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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

Open Now: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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Very touching, emotional and fascinating memory of Ilan Ramon the Israeli astronaut. You walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liraz B
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Intresting and informative

A beautiful center that commemorates Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut who died on a space... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramat Yishay, Israel
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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
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Rehov Maale Ben Tur, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liraz B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s really amazing exhibition very exciting and interesting we recommend for everyone with kids or without. Don’t miss it

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Recommended due to the geological timeline review. Include many exhibitions (to many) about Ramon the astronaut (interesting but not relevant to the crater visitor center to my view)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nadavit
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

A must visit. Educational tour and movies about the first Israeli astronaut Eilan Ramon and the geological wonder if how the Ramon creater was created . Wonderful view from of the creater.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank benicahana
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I recommend people arriving to Mitspe Ramon to visit this center, to see amazing Audiovisual exhibits about the place and about Ilan Ramon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Nechama S | Reviewed this property |
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