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Ramon Crater Visitor Center - Makhtesh Ramon

Rehov Maale Ben Tur, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-658-8691
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Ramon Crater Visitor Center

Center is very interesting and the crater is amazing. A film is shown which is good but bring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Loved it

The tour center was great. The mix of crater and Colonel Ramon history was very moving. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry E
Dunwoody, Georgia
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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 Ramon, while enabling visitors to become familiar with the largest makhtesh in the world and its unique natural phenomena.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rehov Maale Ben Tur, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-658-8691
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Center is very interesting and the crater is amazing. A film is shown which is good but bring tissues with you.

Thank KTlove2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour center was great. The mix of crater and Colonel Ramon history was very moving. Great tour and worth the time.

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff kept me waiting for 20 minutes 'caste one lady wasn't responsible for giving me tips for hiking and the second lady was occupied with counting of money. But after that I god free English map with hiking trails in it and actual tips. I...More

Thank Janka K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roughly 200 yards from Beresheet Hotel and Spa, this is a well organized, timed exhibit in memorial to Ilan Ramon. He was a top Israeli pilot who became the first and only Israeli NASA astronaut, who perished on the fatal Columbia mission. The visitor center...More

Thank HMR52
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This visitor center splits in to 2 subjects: memorial of Ilan Ramon and information on the serounding of the crater. The first one is emotional but I think that it could be much more interesting in its potecial if they had gave more informtion on...More

Thank einathl
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is on top of Ramon Crater, wonderful view. Every 15 min tour starts, you should ask for language or subtitles. It is electronic tour, 2 rooms dedicated to Ilan Ramon (I was very touched because I knew Asaf, his son) and 2...More

Thank Sktriper
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Most of the visitors center is now about Ilan Ramon. So not related in any way to the ramon crater. Better off driving around the area and exploring. The colored sand a few minutes away was a hit with the kids

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 7 October 2017

As I wrote in my other reviews of his area there are many places to stop by on your way to Eilat, this is one of the better places. The trip of the center of the country to Eilat takes around 4-5 hours and you...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Well laid out and interesting visitors centre with lots of information about Ilan Ramon, the crater itself and the local animals. Really worth the visit.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Tried to provide information but is not an all round tourist info center. Left the building with a map that gave less info than google. Really no point going here for info All the more if you like Israeli space travels

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Xintian C
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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