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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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An all day adventure with amazing stories and videos of the space program. Lots of kid friendly interactive exhibits and activities. Many knowledgeable personnel who will answer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Saint Robert, Missouri
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Saint Robert, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

An all day adventure with amazing stories and videos of the space program. Lots of kid friendly interactive exhibits and activities. Many knowledgeable personnel who will answer questions.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was a memorable and educational experience. If space exploration fascinates you, this is a must do trip.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was a little nervous about taking my boys (9 and 12 years old) to the Space Center because I'd never been and I didn't know if they'd like it. However, they had such a great time they didn't want to leave at the end of the day. Now they're begging to go back. Tons of hands on activities and... More 

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

We are so happy that you all enjoyed your recent visit to our center. We are constantly working on new exhibits, simulators, and features to ensure every guest has an exceptional visit. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. We hope to see you all back soon! More 

Parker, Colorado
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had some time to kill and decided to stop in to the Rocket Center. Having visited Kennedy this was very interesting and met the standards. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The exhibits are great and the IMAX was amazing.

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is always a great place to stop off if you have free time! Even just coming in to catch a movie on our IMAX Dome theater is a great way to spend a spare hour. Thanks for your post and come back soon! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at opening and left at 4:00pm and had a good time. This was informative and interactive for the kids. They liked the Robot Zoo and looking at a getting in some of the space items in the Discovery building. We all had hamburgers for lunch and they were not bad or too terribly expensive. We also saw the... More 

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we arrived, the parking lot was packed! I was worried the museum would be a nightmare, but it wasn't. The place is huge & it never felt over crowded. I would say optimal age for this place would be 5 and up. The museum is jam packed full of hands-on exhibits and simulators. The lines were never more than... More 

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

Thank you for bragging on our staff. We strive to provide the friendly and helpful service our guests expect. Thank you so much for your feedback and for your trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I'd been wanting to go here since my dad talked about taking me to space camp when I was younger. My husband and I were on a weekend trip to Chattanooga and saw that Huntsville was only an hour-ish away, and we came down there for the day. We are so glad we came to this museum. Admission is well... More 

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the U.S. Space and Rocket Center so much! We strive to offer guests fun and exciting experiences every day. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you back. Perhaps, next time, for Adult Space Camp! More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a great place for rocket nuts. Full of history, science and engineering. I feel like I neglected my boys by not bringing them here. There's also a space camp for kids, which is quite obvious when you visit.

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We would love to have you and your family back. We are sure your children would love one of our many Space Camp programs as well. Please come see us at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center very soon! More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best museums that I have been to, period. I have been to both (downtown and Udvar-Hazy) air and space museums in DC multiple times. This was just as good for me. They have interactive displays about how to land the Shuttle. Younger kids (2+) will be amused at the video-game type applications of the Space... More 

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

We're glad you had such a great time at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center! We try to give everyone -- avowed rocket nerds and those with a casual interest -- a fun and unique experience. We get new exhibits and displays on a regular basis, so be sure to come back to Huntsville soon! More 

Fleming Island, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lots of interesting facts with interaction keeping you occupied. Lots of children in spacecamp made it quite noisy! Staff knowledgable and on hand to give you information.

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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to tell us about your experience at the Rocket Center. We are constantly working on ways to ensure every guest has an exceptional visit. Summer is a busy time for Space Camp trainees and we strive to keep the noise down. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope that you... More 

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