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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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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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Awesome place to visit

We brought our two year old here because we thought he'd get a kick out of seeing the rocket ships, which he did. Regardless of your age, there's plenty to see and do for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We brought our two year old here because we thought he'd get a kick out of seeing the rocket ships, which he did. Regardless of your age, there's plenty to see and do for everyone. There's a history section, an outdoor area for young children, several simulators, movie theaters, a rock wall and so much more. The space camp looks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stop as we were passing through wish I had planned more time. Only got to spend an afternoon my kids were asking to return the next day. The museum has great replicas and lots of interesting information and exhibits. The space shot was closed when we were there , they were able to go on the g... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huntsville, Alabama, has more PhD's per square foot than anyplace else in the world, and the local entertainments reflect this reality. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center can easily be found in from the surrounding area due to a unique landmark - a complete Saturn V rocket, all stages, with crew module stands upright. It is so tall that emergency... More 

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been by the U.S. Space and Rocket center many times on my trips to Huntsville visiting friends but never been to the museum until last night. In town visiting and my friends said that during the summer months on Thursday evening that they do a meal and then donate a portion of the money to a local charity. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids always have a fun time at the center learning something new, riding the rides or climbing the rock wall. This trip was especially cool since we were one of the first people to enter the new science of archimedes exhibit. And another new tour exhibit was open to go into the space station modules which we had never... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For those of us who lived through the "space age," this place holds a particularly fascinating look at the history of early space exploration. That said, I was disappointed that the facility was so dated and in need of repairs. At $23.00 per person it is not a cheap admission. However, many of the interactive displays did not work and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most recent visit to U S Space and Rocket Center was my second visit but I still found new information that i didn't capture at my first visit. There are a lot of exhibits that are educational and just amazing as well. They shows all the milestones the space travel has passed so far. There was a business dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't forget to watch the IMAX.Can you see the U2,. the Space Shuttle, the training sites of Gemini astronauts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here many times over the years. It holds fond memories. Definitely a family spot to take your children and learn about history!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to the US Space and Rocket Center several times over the years and I have always been impressed until last Saturday, 8/20/16. It rained off and on all day so the outside rides were shut down all day, I can understand this, but so many of the inside "hands-on" exhibits and simulators were shut down that there... More 

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