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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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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This attraction gives a good overall view of the space race and somewhat beyond. I found some of the videos a little dated when they were talking about the space shuttle program being the current space program. It was neat to meet a couple of people who worked on the lunar rover program. It was interesting to hear how they... More

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Pulaski
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62 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took advantage of the Smithsonian Free Museum Day to go here. This is a great place and a wonderful experience. The price is usually an issue for us because it is quite costly, but with the free passes, we were able to visit there. We spent the entire day there and loved it. If we had more time, we... More

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Hampton Cove
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is home of Space Camp and is located in Huntsville, AL. At the USSRC you can see a complete history of the U.S. Space Program under one roof. They even have the Saturn V Moon Rocket on display. The restaurant at the USSRC serves mainly lunch and can handle large groups serving up kid... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This place must have been awesome back in the day when it first opened, but now it looks old and tired. This is a museum for older children, at least eight years old, since much of the interactive exhibits are geared toward them and not to younger children. It was fun to walk around the rockets and space shuttle located... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed the IMAX movie and my younger children enjoyed the mini space shot! All of the attractions were awesome. The only problem I had was when it came time to eat. The food was not very flavorful. It took 15 minutes for chicken strips to be ready and we were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The hands on exhibits are very cool. The outside rockets and other military vehicles are something to see. The size of some are over whelming. The shuttle is awesome, I wish you could go through it though. Must not miss the moon rock It's hidden behind the capsule in the corner of the Saturn V building. Only negatives are the... More

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allentown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The center was very interesting and educational. We were a bus tour and had a special tour. It was off season for them. Great for us. They had real rockets and items from the first space trip up until the last. We went to the testing center and saw where they would set off rockets. Toured the control center which... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had younger children so it was not possible to read the info at the various exhibits. We would have learned so much more about the space program if we could have done this. The little kids really enjoyed the hands on opportunities though- things to climb in, putting on "space gloves", rock wall (bring tennis shoes and pants if... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is a great place to see the space technology, some great artifacts, and the history of space exploration going back to the 50s and 60s. We also loved the Apache helicopter and Mars Landing simulators. Fortunately for us, we were there on a slow day and were able to do the simulators twice without much waiting.

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The U. S. Space and Rocket Center is a must see site in Huntsville, Alabama. People of all ages will find interesting things to see. Great family trip.

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