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Challenger Space Center
Ranked #4 of 37 things to do in Peoria
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Owner description: 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.
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good afternoon”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

It was low admission with AAA discount or other discounts. The tour guide was knowledgeable. It is more geared towards older kids or birthday parties or field trips. But my 4 year old, still enjoyed it. They let her play with some of the equipment and the people were friendly. It's not a big museum. But it's a MUSEUM, not a playground. It's mellow and you go at your pace. Lots of pictures and history. They offer more programs on certain nights and it involves family. It's good place to check out.

Visited February 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of models and photos, good for a short visit”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Took 2 grandsons, ages 4 and 7 here last week. We spent a little over an hour here, probably best for kids a little older and especially for kid's groups where they can get a hands on experience with mission control. My grandson is fascinated with tornados right now and loved the dust devil exhibit that we could turn on and watch a simulated dust devil.
We tried the flight simulator but think that would be best for older kids. Some photo ops but not a lot of "hands on" for this age group. Nice gift shop.

Visited March 2012
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Saginaw, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A pleasant relaxing visiting”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

This place is geared toward kids and school groups, but older folks with enjoy the memories of the early space race. There are alot of neat, clean, and well lighted exhibits on the 3 story site. A couple of different movies are available for viewing at no extra cost. and the cost is $7.00 apiece and there are all kinds of discounts that will bring the price down. A nice little tour on a rare cool or rainy day.

Visited March 2012
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minneapolis, mn
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Not worth admission money”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is a small museum with some picture walls: both photo and artist renderings of space and the space program. Special attention is given Krista MacAulliffe. It appears the building is better used for special classes and birthday parties. No much to see or du, either for an adult or child visitor.

Visited March 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good for older kids”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

The people at the front weren't very professional. But they were very nice with the tour. It is something for 7 year olds or above. There is a lot of information and interesting pictures and facts. It was a good afternoon.

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