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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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I am an avowed rocket nerd!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Montgomery, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even if the only thing the Rocket Center had to offer was the Saturn V it would be worth it for me. But there is so much more to see and do. Fantastic learning experience for school-age kids. There is a traveling exhibit this year entitled Robot Zoo and it was very popular with the kids. Mom, there are seats... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit!! Visit the 3D movie and see all the interactive exhibits. Great for families with children, of all ages, couples and solo. Don't miss if you are in Huntsville.

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Cameron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here, it's hard to know where to start. Full size prototype of the Space Shuttle. IMAX, a Saturn V rocket, rocket park, Robot Zoo (I loved it!). NASA Space Camp for kids is here. Saw lots of small groups totally engrossed in what they were seeing and learning from their guides. We took the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place the kids will love! I found the exhibits very interesting - an excellent walk thru history! Be prepared to walk! Lots for the kids to do and lots of historical information. Don't expect any great buys in the gift shops though, everything was expensive. I did not buy a single thing because of the prices.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had not been to the Space Center for several years. There are some new exhibits and some of the old. Wonderful time for space fans. Love the IMAX movies. My grandkids love Space Shot.

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

Thank you for your review of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center! The Space Shot and other simulators are always favorites of our younger gusts. Our changing exhibits, National Geographic and IMAX movies, and special events, such as Biergarten, gives guests a different experience every time they visit the Space and Rocket Center. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great for learning about the space program and to experience simulators. Lots of fun. Many artifacts and simulators to let you feel like an astronaut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the number 1 tourist attraction in the State of Alabama. It also offers Space Camp and Aviation Camp for young people and adult camps for parents. A great place to visit.

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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 gear others to come visit. We strive to continue to be Alabama's number one attraction. We hope to see you soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The USRC has a mix of Space hardware, primarily from the Saturn program, and entertaining space themed activities (rides, rock climbing wall, etc) If you take your time, viewing and reading through all the displays, you will learn quite a bit about the early Space Program. The IMAX movies are great- there are actually selections of movies that are not... More 

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