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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: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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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.

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Sacramento
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It may not seem fair to call Hutchinson, Kansas the middle of nowhere, but for a Californian on a cross-country trip, it certainly seemed that way. In any event, there in Hutchinson is a space museum that is only a half step below the Smithsonian! Go figure. I allotted three hours, added one more, and still felt I had given... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I grew up outside Washington DC. So I know the Smithsonian well. I never really expected much, when a local recommended this place to me while I was in town a few days. I had a blast, and was really impressed with the interactive presentations. If you are a fan of space and cosmology I recommend this place as a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are more space artifacts here than you can imagine. An amazing amount of history and a real learning opportunity.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the premier space museums in the country. The collection includes Liberty Bell 7, the Apollo 13 capsule and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside Russia. A new focus on STEM education will introduce a new generation of students to the wonders of science and space. This is a must-see if you are anywhere within... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took friends from the UK to the Cosmosphere in June. They live just north of London, and both work as physicians in that city. They travel widely, so are exposed to some of the best attractions in the world. We hit the premier of "D-Day". They were very impressed by this excellent film, portraying much detail not usually shown.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lots of awesome hardware and exhibits with great writing and explanation. The science demo and the planetarium were highlights. Food service wasn't great.

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KC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
33 helpful votes 33 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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