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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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Great place to visit

Friendly, helpful, people. Good knowledge of space exploration. We plan to bring our grandchildren when they visit this summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Friendly, helpful, people. Good knowledge of space exploration. We plan to bring our grandchildren when they visit this summer.

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Grovetown, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

American exceptionalism is wonderfully defined through the history of our US Space program from the late 1950s and 1960. Much of the science and engineering with origins in the space program that America shared with the world, such as medicine and better, stronger and lighter building materials, are avialable to learn about. The static-artifact displays are spectacular. For example, I... More 

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Guntersville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The US Space and Rocket Center was an amazing experience. The staff is very friendly and makes us feel free to ask everything you want to know. All the simulators brings a lot of fun to all family and every display are in pristine condition.If you are near Huntsville take a half day stop.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I am a history/museum guy and this place did not disappoint. The displays, information and history contained in this museum were incredible!! I learned so many new things and would highly recommend this venue for anyone of any age. Also it is free to active duty military (Bonus)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very well equipped and staffed museum about the history and development of America's space exploration. With the NASA facility located on Redstone Arsenal staffing the museum, you are provided a detailed account of the history and hands on display equipment. Be sure to check out the YF-12A predecessor to the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic.the Mars ride was awesome. My grandson was amazed. Very informative. Wheelchair assessable. Hands on. Children and family love the entire center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great time with my kids here. lots to see and do. enjoyed see some of the real rockets that have been to space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was so much fun! We spent an entire day here and in addition to seeing the incredible space exhibits, we saw two IMAX movies. This facility is huge and there is a lot to see, so allow plenty of time. Great gift shop, too!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Space and Rocket Center is another must see in Huntsville. Lots to do and see from history of space, to special exhibits, to rides for the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place for all. Even if you aren't into space and rockets, you will be impressed with the exhibits and you just might learn a few things as well. It's great for a day out or a full week for camp. The kids with our group loved the IMAXX theater and the simulators. I was blown away seeing the... More 

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