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“Very small but free”

NASA Ames Visitor Center
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Owner description: This major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley features an interactive visitors center.
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very small but free”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

The best part of the visit is that it is free. Many similar exhibits are available at the Tech museum in San Jose, which is a much better overall use of time.

Visited June 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Didn't get to go in....but....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Tried to go on July 3rd - closed so "families can prepare for July 4th"... obviously closed the 4th.... then got there on Saturday at 10am but they didn't open until 12pm - so never actually got to go inside,

NOTE - you do not get to go into the Ames Research Center /NASA building- what you do get to do is go into the VISITORS center just before the Moffet Field base entrance. If you can manage to get on to the base, there is a wonderful museum with tons of displays and information - outside are planes/helicopter - it is right next to one of the blimp hangars (wth skin removed). You can drive around and see the Ames Reserach buildings, wind tunnel, etc. but it is all gated inside the actual base gates. Nonetheless, an excellent experience!

Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Be sure to ask about the Giant Wind Tunnel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

It is good to see this scientific landmark. Be sure to note the change in "Hanger One". the skin has been removed so it is currently in a skeletal state but should be recovered sometime soon. The visitor center is worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
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“Great Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

I have a friend that works for NASA and he provided a private tour of the Ames Research Center. The history is so very interesting and you'll be amazed at the inventions created at the center.

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San Jose, CA
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

If you want to learn about the space program and how Nasa/Ames is involved; this is the place. Thorougly enjoyed myself.

Visited September 2012
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