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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805-3371
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Education is a blast from the past

We went to space and rocket center where we got to explore history of rockets. This is very educational and very clean. Staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to space and rocket center where we got to explore history of rockets. This is very educational and very clean. Staff/volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history. I tested this for myself😁. This was awesome but a bit pricey. They do have group rates so that might help a bit. Archimedes threw us a bit as some of... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of space stuff to see. Cost of $52 for a couple seems awfully steep for what is about a three hour event. Great hands on for kids. Not busy but way too many staff standing around plus the volunteers.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 4 and 8 year old boys and there was A LOT to see and do for both the kids and the adults. We have traveled a lot around the US visiting national parks, museums, children's museums, national museums, and this is by far the most age inclusive place we have been to. Totally worth the $$ and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rocket center has something for everyone. I thought I would be bored when I went with my husband and son, but there's a lot of history there too, which I really liked. Of course my son and husband loved all the technology and rockets!

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Thank Cristi G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was better than I ever thought. The exhibits are great and well done. It takes a person through the entire space program. If a person has questions there are a lot of people (former engineers on the programs) walking around to guide you through and give information from a first hand view.

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

Thanks so much for visiting us! We're glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals from Huntsville and been to the USSRC several times. My daughter and niece love the rock climbing wall, and other interactive attractions. The main exhibit is always nice, but I really enjoyed the Archimedes Exhibit. Learned so much through the videos and interactive demonstrations.

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

Thanks so much for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

travelchick84
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really easy to compare this to Kennedy...it is a bit smaller, but still equally worth the time. My husband (who has not been to Kennedy yet) enjoyed it greatly as well...lots of great exhibits...our favorite was the walk through of the mock ISS...I think we spent half an hour in that part alone with the interactive portion...flipping switches and... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us! We're glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlights were watching the Imax movie and talking with the docents in the Saturn V Hall. These gentlemen were so passionate, informative and all had wonderful stories to share. They will bring the displays to life. The outside exhibits were in very poor shape - skip these. The Grill dining was pretty good and the salad bar was a... More 

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

Hi Tina, Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We're so glad to hear that you had a chance to speak with our NASA Emeritus Docents! These men and women are a wonderful asset to our museum. We have began and extensive multi-year restoration plan, which will start with our outdoor exhibits. We're glad you enjoyed the Mars... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great place to visit and has something of interest for everyone. I spent the whole day there and could easily go abck for more. Thie highlight is the giant room with the Saturn V exhibit.

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

Thanks for the great review! Visit again soon! More 

Nashville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been taking my nieces & nephews there since they've been old enough to go and enjoy it. My first trip there I think was a High school trip. It's fun for everyone, older or young.

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

Thanks so much for visiting! More 

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