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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
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Ranked #27 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

During a recent trip to Houston, friend and I went to the Johnson Space Center early on Saturday morning. Well worth the admission. Quality displays in the main building but some were a bit dry. The tram ride through the complex with stops at Mission Control for the International Space Station and the Apollo 18/Saturn V building was NOT to... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this place, so informative, so much to see and learn about our space program. historical and entertaining.

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UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Packed full of cinema experiences, tram tours, real-life space vehicles and sites you recognise countless times. The mission control tour is awesome; untouched since it was decommissioned, you can feel what it was like all those years ago to put man on the moon! Wear comfortable shoes, and leave at least 3 hours to see the top attractions.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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207 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I visited this place and almost disced to walk away the entry fee was expensive we went inside and at first I was feeling disappointed more like Disney world, but when we got into it it turn out to be much better than I expected it to be I was pleased to see the wall of fame and it had... More

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

So much to learn, so much to see. Thought the place would be larger, but it was very interesting and the Saturn 5 outside is incredible to see up close. Could have been more actual items from space and interesting facts, but it was still worth the visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed, especially for the price!! We were very exited for the first hour, but it quickly faded as we started going through it. We only got on one of the tram tours as we figured the other would be the same. DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS SUCH A HIGH RATING HERE!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I so looked forward to my first NASA visit and wanted to love it, but left feeling that the US Space Program is a total mess. I'll admit I went on a busy Saturday and only committed an afternoon to visit. Arrived right after lunch and asked for advice from ticket seller how to best use my time. She recommended... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Read the title. This should tell you what we think. We like to go because it is a great place to learn. It never gets old. We are freaks like that. You can have your bike trails and mountain peaks... we'll take a trip to space center houston anytime.

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Greve, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic informative in a brilliant way. Well informed guides can help you with your questions, but the material itself is so informative. We were there in ages 15-50+ and everyone found something of interest for themself. Remember to take the free guided outdoor rides.

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Burns Flat, Oklahoma, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not what I expected. This was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I believe for families with small children it would be a nice outing. I was disappointed that there wasn't that many artifacts from the space missions.

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