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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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Decatur, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Plenty of activities for adults and kids. Many interesting things to see. I recommend taking the bus tour of the local military base that leaves from the Space Center

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I would recommend going right after eating, because skipping the Mars Grill is a good idea. They were just very slow with the orders. I would also move quickly through the entry building. The most interesting part to me was the tiny section on how NASA technology is being used in the real world...insulin pumps, etc. Also do some of... More

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was my first time and I was excited to go, I saw the movie Hubble and it was amazing i felt like a little kid and for a moment i wanted to be an astronaut. I also loved the exhibits of space live and the different kind of rockets and i loved the pictures of the Holocaust there're were... More

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Windsor, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped by with some co-workers while we were in the area and spent the day here. It was $30 to basically see everything except the bus tour which we couldn't do because we are not U.S. citizens. Apparently, the bus tour takes you onto an active military base which only American citizens can do. I wasn't really disappointed about that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was really great visit , we had a lot of fun. They have great gifts and memorials. I recommend this for families with kids , they will love it for sure.

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Moultrie, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We needed something to do, and we found it! This is a super cool place. I would bring my own bottle of water. I didn't expect it to be so informative and impressive...and big! Geo Cachers hello. My daughter and I had a super great time. I wish we could have stayed longer. The food wasn't too pricey, but the... More

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United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have to say for the price of admission (25.00 w/ a movie) I just expected more. It wasn't terrible, it just didn't hold my interest. The exhibits seem a bit old and need updating. I guess I was just expecting more.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our grandson attended Space Camp and according to him, it was his best experience ever. Meeting people from around the world. The museum and Imax were excellent and well worth the time to visit.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hands-on attractions entertained grandchildren. They liked the G-force and Mars mission "rides". Adults enjoyed the "spaceshot" ride that accelerated quickly, somewhat like Disney's Tower of Terror but outside. Younger grandson tried rock wall for first time. It was a hit. The many rockets on display brought back memories for those of us old enough to remember the space race.

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