Space Center RV Park



The Space and Rocket Center located at One Tranquility Base Huntsville, Alabama 35805, owns an RV Park, but from my experience it is not a widely known nor well advertised fact.  What is certainly true, however, is that if you are going to visit the Space and Rocket Center in an RV there is not a more convenient place to do so than the RV Park located adjacent to the Space Center.

From I-65 take I-565 east toward Huntsville. Use exit 15 for Madison Pike toward Sparkman Dr/Bob Wallace Ave. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Space and Rocket Center.  Keep your eyes peeled and you will see a sign directing you to the RV Park just behind the Center.  In case you miss a sign you are almost certain to see the rockets displayed outside the Space Center.

As an aside; the Space and Rocket Center is a most interesting place to visit.  In addition to their amazing collection of rockets, including the Saturn V they have several traveling exhibits scheduled.  Until September 6 the Star Wars traveling exhibit is on site.  From October 9 until January 5, 2011, the Narnia exhibit will be displayed.  For CSI fans, that exhibit will be at the Space and Rocket Center from January 21 through May 1, 2011.

The RV Park contains 27 mostly shaded sites.  If you have a satellite dish mounted on your RV you will need to let them know or you can opt for shade as we did.  There are around a dozen local, off air, channels. 

The sites are paved, but the park is quite old so you might need to do a bit of leveling.  Overall the Park is well maintained with clean restrooms and showers.  The roads are narrow; however, we had no problems in our 32 foot motor home.  Wi-Fi is available for a weekly charge of $10.  They didn’t explain why there is no daily rate so you will be paying $10 even if you stay only a day or two.

We paid $40 for two nights of full hookups.  The Park has 30, but no 50 AMP connections.  We experienced no problems even though the temperature was in the high 90s and the AC ran 24/7.  The RV Park, particularly in conjunction with a visit to the Space Center, is a bargain.  It should also be noted that the Botanical Gardens are located close by.

You may contact the RV Park for reservations during the business day at 256-830-4987.  There is no one on duty at night.  Information about the Space and Rocket Center is available on line at: 


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