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Huntsville was the city that first sent man to the moon, but if you want to stay a little closer to earth, it’s a great destination that offers up local cuisine, fun nightlife and plenty of attractions to suit any visitor. No space suit required.
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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,...
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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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365 The Bridge St #106, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
Bridge Street's elaborate carousel is intricately detailed and adorned with over 30 animals and paintings. For young children it's a whimsical ride and for parents it's a spectacle of historic detail. Lions, tigers, bears, oh my!
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320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
History buffs, railroad enthusiasts, and children will love a visit to the historic Huntsville Train Depot. This once-busy train station on the Norfolk Southern Railway line hasn’t seen a passenger since the 1960s, but it is actually the oldest...
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120-A Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
A few years ago New Yorker Monique found herself living in Huntsville and dismayed by how many people were shopping at big box stores for the same kinds of things that locals were making beautiful versions of. After meeting lots of artists at...
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815 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The name Gibson is synonymous with barbecue across the state of Alabama, as it was the family patriarch, Big Bob, who created the white sauce that is now considered to be the Alabama style of sauce. Little Paul's continues in the family business,...
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404 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Earlyworks Childrens Museum is a great place for children, as it provides a hands-on way to learn about the early days of Alabama statehood through fun things like a talking tree and clock, the chance to dress up in period clothing, and a...
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119 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
In the cool downtown square you'll find the masters of home-made pizza and fresh gelato, Sam and Greg. Housed in a 19th century building, it has officially been declared haunted by the Alabama Paranormal Association. What's more, they created a...
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1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville is the birthplace of the United States Space Program and where the Space Race was won back in 1969, when man first went to the moon and returned safely home. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is the world's largest space museum and has...
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3414 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
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Taqueria el Cazador serves up Huntsville's most authentic fare from south of the border, and it's a fun place to eat because it's housed inside of a Blue Bird school bus. The prices are great, and it's the local favorite for true Mexican food....
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5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Every outdoor activity you could possibly hope for, you will find at Monte Sano State Park. This state parks offers fishing, dozens of camp sites, 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, and plenty of places to picnic, all while enjoying beautiful...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW # 501, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Flying Monkey Arts, a community collective, brings creative culture to life in the Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment Center. Saturdays local artists are invited to setup and sell their wares on the second floor for unique weekly market. Vintage...
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365 The Bridge St #106, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
People don't simply visit the beautiful Bridge Street Town Center to shop; it is one of the favorite places for locals to hang out. This open air destination has more than 70 upscale shops and restaurants, a carousel, train ride, and splash...