mshotwell

mshotwell

July 27, 2019
Rated 3.0

I can understand both sides of the reviews. We just left and I went with 17, 14 and 12 year old boys. Here’s what I found.

Price-it was $30 per person even for my 12 year old. Ok, I’ve paid more and less for museums and educational activities. Once I got in, it should be a little less expensive for what is offered.

Material-very information info and I learned a lot, as did my boys, about the space program in general and loving in space. I loved learning the things but have to say, it was mostly presentation style when it wasn’t interactive for the kids. So let’s get to that.....

Kids interactive parts- almost half were broken. They had many items that kids could do to learn things and sometimes they would have 2. When there was 2, almost every other one was broken.

Outdoor items- ok, this was very cool! As was going through the Skylab. The movie was just as great too!

All in all, we spent about 4 hours there. My kids even say it was worth the money, but just barely because so many items weren’t working.

And be prepared: it got so crowded that we had to shuffle our feet to go through many parts!

1 person found this review helpful
July 27, 2019
Rated 5.0

Fantastic tour for any Texas fan! Even my 12 year old got into learning and enjoyed the scavenger hunt. Cheap and worth the cash! We spent about 2 hours here reading and enjoying the story of how Texas became the 28th state! Enjoy!

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July 27, 2019
Rated 4.0

Great little stop with some fun hands in learning! The lady there was super nice too!!! Totally worth the stop even if you don’t do the “tour”. The cotton gin doesn’t run but twice a year, so you may see it, but you won’t see it working unless you’re there one of those times. Cute little area all together!

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July 26, 2019
Rated 5.0

Cute stop for photos with clean restrooms and nice little shops.

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July 25, 2019
Rated 4.0

Cute few hour stop and it makes you believe. At least if you read the stuff at the beginning of the museum and not the stuff at the end. Granted some of it’s a little cheesy, but it’s cheap and fun!

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July 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

We’ve been to Mammoth Cave and Linville Caverns, but these were worth the trip! 750 feet down, and there’s an elevator and it’s handicap accessible! If you have an America the beautiful pass, you’re in free too! Just a wonderful few hours spent exploring the caves!

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July 24, 2019
Rated 4.0

My kids are thrilled they got to enjoy this site! There is a $5 per person charge and a lady sitting at the gate. We got there just after 5. Also did a little shopping and had some fry bread. One of this iconic things you just gotta do.

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July 24, 2019
Rated 5.0

We spent 2 hours here with my 12, 14 and 17 year old boys and they could have spent 2 more! It was so fun! You never know what’s around the next corner! Like others have said, there’s no words to tell you exactly WHAT it is. It’s like falling down the rabbit hole after Alice! Enjoy! We sure did!

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July 23, 2019
Rated 4.0

So glad we stumbled across this little stop! My boys are into history, so this was a great place to stretch our legs and learn some fascinating World War II information. Yes, this place IS in Burger King. It's free though and we didn't even order food. If you have younger kids, there's a play area for them to let off steam too. Worth the stop, but man I wish it was in something other than a fast food joint.

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July 23, 2019
Rated 5.0

Great place to view the canyon. Stop by the watchtower and grandview. Great view points and not as crowded as the lodge. This is covered by the NPS pass and if you enter here, you can stop at the lodge and exit through the east entrance for some different and beautiful views! Photos do not do this place justice. They look fake because it's just so massive. We spent about 4 hours looking, having ice cream and just in complete awe!

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