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“Entertaining for all ages!”

The Galaxy Connection
Ranked #26 of 78 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Star Wars and Superhero inspired museum. Semi-guided tour of a personal collection of a super fan. Lots of great photo opportunities and chance to interact with exhibits. Fun for all generations
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Entertaining for all ages!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This was a surprise stop for our 8 and 4 year old sons during our vacation in and around central Arkansas.

Our 8 year old loved it all and asked if we can "please come back when we're around here again" several times the rest of the afternoon! Our 4 year old wasn't as thrilled during the tour and wanted to be held a couple of times as he was getting tired from the day's activities; but, he perked up in the last room when he was able to {censored to not spoil the surprise}.

Our guide was very entertaining and was visibly excited to share his knowledge of the Star Wars empire!

It was a great experience and we learned a lot of "behind the scenes" secrets of Star Wars.

If you love Star Wars - and, even if you aren't but you're with someone that does - stop in and spend a great half-hour+ with Vader and all his "friends"!

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Bridgett C, Owner at The Galaxy Connection, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Wow! What a nice review! It was a pleasure to have your family visit us! Stop by and see us again in the future!
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesomeness. The force is with us!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The sets were well done, and the commentary was both fun and informative. The beard of knowledge was very knowledgeable. The merchandise was reasonally priced through out the large quantity of vintage collectibles (and cool t-shirts). Fun for kids. We give it a thumbs up!

Visited August 2014
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Bridgett C, Owner at The Galaxy Connection, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
So glad you were able to visit us!!! Thanks for the nice review!
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Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“By a fan for fans”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Not a professional museum per se but well worth the price of admission. Also a great selection of collectibles for sale.

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Bridgett C, Owner at The Galaxy Connection, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
How privileged we were to have you guys here! Thanks so much for coming and the nice review!
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you love Star Wars, this tour is a must!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is not an official Star Wars museum but a man's personal collection. However, he does have a few George Lucas studios certified replica movie props. Lots of the man's personal toys from his childhood displayed very well. A replica X-wing fighter to sit in & take pictures. And at the end of the tour you and your family can dress as a Jedi for pics. A nice gift shop & area with vintage toys for sale. The staff is friendly & the tour guide was enthusiastic & knowledgeable. This was definitely my 8 year old son's favorite part of the trip! Well worth a trip to to this museum!

Visited July 2014
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Bridgett C, Owner at The Galaxy Connection, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
So glad we got to be a part of your vacation! Thanks for coming to see us!
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“More than the average tour.....”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My husband has always liked the Star Wars movies and merchandise so this was a museum he wanted to visit. This is a home-grown outfit so if you're looking for a big city museum, you will be disappointed. The displays are a little cheesy but even my husband learned a few things about the movies, characters and actors from our tour guide. He was very informative and made sure to keep us on our strict 30-minute tour timeframe. Each room is made up of different characters and is interesting to learn the history and facts about each. The last room contains the best feature....which I won't spoil just in case you want to visit. If you are a diehard Star Wars fan, you should visit this museum. Be sure to pick up some coupons, which are located all over town, to help with the cost of entry.

Visited July 2014
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Bridgett C, Owner at The Galaxy Connection, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thanks for coming to see us! We are glad you learned new facts and enjoyed the experience!
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