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“If you love space history this is a must”

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Alamogordo
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Owner description: This museum complex includes the space museum, Planetarium, IMAX® dome theater, Hubbard Space Science Education Facility, and the International Space Hall of Fame.
Glendale, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“If you love space history this is a must”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

A great collection of memorabilia from the mercury space program to the space shuttle. Every aspect of the space program is touched upon at this entertaining museum.

Visited April 2014
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“An educational attraction.”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the Museum. With all of the educational displays, it is well worth the $6 /person (adult) entrance fee. Yes some of the displays are still under construction, but overall, a good value. Lots of history of rocketry and space exploration. Outside displays of rockets and engines. Easy to get to and plenty of parking including RVs. This would be a great educational attraction for the kids. Elevators and ramps throughout the building make it very accessible.

Visited April 2014
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Sedona, AZ
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth the trip to Alamogordo just for this”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is not a huge facility, but the films were excellent. Great exhibits. Liked that the history was inclusive and not just the US history of space exploration.

Visited March 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Historic, Informative”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Well organized. Great displays. Could spend a whole day and not see it all! Lots of history. Tons of artifacts.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Spent two hours here reading exhibits”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Spent about two hours here with spouse on recent visit to Alamogordo. We love all things space exploration, NASA, etc and were not disappointed. Enjoyed the museum only; did not see any films at the nearby IMAX theatre. If you're a space junkie this is great! Interesting exhibits on early space, living/working in space, those who have made it happen (there are plaques of all inductees along the walls in the museum so you can read about the inventions and people who've made space exploration possible), and even a fun Space Shuttle landing simulator (free!) kids of all ages can try. Just please be considerate and let others waiting behind you have a try. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a family of 4 to finally get the picture and move on after they'd each tried it about four times (and no, your 3 year old wasn't even doing it-he was trying to go to Daddy).

If you're planning a visit to the SpacePort or want to see something different in the area, this is great. Nice gift shop with reasonably priced souvenirs, too.

Visited April 2014
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