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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Touching and powerful

I recommend people arriving to Mitspe Ramon to visit this center, to see amazing Audiovisual... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarah L
Vienna, Austria
via mobile
Amazing experience. Worth special visit

We came to watch the view Didn’t expect much but the place is unique and tell Ilan Ramon story in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Makhtesh (crater), above which the Makhtesh Ramon Visitors Center is located, is part of the Matsok HaTsinim and Har HaNegev nature reserves. The Visitors Center offers an experience combining the life story of the Israeli astronaut, Col. Ilan...more
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Rehov Maale Ben Tur, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-658-8691
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recommend people arriving to Mitspe Ramon to visit this center, to see amazing Audiovisual exhibits about the place and about Ilan Ramon.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to watch the view Didn’t expect much but the place is unique and tell Ilan Ramon story in a beautiful meaningful way that touch children and adults on same time, and we even manage to gain some knowledge

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful view of Machtesh Ramon, great visit in Ramon Museum; They mixed it together with info about Ilan Ramon and geological info about the wonders of nature around you. Great on hot summer days to spend a good time there. Takes about an hour, the...More

Thank Ronile212
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The center compbines an overview of the chronicles of Ilan Ramon the first Israeli astronaut and the forming of the crater. Do not miss this experience

Thank eddyv5
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It takes bravery to venture into space and each astronaut tempts fate with each adventure. The visitor center film and display extols the life of Elon Roman and his love for the freedom of flight. He was tops in the Israeli Air Force and worked...More

Thank sngeranium
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A moving and informative tribute to the Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, as well as a well presented and educational presentation on the Maktesh. A must see or a great pit stop on your way to Eilat.

Thank justthesix0fus
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A tear jerker exhibition on The Israeli astrunaut Ilan Ramon. There is also a condensed exhibition on the Ramon creator formation. highly recommended

Thank EarlDGrt
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Background info on Ilan Ramon, for whom the crater is named and geological information on how the crater was formed. Great views from lookout and promenade.

Thank jsavElizabeth
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A must see exhibit about Ilan Ramon and his son, plus a lot of information about the crater and the animal life.

Thank rapunzelNewYork
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The staff working there are very very knowledgeable about where to go for what. There is a also a tour of the museum in the visitor center with English speaking guide. The view of the crater from the outside of the center is pretty dramatic...More

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Xintian C
19 August 2015|
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Response from Nechama S | Reviewed this property |
I think the view from the visitors center alone is worth the stop. It took us about an hour and a half to go through. If you plan on bringing lunch with you and eating there, using the bathroom, getting a cold drink, it'll... More