I've been fortunate enough to recently visit both Houston Space Center in Texas, and Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, Russia. These places have similar exhibits for tourists, but they are also different in surprising ways. Let's see how they fare in a different kind of space race.
Like many buildings in Moscow, The Museum of Cosmonautics is quite impressive at first sight: visitors enter through a park, and the museum has a gigantic monument depicting a rocket taking off on top. Houston Space Center entrance next to their parking lot is not quite as imaginative. Walking in from the Starbucks across the road was a very Texan pedestrian experience, that is to say I felt like I should have had a car. They do have a space shuttle perched on top of a 747 at the front, but even that doesn't compare to the sheer Soviet grandness of the Russian monument.