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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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My daughter and I went here as part of an overnight school field trip. The staff we encountered, except for two awesome people, were pretty militant. They yelled a lot at the kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went here as part of an overnight school field trip. The staff we encountered, except for two awesome people, were pretty militant. They yelled a lot at the kids and adults, if we were in the group. Our school kids were very well behaved and they all felt dismayed at being yelled at so much. The... More 

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Alexandria, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It was really well laid out, educational, and informative. Staff was knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. Enjoyed the day spent there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's exactly what you think you'd find at some place called a 'space and rocket center.' There's a lot of history to explore with its relation to the local area as well. It goes more in depth about the history arsenal and military in general. They have docents (often people that worked on the Apollo missions) that roam the floor... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This location has a ton of space artifacts that are rarely seen. including a real Saturn V Rocket, and an SR-71 Blackbird. Plan a day, to see everything.

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Thompsons Station, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great informative place to visit, I appreciate the space program even more. Loved the 3D movie in the big dome about space, fantastic!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My family and I took a day trip here during our daughters' Spring Break. My girls are 5 and 7 and enjoyed the entire center. I think the best thing about the US Space and Rocket Center is the entertainment value for ALL ages. There are a multitude of interactive exhibits, rides, and artifacts. They have a genuine moon rock... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Finally got the chance to visit. Have wanted to go here since it opened. Most of this museum focuses on local (as in Huntsville) involvement in the US space program. That may seem somewhat parochial, but there are still folks in the area descended from Werner Van Braun's associates. Redstone Arsenal and Marshall SFC changed Huntsville from the Watercress Capitol... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here to learn stuff, geocache, and see replicas. Did not disappoint. Well worth the time and cost!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you dreamed of enrolling in Space Camp as a kid, it's not too late to realize your childhood dream! Space Camp operates an adults-only version several times per year, and it's amazing. It's a three-day weekend full of shuttle simulations, model rocket launches, and meeting new people. Our group, Team Challenger, included folks from around the country ranging in... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

My 11 year-old son and I visited on a weekday and it was not very crowded. The collection of exhibits is amazing and unique. Where else can you see a Saturn 5 rocket, Orbiter/shuttle, and so many Apollo-era exhibits? All of the staff we encountered were very helpful and gave us personal attention, including a guided tour for almost an... More 

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