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Huntsville
Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in Alabama, located in the northernmost part of the state. A city with a 200-year Southern heritage, visitors will find activities that celebrate Huntsville’s rich history, as well as attractions that highlight the city’s scientific side. At the Alabama Constitution Village, villagers in period clothing take time from their daily chores to guide you through eight reconstructed Federal style buildings. Younger visitors will love the 150 hands-on activities at the Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center and older kids will learn what it takes to be an astronaut at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Looking for outings with a cultural flair? Landmarks such as the Huntsville Botanical... more Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in Alabama, located in the northernmost part of the state. A city with a 200-year Southern heritage, visitors will find activities that celebrate Huntsville’s rich history, as well as attractions that highlight the city’s scientific side. At the Alabama Constitution Village, villagers in period clothing take time from their daily chores to guide you through eight reconstructed Federal style buildings. Younger visitors will love the 150 hands-on activities at the Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center and older kids will learn what it takes to be an astronaut at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Looking for outings with a cultural flair? Landmarks such as the Huntsville Botanical Garden and Huntsville Museum of Art are must sees. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Huntsville to its "America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010" list. less

All things to do » Things to do

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Attraction type: History Museums
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Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Attraction type: Gardens
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Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
Owner description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It is a great place to go for a family picnic, a walk around the lake and or just to... more Owner description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It is a great place to go for a family picnic, a walk around the lake and or just to enjoy nature and take a breather from work.The park is located in south Huntsville.If you haven't been to the Madison County Nature Trail, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The park was the idea of James Record and the Madison County Commission built it 1975. There is a pavilion, plenty of picnic tables, wooden rocking chairs, restrooms, a small chapel, Charles Green's (whom Green Mountain was named after) log cabin, Sky Lake (where only seniors and youth are allowed to fish), and a 2.2 mile walking trail. There is a labeled braille trail to help the blind enjoy the sounds and smells of nature. Recently a senior trail became a new addition to the premises, featuring an easy path close to the pavilion with two benches for resting.If you are wanting a true break from it all and trip back into nature, the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain in Huntsville Alabama is the place for you. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Owner description: Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and NASA's Official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the... more Owner description: Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge and NASA's Official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. less
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Huntsville Visitor Information Center
Huntsville Visitor Information Center
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
Ranked #1 of 521 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price: $20 - $45
Cuisines: American, Fondue
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Connors Steak & Seafood
Connors Steak & Seafood
Ranked #2 of 521 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price: $9 - $35
Grille 29
Grille 29
Ranked #3 of 521 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Cheeburger Cheeburger
Cheeburger Cheeburger
Ranked #4 of 521 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Cotton Row
Cotton Row
Ranked #5 of 521 Restaurants in Huntsville
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Villager Lodge University Dr
$36 - $40
Ranked #44 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville/Research Park Area
$95 - $134
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
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Sleep Inn & Suites Huntsville
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites Huntsville
$88 - $101
Ranked #4 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
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Hampton Inn Huntsville - Arsensal/South Parkway
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Huntsville - Arsensal/South Parkway
$96 - $144
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Westin Huntsville
4.0 of 5
The Westin Huntsville
$141 - $197
Ranked #17 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
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