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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone Number: 800-637-7223
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Description: 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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Education can be fun

Where else can you experience such fun while learning about the American Space Program. American history right here and spectator friendly. Experience first hand all about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Where else can you experience such fun while learning about the American Space Program. American history right here and spectator friendly. Experience first hand all about the space program and the people that made it happen. Also lots of fun rides for all kids in us.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic visit. Spend all day here there is that much to see! The Saturn V rocket and the Davidson Center are very interesting. If you can, go on a Thursday and enjoy the Bier Garden!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A definite must stop if you're in the area. Fun and educational. We plan on going back again someday.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Space Center. We spent about a half day there touring the sites. The iMax movie was definitely worthwhile. It was too bad the bus tour was not available to non US citizens. We spent most of our time in the Saturn Rocket Center. It was well presented.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Highly informative and educational museum that children will love. I only wish the Mars Rover simulator really was, and not a State Fair ride that takes you on a Martian roller coaster. Be prepared to spend at least 4 hours seeing everything.

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We paid for a day pass and the bus tour during Spring Break week with two kids, ages 4 & 9. The museum, buildings, and rides are all great. This is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Lots to do for all ages. There are climbing play areas indoors and outdoors for the smaller kids, and big rides and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the US Space and Rocket Center! Easily spent the whole day meandering through the exhibits and trying out activities It was super interesting for the kiddos to see a different side of space travel - war tech. HOW COOL to see such a large slice of the moon, an actual piece of the space... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

As a young boy I never missed a space launch from Mercury to the Space Shuttle, I've seen them all, and if you have always been intrigued by space travel, you must go there. It's great to see an actual Apollo space capsule that has been in space, as well as a Saturn V rocket. Just about every type of... More 

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Lakeland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Took the grandson's for a road trip to a location that grabbed their attention and imagination. the right amount of history, learning and adventure.

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Russellville, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took our 3 kids 8,5,>1 for a Sunday adventure. I do have to say that my kids were way more excited than this than I thought they would be. They just loved seeing the massive rockets and vast exhibits on site. They are still talking about the attraction later in the night. All in all, we arrived and the... More 

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