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New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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  • I am someone who likes to visit the off beat and hidden gems in any given area (this definitely qualifies). This is a museum that has different artifacts and exhibits that detail space travel. Althoug...  more »
  • A great museum! Lots of fascinating information, interactive things to keep your interest and a lot of information on the people who have influenced and contributed to space travel. We got there after...  more »
  • Cool little place to visit while in NW. This is not a very large place but has allot to see. You can easily spend a few hours here if you wanted. The facility has (if I remember correctly) 4 floors of...  more »
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  • A great place for kids and adults. Lots to learn and experience with interesting exhibits and interactive displays. Kids can practice landing the space shuttle and try on astronaut clothes. It took us about 3 hours to go through the whole thing and we really enjoyed it.
  • If you haven't been to a space museum, please visit this place! Great to learn the basic history of space travel and how we got there. On a more honest note: I've been to probably 4 or 5 different space-related museums/exhibits and this was pretty underwhelming. The building is neat from the outside, and the layout of the museum is very unique because of how chronological it is, seems more kid and beginner oriented. TL;DR: If you've been to Kennedy Space Center or similar, you may be disappointed by this smaller museum.
  • This museum was a great surprise find for me, I didn't know it was there before a trip passing through Alamogordo. I'll admit that I was expecting to be underwhelmed when I showed up, but that was quickly replaced with feeling like I'd struck gold. The facilities are top-notch and laid out in an easy to follow "timeline" of the history of space exploration; the displays were informative, significant events were thoughtfully explained, and the inclusion of rival space programs and their achievements was classy. I'll be going back again.
  • It tells a lot about the ways NASA used New Mexico as a way to train their astronauts. There are lots of cool things to look at and explore. It's definitely a kid friendly place too.
  • This museum is very interesting and informative about space technology as well as the technologies that have been defeloped here at Holloman and White Sands Missile Range over the last several decades. Very interesting if you're curious about this area's influence on military and space technology as it is today.