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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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lots of walking

We took the kids here as a home school field trip and wish we had more time! We had 3 hours and had to skim through some things because of lack of time. Some highlights were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ringgold, Georgia
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Ringgold, Georgia
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the kids here as a home school field trip and wish we had more time! We had 3 hours and had to skim through some things because of lack of time. Some highlights were the International Space Station and The Science of Archimedes exhibit. There were things for all ages to do, but it was a little overwhelming... More 

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north_alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wife and I decided to try visiting the center on Biergarten night since we had never been before. The center is very interesting by itself with lots of exhibits and displays. The food is fairly good but is a limited selection compared to what might find in a regular German restaurant. That night had a choice of pork schnitzel or... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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 6 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

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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