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Not much to see but worth it

Cool display that is also a time capsule. You will be done in 16 minutes. Good place to come for... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
wingnut457
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California
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Interesting

Interesting stop. Informative. But definitely in need of some repair. Wish it said where the helium... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
readj50
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Humble, Texas
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Cool display that is also a time capsule. You will be done in 16 minutes. Good place to come for a walk, there is a nice lake to walk around and a nice play area for little kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wingnut457
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A monument to the discovery of helium in the sun’s atmosphere. Cool sculpture, even cooler that it is a Sundial and has multiple time capsules. The first one is opening September 29, 2018 so plan your trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kathys7572
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting stop. Informative. But definitely in need of some repair. Wish it said where the helium plant was.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank readj50
Reviewed 18 July 2018

it looks a bit neglected and sad...signs are faded and not well maintained. but we were glad we stopped and took a gander.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JRL4811
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Okay, so this is not a destination but a side trip along the way..but a fun one. We almost did not go, but it was interesting. It was built in 1968. There are four time capsules to opened in 25, 50, 100, and 1,000 years.The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Well, it’s a monument. How much time can you spend looking at one? It’s unlikely you’ll find another monument to helium so might as well make a quick stop.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lucky_Eddie
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Pretty darn cool.A monument for Helium. The tubes are full of books and memorabilia to be opened in the future.It is on the hospital grounds, so check your directions.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a good place to visit. Great photo opportunities. This is right in front of the Discovery Center.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 142Jen
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Was really interesting & different. We followed & went to most of the Route 66 acctractions. This was very different & interesting from the normal tourist traps.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wiiliamh2017
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Cool monument dedicated to helium. Time capsule underneath. Pouring when we stopped, unfortunately, but worth a look if you're heading to the science museum next-door with kids or you want to embrace your inner nerd a little.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank emmdeeceee
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Karen P
27 March 2018|
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Response from Biggdan |
The Helium Time Columns Monument Committee in conjunction with the Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening on September 29, 2018.
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478lyndaw
25 February 2017|
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Response from dougf74 | Reviewed this property |
outside monument with no set hours
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