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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

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MyBTJ wrote a review Dec 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania156 contributions56 helpful votes
The visitors center serves as a good introduction to the Crater in general. It provides a good overview with informative videos.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dmitry F wrote a review Sep 2020
Modiin, Israel4 contributions1 helpful vote
You are shown a few movies: first about an Israeli pilot and astronaut Ilan Ramon and then about the makhtesh. You cannot skip any part and have to patiently sit though the movies about Ilan Ramon, though they go into the level of detail that may be interesting only to his friends and family - and not to a random tourist that has come to learn about the history of the place. Now, what's the connection between the two? It was customary among Jews to change their "foreign" surnames to sound more Israeli; thus, Ilan changed his last name to "Ramon" based on the second half of the original "Wolferman". Yet, the visitor's center tries to make an impression that the place was named after him. And I see that many reviewers here got this impression. Go figure. They don't talk about other shuttles, other astronauts, or about other Jewish astronauts (for example, Judith Resnik is not mentioned at all). This is a clear dedication to one person and his family - and I found it too much, especially given that it's unrelated to the makhtesh and not advertised in advance. The curtain opening is some circus beyond human understanding. On the positive side, they have good air conditioning and at least one of the movies about the makhtesh is very interesting.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kenneth K wrote a review Sep 2020
Petach Tikva, israel73 contributions27 helpful votes
This center has certainly improved over the years and is worth the visit for all ages. Much information both about Ilan Ramon and the geological formation of the crater
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Iger wrote a review Aug 2020
Haifa, Israel215 contributions10 helpful votes
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The best view point in this area for sure!! Little restaurant and a place to stay and relax along with the hotels and motels nearby.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Karen S wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York5,193 contributions460 helpful votes
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We stopped here as they have a special exhibition for the 1st Israeli Astronaut who died aboard the Columbia space shuttle in 2003. They also had a small exhibition of stars taken at night in the Ramon Crater with an audio visual explanation of how the crater was made.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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