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Challenger Space Center

21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
+1 623-322-2001
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best attraction we have ever seen truly amazing and hard to believe its all man made and 50 years... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
IMHUEY
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Pocatello, Idaho
Challenger

We went there today to visit, and the sign on the door said they were closed and moving. Their... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
C1305MGronaldm
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Mendon, Illinois
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The Challenger Space Center provides an exciting space-based learning environment where schoolchildren, families, senior citizens, corporate teams and others fly simulated space flight missions where they become flight crews, mission controllers and scientists.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“space program” (6 reviews)
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21170 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382-2458
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"our guide was extremely knowledgeable"
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

best attraction we have ever seen truly amazing and hard to believe its all man made and 50 years or older

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We went there today to visit, and the sign on the door said they were closed and moving. Their reopening will be announced at a later date.

1  Thank C1305MGronaldm
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Great place to see what NASA did in promoting space travel. Pictures, exhibits and touching real meteorites are thrilling for all. The interactive exhibits are great for children and adults alike. Enjoy and become an astronaut for a day!

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

For a good scientific outing and family gatherings look no further than the Challenger Space Center! They are first rate, very educated staff members and it's a great time for the kids and the parents alike!

1  Thank Dominick V
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel that is just waiting to be discovered by all the NASA enthusiasts. Kids of all ages would welcome the chance to visit this museum and a visit back in the Space Shuttle exportation and space history. The staff is very...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

My wife and I and two friends from Canada stopped by the Challenger Space Center in Peoria yesterday. We joined a guided tour in progress being led by Taylor. Taylor has really done his homework! His knowledge of the history of the space program and...More

2  Thank Guy683
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

My husband and I took our 9-year-old grandson here to participate in one of their space simulations entitled, "Rendevous With a Comet." It was a unique experience as we were each given a responsibility to perform during our simulation which lasted for two hours.

1  Thank Barbara U
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Karl was so knowledgeable it made the visit even more special. The exhibits are so well done and respectful of our brave astronauts.

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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Self guided tour was a waste of time and money. There were a couple of interesting displays, but most were boring. Other space centers that I have visited have been amazing. This one was extremely disappointing.

2  Thank Bargainhunter241
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible event. I took with my son with me who is 24 years old for a business meeting during the week and we had some extra time so I scheduled this. While I was uncertain from the description on the website of...More

3  Thank Lbewley
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Nikkikehrwald
November 9, 2016|
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Response from sswathwood | Reviewed this property |
We took our 5 yr old grandchild and found it to be terrible. Mostly advance level exhibits, that require much reading. We were very disappointed. Not much was interactive and most of what they did have was either broken... More
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336ron
May 29, 2016|
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Response from wegetaround_42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi 336ron. We visited this place in April. Frankly, it was not a great trip. We drove from AJ and it was not worth the time or the gas. We got a free entrance ticket from the AJ library - and it was still overpriced! There... More
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rexplanet
January 23, 2015|
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Response from BookLaurie | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's a walk-through museum. They'll take reservations for a group of 10 or 12, and I know some schools have field trips there, but you can show up anytime they're open and stroll through at your own pace. There's... More
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