Attractions and Events

When you visit the world’s largest space museum you’ll find a full-size Saturn V rocket, the Pathfinder Space Shuttle Orbiter, interactive displays, and the Intuitive Planetarium (the INTUITIVE® Planetarium at The U.S. Space and Rocket Center offers an 8K Digital Planetarium and Digital Dome Experience – the only one of its kind in the Southeast).

Space Camp is a one-of-a-kind summer camp for kids. Three age groups make this experience just right for all kids ages 9-18.

The place for concerts, theatrical productions, The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra performances, and more.

Click here for information on walking tours. Or you can just park your car and walk up and down the streets to see the densest concentration of Antebellum homes in the state, dating back as far as 1814 (the LeRoy Pope Mansion on Echols Ave [M]). Some helpful websites: Google Maps, abritandasoutherner.com, and Wikipedia.

You don’t want to miss the revival going on downtown with new entertainment, restaurants, and apartment homes. Downtownhuntsville.org is a great place to find restaurants, things to do, and a host of other information.
Lowe Mill [M] is a converted factory known for its great weekend events and art studios. According to Huntsville.org it is the largest, privately-owned arts facility in the U.S.

Campus 805 [M] is a former middle school campus converted into a hot spot for local breweries, restaurants, entertainment venues and events.

The Stove House [M] is an up-and-coming converted factory near Campus 805 containing office space, entertainment, and restaurants.

MidCity District [M] has been cited as one of the 12 largest commercial real estate projects in the nation. It is a mixed-use (residential, retail, office, lodging and entertainment) community under development with new attractions opening regularly.

Just to name a few, there’s Top Golf, The Camp, Dave & Buster’s, High Point Climbing and Fitness, Wahlburgers, and REI Coop.

 

Set to open in April 2022 is the 8,000-capacity Huntsville Amphitheatre , dubbed “one of the most remarkable entertainment and recreational facilities in the US.”

Other districts include Quigley [M], Meridian [M], Village of Providence [M], and Lincoln Mill [M]. Check out downtownhuntsville.org’s page on districts for more info

Museums

In addition to The U. S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville boasts a number of fascinating museums.

Near Huntsville is the Cook Museum of Natural Science [M] in Decatur, about 40 minutes from Huntsville and 20 minutes from Madison.

Culture And
Arts

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra at the Von Braun Center [M]

 

Broadway Theater League at the Von Braun Center [M]

 

Huntsville Botanical Gardens [M]

Recreation

Farmer's
Markets

The Alabama Jubilee Balloon
Festival

Click here for information about the annual Alabama Jubilee Balloon Festival held every Memorial Day at Point Mallard Park [M] in Decatur.

Huntsville, AL and All The Fun Family Things
You Can Do There

Located up north in the state of Alabama, Huntsville is the perfect place for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors with scenic locations and parks.

With affordable living being one of the top reasons most people choose it as their home, the fun-filled attractions and events such as The Alabama Jubliee Balloon Festival definitely don’t disappoint.

Whether you’re somebody who enjoys learning about history and ancient wars or a fan of some classical music and opera, Huntsville offers fun family things to do and see. Every weekend you and your kids can enjoy a new outdoor activity or visit any of the famous attractions to bond and connect over.

It’s the perfect place to live for music and art lovers with the many music halls and museums Huntsville, AL, has to offer.

You can find information about any upcoming events on the websites below and plan your week accordingly to enjoy a fun-filled time with your family and get the most of our beloved city.