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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes
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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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Fascinating!

Great place to visit for all ages. For an adult, history buff, it was great. For kids, there was a lot to do. History of the space program is fascinating and they do a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit for all ages. For an adult, history buff, it was great. For kids, there was a lot to do. History of the space program is fascinating and they do a wonderful job telling it Highly recommend.

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Tacoma, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is pretty amazing because you can walk the entire length of the Apollo type rocket that took men to the moon. The displays are well done and the history is fascinating. I ended up talking to a docent for a while and when I googled his name I realized he was a leader on many projects and was... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time with the kids at this museum. We even saw the new Star Wars Movie at the IMAX. There is a lot of reading so it might be a little slow for very young children.

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Norcross, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently visited here with my brother (who lives in Huntsville). It's a wonderful opportunity to see the history of rockets as well as see them full sized. They have an SR-71 Blackbird there now as well. If you have kids there is a lot of hands on attractions they can interact with and some rotating exhibits... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit with lots of very interesting displays and interactive things for kids. Great for kids who want to see some actual space rockets. Careful with the "Mars Grill" - salad bar is ok, cheeseburger is $8 and equivalent of a McDonalds cheeseburger for $.99. Same with the grilled cheese which was about $4 (two slices of... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to space and rocket center where we got to explore history of rockets. This is very educational and very clean. Staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history. I tested this for myself😁. This was awesome but a bit pricey. They do have group rates so that might help a bit. Archimedes threw us a bit as some of... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of space stuff to see. Cost of $52 for a couple seems awfully steep for what is about a three hour event. Great hands on for kids. Not busy but way too many staff standing around plus the volunteers.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took our 4 and 8 year old boys and there was A LOT to see and do for both the kids and the adults. We have traveled a lot around the US visiting national parks, museums, children's museums, national museums, and this is by far the most age inclusive place we have been to. Totally worth the $$ and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rocket center has something for everyone. I thought I would be bored when I went with my husband and son, but there's a lot of history there too, which I really liked. Of course my son and husband loved all the technology and rockets!

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Thank Cristi G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was better than I ever thought. The exhibits are great and well done. It takes a person through the entire space program. If a person has questions there are a lot of people (former engineers on the programs) walking around to guide you through and give information from a first hand view.

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Thanks so much for visiting us! We're glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

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