Collected by Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
High atop Huntsville's Green Mountain, the Madison County Nature Trail offers 72 acres of peace, hiking, and picnicking, as well as a log cabin and covered bridge for porch-sitting and contemplating. In an interesting display of (reverse?) ageism,...
Huntsville, AL, USA
French-style fromage in northern Alabama? Mais oui. Belle Chevre has been making artisanal goat cheese since before artisanal was a thing. Until recently, fans of their products had to go to Elkton, about 45 minutes' drive from Huntsville. Now...
5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
You may associate planetariums with dull documentaries and Pink Floyd laser light shows, but Huntsville's planetarium and observatory was founded by Wernher von Braun, the rock star of rocket scientists. Facilities may be modest, but the history...
4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Most people visit botanical gardens in spring and summer, when the flowers are in full bloom and the leaves are all green. The Huntsville Botanical Garden has a few ways to enjoy nature in the off season. In fall, you can leaf peep the changing...
2211 Seminole Dr SW Studio 151, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Few things are more Southern than iced tea, generally served strong, black, and sweet enough to set your teeth on edge. Piper & Leaf is a Huntsville tea maker looking to take tea local, organic, and artisanal. Creating loose-leaf blends packaged...
1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to experience G-forces, weightlessness, and other outer space phenomena. At the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Earth-bound simulators replicate what astronauts experience on manned space...
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