Explore Huntsville

Features more than 150 interactive exhibits pertaining to the principles of science, offers education programs for children and an on-site science library.

 

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a 112 acres botanical garden located at 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama, near the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. It is open year-round for a fee.

 

Burritt is a unique Huntsville Treasure named for Dr. William Burritt who gave the land and his home to the city in 1955.  It sits on top of Monte Sano Mountain, overlooking the city of Huntsville and boasts breathtaking views.  We have nature trails, Dr. Burritt’s unique mansion used for exhibits and available to tour, a Historic Park with 6 log cabins, their related outbuildings, and a barnyard complete with animals. The Historic Park allows the interpretation of rural farm life in the area between 1800 and 1900.

 

Civil War soldiers, a Talking Tree and whimmy diddles - see them all at the EarlyWorks Museums- Alabama Constitution Village, the Historic Huntsville Depot and EarlyWorks Children's History Museum.

 

Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center now includes a 300-seat, state-of-the-art performance hall, a 3,000 square foot dance studio, and rehearsal and instructional spaces for musicians.

 

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.

 

Unclaimed Baggage is unlike any other store in the world! It’s a shopping safari where you can bag incredible finds among thousands of lost treasures. Catering to the curious as well as a loyal following of treasure hunters, this one-of-a-kind store has become a must-see attraction in Alabama. You never know what you’ll find!

 

Built in 1819, the house at 300 Gates Avenue is now open to the public as the Weeden House Museum and Garden. Dr. William Weeden bought the house in 1845 and his descendants owned it until 1956. Now owned by the City of Huntsville, it is leased by the Twickenham Historic Preservation District Association and maintained as a 19th century house museum.
 

Calendar of Events

 As the official city/county agency which promotes the area as a tourist destination and convention site, the CVB partners with an array of hospitality industry partners to market our destination to visitors of all types.

The CVB is happy to help visitors with local information, discount offers to area attractions and vacation planning tools. Please visit the visitor information center in downtown Huntsville, or call 256-551-2230.

 

Our Valley Events answers the question “what is there to do?” by connecting people with activities in the Tennessee Valley, Huntsville and Madison County specifically. We host a comprehensive calendar of events, local resource directories covering everything from attractions to parks, a collection of recommended vendors to make planning your next event a breeze, and a community of area bloggers offering opinions and expertise on the events that make this city a great place to live, work, and play..