U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville

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See authentic rockets and artifacts, experience G-forces and weightlessness, and pose questions to NASA experts at U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Billed as "Earth's largest space museum," it opened in 1970, so everyone could have the opportunity to be an astronaut for a day. You can peruse exhibits, explore Space Shuttle engines, and watch dome screen and high-definition 3-D presentations. Various rides and simulators add to the fun. Our Huntsville route builder website makes visiting U.S. Space and Rocket Center and other Huntsville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We are space geeks, so we wanted to see and read everything. We spent ~5 1/2 hours here and really enjoyed it. We did a couple of add-ons including the Apollo 11 Virtually Reality and the Our... 
    We are space geeks, so we wanted to see and read everything. We spent ~5 1/2 hours here and really enjoyed it. We did a couple of add-ons including the Apollo 11 Virtually Reality and the Our...  more »
  • We had a free afternoon so we made a totally spontaneous decision to visit the Space and Rocket Center and all I can say is WOW! If you are a space or history nerd, you’re going to love this place... 
    We had a free afternoon so we made a totally spontaneous decision to visit the Space and Rocket Center and all I can say is WOW! If you are a space or history nerd, you’re going to love this place...  more »
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  • I went yesterday April 3rd. It was awesome beautiful weather. There were a lot of people but you couldn't really tell it except from the parking lot. There is so much space and places to visit that it was extremely enjoyable. If history is your cup of tea, I highly recommend a visit to this place. It is great for all ages. I even noticed they had motorized scooters you rent if you couldn't walk long distances which I thought was thoughtful. Everyplace seems wheelchair accessible. So do go and enjoy yourself.
  • Wow. Just wow. What an experience. This place did not disappoint! We did 2 planetarium shows: The Sounds of Space and Cosmos and Cocktails. We had the amazing opportunity to speak with two WOMEN who are engineers for NASA. The gift shop employees were super knowledgeable and friendly. The only confusing part was there was no honorable mention to Katherine Johnson (Hidden Figures). It would have been great to see a dedication to her. It was a great experience all in all though.

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