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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
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If you live in the area or visiting Southern California, this place is well worth the visit. Having said that, there is nothing that will absolutely blow you away. What you see is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you live in the area or visiting Southern California, this place is well worth the visit. Having said that, there is nothing that will absolutely blow you away. What you see is very interesting and especially if you are scientifically minded. You can also see the displays where they keep track of spacecraft some of which were launched more... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally cool behind the scenes look at what the JPL does for NASA. A day after their open house, I was able to see things the public can't. Check out their next open house! Cool stuff.

Thank Dhavekost
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

JPL is the place where all space missions are born. From robotics to satellites, from reentry chutes to deep-sea imaging, JPL's design engineers have conceptualized and executed everything from the first Earth orbit to the Voyagers. The open house is neat, but tickets go quickly (no charge for admission).

Thank ScottWhitfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the open house today and we were super disappointed. First off it's not a tour, it's basically walking into a crowd of 10 thousand people with a map and you're on your own. They say online that they won't let you in before your set time and will take 2 1/2 hours total which is comical! They let... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The center of the universe! This place has some pretty interesting things going on here. Not open to the public except on explore JPL days...

1 Thank Ridefree73
Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

JPL offers free lectures that are open to the public on walk-ins. Presenters are literally world-renowned scientists.

1 Thank HappyGeekyWoman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Overall! Must do! Visit Gift Shop ...even if is the small one at the front gate entrance. You can buy gifts for your friends and families that you cannot buy elsewhere. The Curiosity items are best.

1 Thank HawaiiTraveler777
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a spacey person really... but the history appealed to me so wanted a look around. Fantastic accessible tour guide made it interesting and understandable (his name was Brian) and the stuff you get to see will blow your socks off!

1 Thank Emerson_Powell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes some time and logistics to get a reservation to visit JPL but I have to say that the tour was worth it. The visitors museum and multimedia experience was great. Seeing scale models of many of their probes was inspiring considering the size. You get to visit mission control for the probes as well as see one of... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Open once a year to the public is one of the most advanced space research centers in the world. Operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA, it presides over operations such as the Planetary Robotic spacecraft as well as the construction and launching of Mars Rovers, Orbiting Satelites and responsible for NASA's Deep Space Network. A must visit... More 

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