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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
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Ranked #28 of 175 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Science Museums, Government Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land... more » Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land on the moon. Visitors can also tour the NASA control center. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

When you're in Houston you almost have to visit the Space Center. The inside expo is a nice mix of information and entertainment and mostly aimed at children. The outside part, with the tram, was very interesting. We recommend this as an outing.

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Townsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We pd the extra money to go on the VIP Tour and had Brenda and David as our guides. They were excellent. The lunch provided was great. Was raining and this didn't affect the tour. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

overall good experience..love to watch those space suites and rockets..they should charge less for entry fess as u have to pay extra when u get in to experience other stuff...

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Moncton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was a child of 11 years of age when Neil stepped out on the moon and I had been glued to the TV during the moon walks and previous Apollo missions. It was very interesting to see up close all the things I had watched on TV many years ago including the rockets, space suits, Mission control etc, etc.... More

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I took my older Scouts here on a trip for Spring Break. There is so much to see and the tours are worth the time. There is something here for everyone...young and old. Loved the behind the scenes look at Mission Control. Definitely a must do!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very informative. Go see all the movies that explain space flight. Then take the tram and be real impressed with all the rockets and spaceships. Tour guides are excellent. Not for real small children. Be prepared to walk many stairs at mission control.

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Shoreline, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There was a lot to see but we didn't have enough time. This is VERY IMPORTANT. We went there after getting off a cruise and needing to kill time waiting for a flight out of Bush Intl airport. We were there when they opened the doors which was 10 am and we went right to the tram line. They dinked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great place for everyone. Interactive for the kiddos and informative presentations for adults. Lots of artifacts. Parking was free for disabled vets plus got discount on tickets and merchandise with military id card.

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Airdrie, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The history of the space program is incredible. We went to a few of the shows inside, then took the tram tour. The guides were all very keen to share their knowledge. Seeing the Mission Control desk was very cool, and I'd go see it in the next few months, as I believe it will no longer be open to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was rather disappointed, as the complex is a quite limited. Essentially there's 2 bus tours and a few IMAX movies. Take both tours, to see the training facility for the astronauts and the control room. The rocket park is not more than a building with a Saturn V rocket. Not like in Kennedy where you have lots of space... More

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