also... More

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Hydro
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Great place to learn a lot if history about our country. Dr. Goddard's lab and the IMAX theater was awesome!!

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