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Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum

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Very Nice Tribute for a true Space Pioneer!

Historic memorial for Astronaut Gus Grissom, Who was one of the first Americans in space. An actual... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel T L
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
via mobile
History can be facinating

Interesting look at the life of Virgil "Gus" Grissom and the US Space program in its early days... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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“his life”(9 reviews)
“space capsule”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Historic memorial for Astronaut Gus Grissom, Who was one of the first Americans in space. An actual space craft & equipment and personal items of Grissom's. Located at the entrance of Spring Mill State Park.

Thank Daniel T L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting look at the life of Virgil "Gus" Grissom and the US Space program in its early days. Short stop but packed with lots of facts and information. Space Capsule, Astronaut suit, photos, and other historic displays. You learn a lot about this man, his...More

1  Thank derbyfan2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent collection of Gus Grissom memorabilia (even his not so great grade school report cards) with great photos from his astronaut days. Very good description of his progression from Mercury to Gemini to tragic Apollo program.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Awesome to learn about an Indiana native who contributed to the exploration of space! It might be on the small side, but its a museum that honors him well.

Thank Keegan R
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The Museum is a definite stop while in Spring Mill State Park. There is a short movie at the end of the museum that gave anyone not old enough an real understanding of what kind of hero Gus was. They have a Space capsule inside,...More

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Located just past the entrance gate to Spring Mill State Park, this small museum honors Mitchell, IN native Virgil "Gus" Grissom who was an astronaut before his untimely death in 1967. The short film is a great way to learn about America's early space programs...More

1  Thank Susan E
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Spring mill has a very nice show and museum on Astronaut Gus Grissom very. Educational for all ages.no. charge to get into. Museum but there is a fee to enter the state park. Their is a gift shop where you can get more information to...More

Thank deborahdY2385TY
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Took extended family, with young grandkids, who seemed to enjoy the exhibits. I found it very informative and well displayed. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank kkstein
Reviewed 18 February 2018

A worthwhile stop near the entrance to Spring Mill State Park. The memorial presents an overview of the accomplishments of Astronaut Gus Grissom and a high level review of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. The displays, information and short video presentation provided are a...More

Thank Charlie E
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a great venue for old and young alike. Lots of history for this great man, I knew his family so I had a lot of inside knowledge of Gus. In fact, as a state trooper, I provided security for his parents when he...More

Thank Jim R
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the museum is inside the park. I did have to pay to get in the park but the museum is included in the fee. Check their website to see if there are exceptions.