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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  • This place was incredible. We were not there as part of a tour or anything, but the signage and context given for the exhibits was generally very good (the outside exhibits could use a bit more... 
    This place was incredible. We were not there as part of a tour or anything, but the signage and context given for the exhibits was generally very good (the outside exhibits could use a bit more...  more »
  • This is an amazing place to visit and there is something for everyone. It was very quiet when we visited so was very easy to look round and be able to take our time 
    This is an amazing place to visit and there is something for everyone. It was very quiet when we visited so was very easy to look round and be able to take our time  more »
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  • We came in from out of town to visit. My husband visited when he was a child and wanted to come back. When he came as a child it made him want to build and fix things. Visiting yesterday brought back a lot of wonderful memories for him. There are a lot of great employees there who love their jobs. I saw kids who where so excited and curious and it made my husband happy. This space center is so important and needs updates. There were things that need to be fixed but I am sure it was from the abundance of visitors. Thank you for a rewarding experience for my husband for the second time in his life and for the lasting impact you all had on him as a child.
  • 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.

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