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Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum

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Impressive little museum honoring astronaut and Mitchell native Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, flew the second Mercury mission, the first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Indiana
Wonderful tribute to Virgil "Gus" Grissom

Once you're in the park, this attraction is free. Donations are accepted. There are great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mount Vernon, Indiana
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“space program”(8 reviews)
“his life”(8 reviews)
“american hero”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gus Grissom, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, flew the second Mercury mission, the first Gemini mission, and was training to command the first Apollo mission when he and his crewmates, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, were tragically killed on the launch pad at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed going through this museum at the state park. It was a nice break from the heat. There were some interactive exhibits that didn't work. But for the most part they were engaging. We were in and out in about 30 minutes, but...More

Thank josavatanhen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you're in the park, this attraction is free. Donations are accepted. There are great exhibits and a movie about Gus Grissom's life. Great for all ages.

Thank ag0wer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small memorial/museum. Basic information on space flight of the era was presented along with the space suit that Grissom wore and the space capsule he flew in. There is also an informative movie that reviews all of the written information we had...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A gotta see if your in the area. A little museum but stuffed with so much of Gus Grissom's things on loan from his wife. The capsule was amazing.

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 12 July 2018 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 20 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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
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5 July 2017|
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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.