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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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Rekindle Your Love of Space, Science, and Engineering!

A Must-see in Huntsville - the Space and Rocket Center skillfully combines the histories of the space program and Redstone Arsenal, and how the two combined to create the rockets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A Must-see in Huntsville - the Space and Rocket Center skillfully combines the histories of the space program and Redstone Arsenal, and how the two combined to create the rockets that launched the US into space.......there's something here for everyone, whether your interest is space, science, or engineering....seeing just how unbelievably massive a Saturn 5 rocket is, and realizing how... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for families with young children. If you've ever been interested in the space program they have a great exhibit with so much history. On the same property is Space Camp, which is great fun for kids. There is also an outdoor area featuring rockets and military crafts. Great interactive exhibits and special feature IMAX films... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I have visited Kennedy Space Center in Florida already, but I have not visited this place yet. My family and I enjoyed our time here. We learned a lot and we also got to see some cool things.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited KSC in Titusville back in January, and now the "Huntsville" equivalent in February. While it would be unfair to compare the two due to major differences in the facilities, I would definitely recommend the Space & Rocket Center. I really enjoyed the history of ROCKET CITY and think that any young math, science, or space-interested kids would LOVE this... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a fun and interesting part of space history, you wasted a trip to Hville if you do not visit this incredible site.

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

Thank you for visiting the Rocket Center and taking a moment to share your experience. We love your review title, we strive to train our future explorers in our Space Camp programs. Again, thank you for a great rating and review, we hope to see you all again. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great attraction, always something new to see, so anytime is great for a visit. The German Biergarten on Thursdays in the summer is good fun.

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

Thank you for visiting the Rocket Center and taking a moment to share your experience. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with our museum and our Biergarten events! Again, thank you for a great rating and review, we hope to see you again. More 

Chicago IL
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just walking around the outside one gets a great feeling about our country's accomplishments and capabilities. Once inside the size of the rockets is astounding for first time visitors.

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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 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 out to give us feedback on your experience. We hope to see you come back soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth the time and the price. Great family attraction, something for everyone. Gift shop is slightly over priced and absolutely stay away from the food.

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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 our center from October 2014. We are constantly working on ways to ensure every guest has an exceptional visit. Thank you for leaving us feedback on how we can improve on certain areas. We hope that you visit us again. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The permanent exhibit of equipment is very impressive, but there is usually something new brought to the center every few months. Worth checking out more than once a year, and if you live locally, look into passes.

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

Thank you for visiting the Rocket Center and taking a moment to share your experience. We are happy to hear that you had a great time with our interactive exhibits! Again, thank you for a great rating and review, we hope to see you all again. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having been to the Space and Rocket Center several times over the years, I must say that they have made very nice improvements. In addition to the highlights of the study of Space, the Space program and how it came to be here in Huntsville, there are now periodic special displays to pique one's interest. The IMAX theater is always... 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 enjoyed your recent visit and other visits to our center. We are constantly working on new exhibits, simulators, and features to ensure every guest has an exceptional visit. It is great to hear that you have noticed our improvements and enjoyed them. We always recommend that guest take their time during the visit but... More 

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