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U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805-3371
Phone Number: 18006377223
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Fee: Yes
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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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Tons to see and do

Lots of good things that don't cost extra (the rock wall got checked off my aunt's bucket list). A bit confusing to get around with a scooter/stroller, especially when they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Judy S
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of good things that don't cost extra (the rock wall got checked off my aunt's bucket list). A bit confusing to get around with a scooter/stroller, especially when they are putting up/tearing down an exhibit and we had to go all the way around. I also really wish they would do the back lighting on the Imax more often,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative but I get the impression it has not been refreshed lately. You can learn a lot if you go slowly and read the exhibits. Many of them are only at specific and very limited times of the day. Plan your visit accordingly. Am happy I went and enjoyed it but the wow factor was modest.

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville AL while on vacation. This center is a very educational stop for both adults and children.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There was a lot to see and interesting. However, the entrance fee seemed a bit too expensive. They have a lot of rockets and space ships on display, along with rides to similate space.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see the size of the Saturn V and Space Shuttle. The actual lunar return capsule from Apollo 16 was breathtaking, as said previously the damage from re-entry was scary to see. Mostly a place for space enthusiasts with a love of engineering and kids (a ton of hands on for the youngsters). Seems a little dated and lay... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cool place for a kid – of any age! My wife had to attend a cooking class, so I got to explore the Huntsville Space Center. I had so much fun and enjoyed it all – from seeing the planes and rockets to learning about the history of the space program in Huntsville and the Archimedes exhibit –... More 

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London KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the space and rocket center for an educational opportunity for the grands. Somehow it wasn't the same as when we visited years ago. Our grands are 8 and 5 and there just weren't things that were of interest and applicable for this age bracket. After a half day and $150 later, wishing we had opted for a return visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Next door to the Space Camp. Rotating exhibits always thrill and educate. See history of space exploration and take a trip on some exhilarating rides while you are there. Plenty of spots to snack while there. This is extra fun for the community when they have the biergarten on site.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take the kids to learn some of the history of the role that Huntsville played in the space program. There is a full size Saturn V rocket in the Davidson Building. Thursday night they serve German food and have music in that building and it is dog friendly.

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Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoyed Biergarten. More 

McMinnville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the road and had to make this stop. Many of our friends have been here, and we had to see what they all enjoyed so much. Wheather an avid flight/space buff or only have limited understandings or interest this is a must see. The displays and interactive experience of machines and flight are excellent . The people are knowledgeable... More 

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