• Saturn IB Launch Vehicle - Elkmont, Alabama

      Rocket at I-65 Rest Area
      Photo by Michael Roth
      This 200 foot tall rocket greats visitors as they enter Northern Alabama on I-65. The rocket was put up in 1979 as a tribute to the men and women who are involved in the Space Program in Alabama and helped develop the Saturn Rocket. It also serves to promote the US Space and Rocket Center which is located in nearby Huntsville.

      If you go:
      Located at the Alabama Welcome Center on I-65, 3 miles south of the Tennessee state line. Visitor information is also available.


      Ardmore Welcome Center
      I-65 South
      Elkmont, Alabama 35620

      Mailing address:
      28232 Upper Elkton Road
      Elkmont, AL 35620 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Welcome Center Phone Number
      +1 (256) 423-3891

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      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        Every neighborhood needs one of these!