Located just southwest of Huntsville about two hours from Birmingham, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of the most ... More
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Located just southwest of Huntsville about two hours from Birmingham, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of the most extraordinary destinations in Alabama. On display here are rockets, boosters, capsules and space suits used in NASA missions over the years. There is also an IMAX movie theater and a summer space camp for children. The center is open daily except major holidays. The admission price includes a trip to the nearby Marshall Space Flight Center, where you can watch the construction of NASA's new space station.
It's a very nice place in a lovely location very easy to find on a freeway. Getting to see real rockets is amazing. All you see is real, not fake. There's a lot to see and kids really enjoy it. I would certainly go back.
The best part of this attraction is free. The Saturn V and the SR-71 outside the center are terrific visual experiences. However the Museum tour is not that great. There is no defined or recommended structure to the tour. The facilities are in a poor state of repair and the employees are apathetic at best.
If you fondly remember the space program of the '60s and '70s, or if you have an avocational interest in weapons and military aircraft, you may find this worth the $20 admission charge.
Otherwise you may feel cheated. I didn't when I went, but there's definitely no need to go more than once. You can get to the NASA souvenir shop - and some of the exhibits - without paying the admission fee, and you can get up close and personal with a Saturn I-B at the I-65 welcome center, just south of the Tennessee line at Ardmore.
My family planned a day of delightful suprises for me, the best being a surprise visit to the Space Center! From space rocks to standing in front of the Saturn V I was in constant awe. That was '07, I'm going back tomorrow!! It was worth the 3 hr travel, decent entry fee and loved the IMAX movie and have seens bought it! Highly recommended!!!
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