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“Fun place to visit”

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
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US$24.00*
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Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Grapevine, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fun place to visit”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a neat place to visit. We really enjoyed the Saturn V exhibit hall. We met one former employee that helped design the vehicle the astronauts used on the moon. (It had to be unfolded before use and there was a small replica at the exhibit that visitors can try to fold and unfold). We also talked to one of the guys who worked on one of the simulators. Both had some fascinating stories and it was very interesting and exciting to get to talk to them.

The Saturn V hall also included a real moon rock, Skylab Orbital Workshop, and Apollo capsule.

The rockets and Pathfinder that were located outside were also something to see. In addition there were several outdoor examples of missiles and launchers in addition to a helicopter and 2-person submarine. (I can't believe how small that was!)

We were probably there about 3 hours (including lunch) but could have stayed longer if our 3-year-old hadn't been so tired. I should mention that there is a small play area for toddler/preschoolers. (That helped keep our daughter occupied for a little while). There were some flight simulators that we might have checked into if we'd had more time.

This is also home to Space Camp and Aviation Challenge Camp, and we saw groups of kids who were likely part of those programs. Someday we'll probably visit again when our daughter is old enough to enjoy it more!

Visited July 2014
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USSRC, Public Relations Manager at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
We are so happy that you all enjoyed your recent visit to our center. We are constantly working on new exhibits, simulators, and features to ensure every guest has an exceptional visit. We are glad to hear that you were able to talk with former employees who have been apart of the Space Program. Thank you for taking the time out to give us feedback on your experience. We hope to see you all come back soon!
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Space and Rockets”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. adults and children will have a blast. the history that is here is remarkable. their are a few rides, the space shot is not to be missed. I rode it 10 times once with a couple of kids. that was plenty for one day. the food has never impressed me but that's not why you are here. be sure to watch a movie. have fun

Visited June 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome place!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A great place to visit and learn about space. A lot of cool stuff to see and do! I recommend it for all ages!

Visited July 2014
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Davenport, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fun visit!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a great attraction to visit when in the Huntsville area. We arrived a couple hours before closing and there weren't any crowds. The simulators were fun and the exhibits were interesting and informative.

Visited July 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I felt like an ant!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Even though we were far from being acclimated to the weather in Alabama, we found this attraction absolutely WONDERFUL! Standing next to the rockets, I felt like an ant!

Visited July 2014
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