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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
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Ranked #28 of 165 attractions in Houston
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
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Must see stop if you are in Houston area, get a real feel from exhibits and various talks of life in space and what the future could hold. Suitable for all ages and great if you have small kids in tow. We got there early and did the tram tour first before the crowds arrived

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League City, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Being the home of present day Astronauts Johnson Space Center is a must see! You have an opportunity to not only see what NASA is up to these days but also take a tram tour onsite and see the original Apollo Mission Control Center.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We came here thanks to many friend's advise and it worth it. I've been to many museums in America and Europe, and I really liked the content of SPH. It has a lot of information and real life exhibits (like Saturn flight capsules). The tours are are good and the Saturn V is amazing, breathtaking! As other reviewers said, the... More

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Houston, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

There are several things for kids to do and the tram tour was informative. However, not too much behind the scenes stuff on the tours like many years ago due to security reasons. Kids loved the new play structure, though. We also went a couple of years ago when they had a visiting exhibit with adventure park type of challenges.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Space Center is right next to Johnson Space Center, the home of manned space flight. The place should be brimming with information & excitement about space and NASAs manned space program. The center does a poor job of keeping current with the goals of NASA and in many cases has to result to non-space themed attractions. Disappointing.

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East Lansing, MI
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My friend and I took the Level 9 Tour. This tour is worth the extra you pay for the regular tour. Check it out and you wont' be disappointed. The behind the scenes look of everything, including Control Center and the training areas are simply unbelievable. Don't forget to look around outside as well before or after your tour. You... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Way back when NASA ran the museum we were able to see some REAL space relics. One I recall is the air filter rigged up from various parts when Apollo 13 exploded. If you were around during that era, this relic would really toot you whistle. Of course there are still moon rocks on display and even a few you... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great attraction for kids, however, not as much fun for adults. Back in the day you could go through more of the technical areas of NASA. These days, security has ruined that. You can view the old control rooms and the underwater training facility, but be aware that most of those require a time consuming bus ride. Disappointing afternoon for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It was interesting. But I must say that I couldn't believe how run down the actual NASA buildings were. Many people commented on that while we were on the Blue tram tour. Still, it was amazing to see some of the actual artifacts (Saturn V). Seemed more geared towards the kids. You would need a good 4-5 hrs to be... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a day-trip if you want to be able to have enough time to see and do everything available. Budget at least 5.5 hours at Space Center Houston to see 3 or 4 different films, touch a moon rock and go through the museum, hear a speaker about the future of NASA, go on a tram ride that will... More

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