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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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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...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the hub of creativity and culture in Huntsville. The 3 floors of the sprawling grounds that previously housed a combat boot factory during Vietnam is now home to over a hundred studios for glass makers,...
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420 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Huntsville recently followed in the footsteps of other Alabama cities by creating an entertainment district; a large area surrounded by bars and restaurants and hinged on this beautiful urban green space. Big Spring Park is adjacent to many...
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300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Small in size but big in impact, the Huntsville Museum of Art is home to over 3000 individual pieces of art from all over the world, as well as popular traveling exhibitions. Perhaps the most stunning is the menagerie of the Buccellati Silver...
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3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Dr. William Henry Burritt willed his mansion and the surrounding acreage to Huntsville in the 1950s, making it the city's first museum. It is a uniquely exciting place to visit; full of educational experiences and vast sweeping views of the city...
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233-245 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL 35758, USA
The Rainbow Mountain Trail is the effort of the Madison Greenway and Trails to preserve the last of the undeveloped areas of Madison for all to enjoy. It is part of the Appalachian Trail, and provides fantastic hiking for visitors of all ages and...
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located just below the space age technology of the US Space & Rocket Center is the breathtaking Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Is it filled with countless herbs, flowers, plants, and trees that will make you forget that you're in one of the most...
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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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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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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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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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109 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
In the heart of downtown, just steps away from the Huntsville's best restaurants and nightlife, is a quiet city block surrounded by a white picket fence and big shady trees. Once you step inside, you are instantly transported back to 1819. It was...
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300 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Weeden House is an excellent example of a restored “Old South” residence, circa 1819. Complete with period furnishings, the stately house sports a garden awash with old-fashioned flowers such as peonies, lemon verbena, and roses. Tours are...
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134 Farrow Rd, Madison, AL 35758, USA
Retreat from urban life and hit the trails on the Indian Creek Greenway, located along Huntsville’s western border. Several miles of trails go through woods and end in the community of Providence, where you’ll find restaurants and shops. The...
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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...