Area Attractions

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U.S. Space Rocket Center

The world's largest space attraction features dozens of interactive exhibits surrounding Apollo, Mercury and Space Shuttle spacecraft. Rockets developed in Huntsville range from the Army boosters that put America's first satellite and astronauts in orbit to NASA's Saturn V moon rocket and the Space Shuttle.

Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano State Park is located near Huntsville in northeast Alabama. In Spanish, Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health.” In the late 1800s, visitors from across the United States came for “the season” to experience and enjoy Monte Sano’s fresh air, spectacular views and mineral springs.

North Alabama Railroad Museum

At the North Alabama Railroad Museum, located in Chase, Alabama, just east of Huntsville, you will find a facility reflecting a love of trains and a desire to preserve railroad history.

Big Spring Park

Big Spring International Park lured settlers to Huntsville over 200 years ago, and the city has celebrated it ever since - growing up around this green space and preserving it for its citizens. The park plays host to numerous events, including Panoply Arts Festival, Concerts in the Park and any more. As you explore, be sure to notice the lighthouse from Norway and the famous red bridge and cherry trees from Japan, all of which were gifts to the city.

Burritt On The Mountain

Situated on a magnificent 167-acre site overlooking the city, Burritt lies in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, atop Round Top Mountain and is an important part of Alabama’s History. For over 60 years Burritt has been an attraction that everyone can enjoy.

Alabama Constitution Village

Hear the whir of the spinning wheel… smell the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread being prepared over an open fire… turn the great wheel lathe in the cabinetmaker’s shop… and visit with villagers busy with their daily tasks, seemingly unaware that nearly two centuries have come and gone.

Huntsville Museum Of Art

The Huntsville Museum of Art, North Alabama’s leading visual arts center, moved to its beautiful facility in Big Spring International Park in March 1998. The nationally-accredited Museum fills its thirteen galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is open year-round and boasts a picture perfect aquatic garden, a spectacular wildflower and nature trail and numerous specialty gardens and plant collections. The Children’s Garden and Nature Center contain the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house and eight specialized gardens aimed toward the younger set. Children and adults alike will enjoy a stroll through the dinosaur garden, the space garden, storybook garden and more.

Southern Adventures

Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. Whether you are young or just young-at-heart, Southern Adventures has activities for you.

Harmony Park Safari

Harmony Park is a federally licensed nature preserve of free-ranging exotic and endangered animals. Remain in your car on a two-mile route to see zebras, zebus, antelope, buffalo, a camel, ostriches, giraffes, a kangaroo and tortoises, then park to visit the reptile house. Vehicles are available for rental if desired. The park accepts cash only. No pets or service animals are permitted.