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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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An All Day Experience.

This visit will require your entire day if you want to see everything and get the most out of your experience. There are a plethora of exhibits both indoor and outdoor, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This visit will require your entire day if you want to see everything and get the most out of your experience. There are a plethora of exhibits both indoor and outdoor, and the fact that space is so exotic to us earthlings just makes the entire day more whimsical. I enjoyed the day and look forward to going again. The... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I took my 6 year old son here for an afternoon visit. He loved seeing all the space exhibits, aircrafts, water tank training exhibit and the space shuttle (outside). I enjoyed the museum grade exhibits and the sections about military defense. Overall, this is a great place if you enjoy science, space, and aircrafts. For the casual visitor, plan to... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A good bit of this is outside, so going when the weather is not conducive to that is a bad idea. Also, make sure you give your party at least two hours. There is a lot to do and no good way you can rush it. Get a map, plot out how much time you want to spend in each... More 

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you think your looking at just rockets and space flight , you'll be in for a surprise. The military exhibits rotate in at times so it's not a one and done thing. Being a local they have art exhibits which vary at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful trip to museum, saw IMAX "Hidden Treasures". Had exhibit of 101 inventions that changed the world. For the kids, indoor climbing gym and rocket simulator ride were the hits. The highlight of the trip for me was getting to talk one-on-one with one of the docents, Brooks Moore. Mr. Moore is 88 and was the director of the computer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fun for the whole family. Loved that all the things that typically cost extra were included in the ticket price (rock climbing wall, space simulator, etc). The food at the Mars cafe was great. Excellent salad bar and the kids pizza looked like gourmet. I highly recommend a visit here if you are in the Huntsville area.

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Wisconsin USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well with about 860 prior reviews, and counting, there is not much I would add of benefit. I think half a day is a minimum here, and a day can be put to good use. Picking a nice day would be great, as some of the rockets and space shuttle are outside, but 80% is inside. Allow two hours to... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

High quality, historic rocket models as well as actual prototypes and reconditioned original hardware. Outside and inside exhibits; multiple buildings to tour. Expert group guides stationed throughout the prime attraction, the Saturn V exhibit hall were very helpful. We took our two grandsons for a visit and all of us enjoyed the visual scale and wonder. An adjoining I Max... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is always a good time with the family. We went for the 101 greatest inventions exhibit and found it very interesting. Along with all the other fun things to do here the family always likes this outing. I would recommend going on a nice day like other travelers and suggested. The Saturn V rocket is great but make sure... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great place for the kids to learn and explore. Make sure the weather is good. We went on a rainy day and it prohibits you from enjoying the outdoor exhibits. Even with the weather it's a great place. You need at least 2 hours

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