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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
800-637-7223
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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and NASA's Official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Warsaw, Poland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to visit if you (or your children) have interest in space exploration. Informative, large, interactive. The whole day can be spent here with pleasure. The only two things I didn't like are: some attractions are very well exposed yet reserved for space camps and alike (causing some of the ordinary visitors, children specially, to fuss... More

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Valrico, Florida
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent half a day here and could have easily stayed longer given the exhibits and activities available. We did the museum and two IMAX shows, Hubble and the Hidden Universe. It was great. Just seeing Hubble's beautiful pics on that screen was awe inspiring. Surprisingly the boys had a blast at the GPS exhibit getting a taste of geocaching.... More

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Carmel, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Not really a fan. Place seemed a little run down and run by graduates of Space Camp and not necessarily well versed. Unfortunately I am comparing this to the Space Center in Florida which was amazing. Seemed more geared toward children. Took the bus tour which turned out to be the highlight of the day and that was just okay.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The sights were interesting and very educational. Enjoyed learning the history of rockets, shuttles, missiles. However disappointed in the customer service for the amount of money spent. Maps were small and black & white. The movie was cancelled that we scheduled our day around. Even in the food court order something from menu and they don't have it. Not a... More

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Houston, Tx, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The history preserved for future generations is priceless. I did see definite signs of of budget cuts, the grounds were not perfect and there are signs of neglect. The seats in the IMAX theater are almost falling apart, the area in front of the rock climbing is coming apart as well. My husband and kids had a wonderful time and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Sent my daughter to space camp for a week and she did not want to come home. All she has been talking about is going back next summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Living in the area, we've visited the US Space and Rocket Center many times. It never gets old. The center has been moving its exhibits from the old building to the new Davidson Center and expanding its exhibits. There is still plenty to see, including a real Saturn V rocket. There are also plenty more in the Rocket Park area.... More

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center last year. From the moment we got to the parking lot and until we left, we enjoyed seeing all the exhibits and viewing the photos from the start of the space age. While visiting the center, I found that I was constantly taking pictures of just about everything they... More

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited the center for the first time. Lots of history about the space program with lots of rockets and modules to see. Many interactive activities for adults and kids as well. Get the center and IMAX combo for a few dollars more, it is worth it. The cafeteria is good especially the huge salad bar.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I liked it all. the staff were all very helpful in answering questions. it was a wonderful way to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first landing on the moon.

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