Huntsville, Alabama: U.S. Space and Rocket Center
America's space armada and impressive contrail of rocket and NASA history artifacts, including a full-size Space Shuttle and two Saturn V rockets. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/03/2013]
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Fun day for the whole family! Both 4 and 10 year old were entertained while Daddy geeked out. A couple of free rides that "demonstrate gravity" and a play structure add to the kiddie enjoyment. We stayed all day and didn't even do it all! Would go again.[Jen H, 06/25/2012]
The Liberty Bike is plated in copper preserved from the restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. When it's not touring the country, it's located at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center outside of Huntsville, Alabama.
Nearly every design feature is inspired by the Statue: 1) The shift lever is crafted from a section of cable that once carried electrical power to light Miss Liberty's torch; 2) The DaVinci designed carburetor is fashioned to resemble Miss Liberty's Torch and lights up when the bike is running; 3) Handlebars symbolize the spikes in Miss Liberty's Crown; and 4) the front fender and rear swing arms captures the appearance of the Statue's interior structure.[Marv Solberg, 01/09/2008]
US Space and Rocket Center is also home to the Space Camp. Viewing the many space artifacts and displays can take some time, depending upon your interest level. Lots of rockets and historical accounts of the early space and rocket programs in America. The displays are suitable for people of all ages, and an excellent family destination. The admission fee also covers entrance to the IMAX theater, and a bus tour to the Marshall Space Flight Center, which is nearby.
There is a drive to save/restore one of the last remaining Saturn V Moon launch rockets, which is viewable at the center.[Rick Laws, 05/30/2006]