Visit U.S. Space and Rocket Center

US Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s most visited tourist attraction. The Saturn V stationed at the US Space & Rocket Center draws spectators from around the world. A replica of a space shuttle along with many space, military and interactive science exhibits can be found checkered throughout this museum.

For those who enjoy a thrill ride, how does being shot 140-feet in the air, pulling 4G’s in 2.5 seconds sound to you? If so, try the daring Moon Shot ride. For your little ones, there’s a miniature version located in the children’s area. If you enjoy history or want to learn about the Great Space Race of the 1960’s visiting the 8K Digital Planetarium and Digital Dome is a must. The Intuitive Planetarium is world class with comfortably seating 248 people. You’ll enjoy the 5 Christie laser projectors, the latest in technology of lasers, which brings watching the stars to a new level. From daytime to evening, the planetarium shows full dome movies and exciting educational events for all ages.

With many new displays and space relics rotated throughout the year, it will inspire you and your family to come back often. For those you would like your children to experience being an astronaut for the week, the center’s U.S. Space Camp Program is a must. The camp attracts young inspiring minds from all parts of the world, especially those who desire the experience of space flight training. The training includes mock interstellar challenges, space science, aviation and robotics.

Whether you are looking to participate in the many fun rides or want to see some of the best preserved space relics, this museum is the place to explore and enjoy for a full day’s adventure. From robotics to rocket engines to some of America’s finest rocket collection, you’ll find yourself intrigued and looking for more. Come and see why this is Alabama’s favorite tourist attraction.

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