Alabama’s Tourism Department makes it official; the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was visited by more people than any other paid destination in Alabama in 2013. The center recorded more than 580,000 visitors.
“This honor speaks volumes about our heritage and our future and it recognizes the importance of Huntsville to our state and our nation,” stated Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Barnhart added, “The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is one of the top NASA Visitor Centers and the only science center that is a number one tourist attraction in its state.”
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said, “We are thrilled the Space & Rocket Center is back on top as Alabama’s Number One Tourist destination. This is great news for the Center and for all of North Alabama. It’s also great economic news as we continue to grow our region and prove that Huntsville is a superb destination for everyone to visit.”
The Space & Rocket Center was first, followed by the Birmingham Zoo with 574,000 visitors. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail came in third with 531,000 visitors.