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“Dont go for a half day, you need all day”

Space Center Houston
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Ranked #4 of 300 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee. The center features more than 400 space artifacts as well as numerous permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program – all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike. Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston is open every day except Christmas day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Greenock, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dont go for a half day, you need all day”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We only had a short half day visit to the NASA centre, and really this was a mistake. We should have taken all day to make the most of the entrance fee.

The tours were a little fast, and could have done with more time at the control room. It was a busy day when we attended, so this probably had something to do with it.

Plenty to do for all ages, and kids should be well catered for.

Visited May 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The best of Houston”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is simply the best attraction in Houston area. Is not so big as I expected but is a nice and funny place specially if you visit this place with young childrens. They charge the parking unfortunately so be ready with additional money, not only the admission tickets.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good But A Little pricey”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Spent Almost 5 Hours Here. Took Both trams, Wish TheY Were Combined Into One. Llots Of Time riding And Not Seeing Much. Blast Off Was A Joke. Glad I Saw It But Wouldnt Go Back.

Visited June 2013
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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“Good for first timers”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My friends n I njoyed dis place but I do not see myself coming back again for a long time.
Everybody is always talkin about NASA. I Dont see the what the big fuss is about...

The other area attractions were good enough to enjoy your time while in the area.

Visited June 2013
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“Something for everyone of all ages.”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The tram was less than thrilling for our kids (12, 5, and 15 months) too many stairs (no strollers- no bathrooms- no drinks.). After the 1.5 hours of tram ride we went back inside to eat. The food was a little overpriced. The kids had a blast on the inside though! Lots of hands on and neat exhibits.

Visited June 2013
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