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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
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+1 800-637-7223
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and NASA's Official Visitor...

Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and NASA's Official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world.

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Great place for space geeks like me!

We had a great time touring the Rocket Center. Everything was interesting and I learned lots of things I didn't know. The Saturn V Hall was my favorite for a couple of reasons... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time touring the Rocket Center. Everything was interesting and I learned lots of things I didn't know. The Saturn V Hall was my favorite for a couple of reasons. First it is what I was following as a kid (loved the Apollo program). Second, the US Space and Rocket Center has recently (I heard within two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall, a fun and informative day trip. Haven't been there since I was a child and it was nice to come back as an adult and appreciate the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to visit this place for a long time. It was definitely worth the wait. If you love science, engineering, and space then you can't go wrong. My favorite part of the visit was the Davidson Center with all of the artifacts and of course the full size rocker displayed above your head. Wonderful trip!

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Christiana, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have two young boys ages five and eight and we spent about four hours total there. The whole family really enjoyed the entire facility, and ended up going to the IMAX showing at 7 PM of Star Wars. Would recommend to anyone especially those with young children as they love anything to do with spaceships and rockets.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The story begins right after WWII, you can't make this stuff up. Scientists and engineers were brought to the states to help with the space race. America was on the cutting edge of space exploration,which had a side benefit of introducing all sorts of new technology and products to everyday life. It was fun to people of all ages, singles... More 

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Greenville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was totally submerged in this history of space travel. Probably because I was a teenager during the first launches. Some of the contents of the center were actually in space. It is a bit pricey to get in but there is a lot to see. Worth the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our visiting 6 year old granddaughter to the Space and Rocket Center while she was here in Huntsville. She enjoyed the rock climbing wall and playing with other kids out doors but really did not have much appreciation for the exhibits or the IMAX presentation of "Dream Big". When we first arrived we received a very quick and... More 

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Hinesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can view the space ship from outside and read all about the history of the first rocket to the first person in space. You have a choice to go in and view a movie. They have a huge souvenir store with a wide selection of various items.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place. Sometimes pet friendly activities. Good food. Fun rides. The movies are awesome. Terrific IMAX theater. Classes and special speakers excellent. Homer Hickam, Astronauts, glider pilot, etc.

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Louisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 6 hours exploring the museum, watching an IMAX feature, seeing the outdoor rocket park, and a guided tour of Saturn V exhibit. We found the museum to be a little worn and several rooms were under construction. Our favorite in the museum was the informative tour about the International Space Station. Unfortunately the IMAX film was blurry which... More 

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