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Interesting little side trip

Right off the way to Spring Mill State Park and Grissom Memorial. Can view from car. Tours are... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Daniel T L
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Excellent house museum detailing astronaut Gus Grissom's early life

This modest home is where astronaut Gus Grissom lived with his family from age 2 through high... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Right off the way to Spring Mill State Park and Grissom Memorial. Can view from car. Tours are available on different days and times (inquire before visit). Very interesting and great little addition to your trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This modest home is where astronaut Gus Grissom lived with his family from age 2 through high school. It is now a museum and provides an interesting look into Grissom's life before he became an Air Force pilot and eventually one of the Mercury 7...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This was a great stop on the way to the museum. Make sure you stop on Saturday since this is the only day they are open. We had a very nice lady who was knowlagable of the house and his family. They did a very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

What the TripAdvisor app doesn't say is that the house is only open on Saturday for tours. I had to google search the site for that information. The outside has been restored and looks great, however, since they were not open it was hard to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to stop by and share his history with my daughter. She was a little interested when we got there and I wished we could have taken a tour. It's easy to find right off main street downtown area. The house has been maintained...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Danielle C
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a chance to go in but we drove by. Contrary to how he is sometimes depicted in movies, Gus Grissom was a very important figure in the history of the US space program. What many people don't know is that Deke Slayton...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2015

Grissom's boyhood home has been nicely restored with interesting stories about where and how his family lived. Many items were original to the home and given back to the home. The lady who told us about his home was well versed in its history. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2015
4  Thank Joyce M
Reviewed September 12, 2015

we come often and visit gus grssom's boyhood home. its a great endeavor for the memory of a astronaut who died 1 month before i was born./

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank melissarc2015
Reviewed July 10, 2015

They've done a wonderful job of renovating Gus Grissom's boyhood home. Located right on Grissom Ave, just a few blocks from main street. Even has a tribute sign out in the yard, and is a few blocks from the Gus Grissom Monument on 6th Street....More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank RacingFan14
Reviewed March 25, 2015

The group that saved Gus Grissom's home from demolition and is slowly restoring it to its mid-20th century state is to be commended. Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom was one of America's original seven astronauts and might have been the first man on the moon had...More

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank HistorianMom
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