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Address: 301 S Foch St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-3365
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Spaceport America Experience visitors should be ready for an authentic...

Spaceport America Experience visitors should be ready for an authentic experience they can’t get anywhere else! Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today – and to be a place where visitors can have a have a hands-on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility.

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Neat experience

Great staff and a neat experience. You'll probably spend more time traveling to and from this site than actually on the property, but if you're in the area it's worth a stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
indyemmett
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Muncie, Indiana
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Scam artists entered Sierra County and made all kinds of fraudulent promises. Their front man, hustler Virgin Airlines founder lied and lied. Taxpayers were promised 2000 local jobs and millions in local revenues. The whole debacle is a hoax and fraud, and has cost Taxpayers over one hundred million as this was done with bonds, and the money spirited away... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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312 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great staff and a neat experience. You'll probably spend more time traveling to and from this site than actually on the property, but if you're in the area it's worth a stop.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I keep saying that I'm going to visit the SpacePort but I can't pull myself out of the water at Riverbend Hot Springs. The Spaceport looks awesome but whats with the high costs of the tours? Seems like it should be more accessable to the public.

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1 Thank 330concierge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The best thing I can say about this tour is GO, DO IT! Your excitement about space travel will double. Mark was so informative and entertaining!

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Washington
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120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is terrible. I reserved a tour two months in advance. A few days later, I was told that all future tours had been canceled because the vendor lost their contract. Fine. I called *four times* to get my tickets refunded and every time heard a new excuse–the manager was out and would call me back. He never did.... More 

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1 Thank ReadyForThisJelly
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A group of us headed out there yesterday from Albuquerque for the Open House. It's a long drive from here but we had a gorgeous day so it was all good. The Spaceport is quite isolated (about 40 minutes from T or C), but the site is quite expansive with great views. The sculpture you see upon arrival is beautiful... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We wanted to check out the Spaceport, but changed our minds when we walked in the TorC office. We walked into the office/gift shop and found a young woman glued to her phone (imagine that) and a "gift shop" stocked with a couple of 3X or Small t-Shirts - nothing in between. The dis-interest by the "staff" made us turn... More 

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Altadena, CA
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The information about the current space programs was interesting but the guide kept pushing economic propaganda which was simplistic and laughable. No mention of 50+ years of public funding and public benefit which put the space program where it is today.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The tour is the only way to actually get on site and see Spaceport America. It leaves from their tourist facility near Elephant Butte NM and you drive on a small bus with friendly and knowledgable driver a long way out in wonderful NM country to reach the site. You pass Ted Turners ranch HQ on the way out to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

You leave on the shuttle from the Visitor Center in T or C. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The ride to the Spaceport is about an hour and some history videos were shown. Not much to see. Disappointed we weren't able to see the space plane model up close, only from behind a foggy window. The other building with... More 

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