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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

Closes in 13 min: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Makhtesh (crater), above which the Makhtesh Ramon Visitors Center is located, is part of the Matsok HaTsinim and Har HaNegev nature reserves. The Visitors Center offers an experience combining the life story of the Israeli astronaut, Col. Ilan...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rehov Maale Ben Tur, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learned alot. Always good to get inspired by Ilan Ramon. Very organized and interesting. View is awsome.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank moshe s
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

The place is very well situated on the cliff with a spectacular view of the crater. The Ilan Ramon memorial part is well executed. Not too mushy and honors the man. The geological part is also nice and not to much information so it will...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nogah58
Reviewed July 9, 2019

All 4 of the movies were super interesting and gave worthwhile background info for the crater and also about Ilan Ramon. Great break from the heat.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank laz727
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

full explanation of the life of Ilan Ramon the first astronaut in Israel with a sad ending. Everything is well explained by movies it was very emotional.The ending was magnificent when they open the curtain. Also a movie of Ramon’s crater . i enjoyed my...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nath1607
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Bio Ramon -- adjacent to the Ramon Crater Visitor Center -- is a small "living desert" museum -- but the exhibits they have with different types of lizards, rodents and other desert animals is very interesting, and the guide present on location is very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank igal27
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This centre is deicated to Ilan Ramon the Israeli astronaut who died in the 2003 Columbia disaster. There are film exhibits and artefacts about his history and flight. After the last filam about him the curtains open to display a stunning view of the crater....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Visiting the Ramon Crater visitors center presented the video of the Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon with the live feed from the Challenger Space shuttle, his incredible history and pride in his service to iIsrael. It also gives an excellent geological review of the crater creation...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Even though it was empty, they had us going through at a scheduled rate. We had a Jeep tour to catch so it was difficult so make it through at our own pace. It had the standard geological displays but does not compare to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

This place is only worth to visit if you have unlimited time in the area. Usually filled with school kids. The personal is not very friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HAtravel11
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Visit the visitors centre to get a basic knowlodge about the nature in the crater. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Nechama S | Reviewed this property |
I think the view from the visitors center alone is worth the stop. It took us about an hour and a half to go through. If you plan on bringing lunch with you and eating there, using the bathroom, getting a cold drink, it'll... More
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