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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
800-637-7223
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Ranked #3 of 47 attractions in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing, geared toward education and preparing the young to dream about what can be. Several planes or on display, including the SR 71 but most displays are devoted to rockets. It has so muc on display that a visit with family and children is the only way to understand it all. Also they have the Famous Space... More

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Huntsville, and I am guilty of not enjoying the wonderful things we have to offer here. I finally went to the Space and Rocket Center again (last time was when I was in 8th grade), and I loved it just as much as I did when I was kid. Since I had been last, they had added... More

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Huge outdoor exhibit area with pieces of most of the US rocket program including two Saturn 5 rockets - Some amusement park thrill rides (teen age +) and lots of US space exploration history inside - all in a clean and easy to access area. The Da Vinci exhibit was truly cool and informative, Space Center is right next to... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We live in Houston, been to Nasa several times. Have to say Huntsville Space and Rocket Center is much better in every way, so much more to see and do. Our group ranged from age 5 to 70 and there was something for every age. Baste on the time we spent to see things in Houston. We did not allow... More

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Few tourist attractions embody something for everyone! The Space and Rocket Center is also home to the Internationally known 'Space Camp'! Kids of most ages can stay for a week and learn about all kinds of cool scientific stuff, Space related and more! With rides, exhibits a theater and good eating and shopping barely ten minutes away, the Space and... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great stop while driving near Huntsville, or if visiting. make sure to check out the Imax movies and the special exhibits.

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Greer, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this museum is as good as the one in DC. the Saturn 5 building is amazing. Plan on a whole day. for preteens and above.

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Huntsville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful review of our space program. See the actual hardware. Excellent displays. Worth spending a full day seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went to visit with adult friends who had grown up during the Space Race, but had no idea about Huntsville's major role in America's space program. We all enjoyed the exhibits, the Davidson Center's Saturn V (actual rocket - not a mock up) and the outdoor activities that simulate weightlessness, G force, etc. We also were able to witness... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Alabama Space and Rocket Center is a very unique and exciting place to learn about space and space travel

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