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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
800-637-7223
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Ranked #4 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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Ashland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

It was very difficult to plan our visit to this attraction. The website was not at all helpful. Their "Daily Schedule" and map of the center are of a very poor design. We wasted a lot of time in line for tickets because one has a poor understanding of the exhibits until speaking with someone at the ticket counter. We... More

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New Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A Saturn rocket right on the premises. Also a Lockheed SR 71 supersonic aircraft. Fastest plane ever (I think). Lots of interesting inside displays and a person comes away a lot more knowledgeable about the history of the US Space and Rocket program. And the working of its component aircraft etc.. Very good display.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

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

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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38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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

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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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