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IT’S RIGHT HERE IN HUNTSVILLE!

From the charm of the antebellum South, to the cutting edge of 21st Century technology, It’s Right Here in Huntsville!  Historically based attractions including Alabama Constitution Village, EarlyWorks Hands-On Children’s Museum, The Historic Huntsville Depot, Weeden House and Burritt on the Mountain await to transport the visitor back in time to when cotton was king and agriculture ruled the region.

Alabama’s #1 tourist attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, offers visitors a look at the history of space aviation as well as a glimpse into the future.  The U.S. Space & Rocket Center most recently opened the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.  This impressive 48,000 square foot facility houses one of only three remaining Saturn V moon rockets suspended 12 feet above the floor.  Marvel at many artifacts only seen in Huntsville including a full-scale, full-stack shuttle and the only full-scale vertical mock-up of a Saturn V rocket.   

 Currently undergoing a face-lift, the Von Braun Center is truly one of the finest convention/multi-purpose centers in the country.  The center features more than 170,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space and has long served as the center of beautiful downtown Huntsville.  Big Spring International Park is literally in the Center’s front yard as well as the Huntsville Museum of Art, which will be expanding soon.  Downtown is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll, visit one of our many attractions or journey back in time in the Twickenham or Old Town Historic Districts.

Connected to the Von Braun Center is the 295-suite Embassy Suites Hotel.   The hotel features meeting space, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, an enclosed pool, Spa Botanica and a 10-story atrium.  Relax in your two-room suite, pamper yourself in the spa and enjoy the cooked to order breakfast every morning and managers reception in the evening.  You’ll find a whole new level of luxury at the Embassy Suites!

Bridge Street Town Centre features some of the finest shopping, dining and entertainment venues in the country and is quickly becomimg a destination in its own right.  Nestled in the heart of Cummings Research Park, the 2nd largest research park in the United States and 4th in the world, Bridge Street Town Centre offers a unique blend of upscale specialty shops and familiar retail favorites, set in a distinctly European atmosphere. The centre features over 70 shops and restaurants from casual to fine dining, the 210-room Westin Huntsville Hotel with their full-service Heavenly Spa, a 10-acre lake with gondola boats and water craft rentals, carousel, fountains and lots of green open spaces.  The property also features

 

Monaco Pictures, the 14 screen theater offering VIP seating areas and Scene Lounge featuring a shareable menu and signature drinks. 

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is home to the nation’s largest seasonal butterfly house.  The butterflies, a new children’s garden and events like the annual Festival of Flowers, Scarecrow Trail and Galaxy of Lights have made the garden one of the top tourist destinations in the state. 

Huntsville offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages.  The young and young-at-heart will enjoy Sci-Quest, a hands-on science center, as well as the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum.  For a spectacular view of the entire area, Burritt on the Mountain offers breath-taking panoramic vistas and will take visitors on a time-traveling trip through Alabama architecture and lifestyles from the early 1800’s to present day.  Harrison Brothers Hardware Store on the square in downtown Huntsville is the state’s oldest continuously operating hardware store which has been open since 1879.  The Veterans Memorial Museum offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate the sacrifices of the American soldier throughout our nation’s history.  Whatever your interests, you’ll find something for everyone in Huntsville!

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help make your experience in Huntsville the best ever.  Our professional staff stands ready to assist you.

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