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The Makhtesh (crater), above which the Makhtesh Ramon Visitors Center is located, is part of the Matsok HaTsinim and Har HaNegev nature reserves. The Visitors Center offers an experience combining the life story of the Israeli astronaut, Col. Ilan...more
Very touching, emotional and fascinating memory of Ilan Ramon the Israeli astronaut. You walk through few exhibitions and movies that describe mainly his journey to space with the Colombia space ship that crashed on the way back to earth. a terrible tragedy and loss of...More
A beautiful center that commemorates Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut who died on a space mission, and at the same time provide intresting information about the wonders of the unique Ramon crater phenomenon. Worth visiting.
The Visitor Center for the Ramon Crater was well set up with knowledgeable and friendly staff. We received some good advice on where to drive and see sights, including for a hike we took in the desert hills via a campground about 45 km past...More
I drove from Eilat, a very scenic drive that eventually takes one through the crater before arriving at the visitors centre. I became aware I was in the crater because I was surrounded by cliffs along one side. The road then goes suddenly upwards, using...More
Its wort to pay a visit before you enter the crater.
The first part of the "high-tech" exhibition is dedicated to Ilan Ramon the first (only?) Israeli astronaut than sadly succumbed in the Columbia space shuttle accident.
The second part is more relevant to the...More
We came to watch the view Didn’t expect much but the place is unique and tell Ilan Ramon story in a beautiful meaningful way that touch children and adults on same time, and we even manage to gain some knowledge
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I think the view from the visitors center alone is worth the stop. It took us about an hour and a half to go through. If you plan on bringing lunch with you and eating there, using the bathroom, getting a cold drink, it'll... More
I think the view from the visitors center alone is worth the stop. It took us about an hour and a half to go through. If you plan on bringing lunch with you and eating there, using the bathroom, getting a cold drink, it'll take 2 hours. I think it's worth it. The view is unreal. Bring a camera.