Huntsville, Alabama

Adults and children alike will love visiting the US Space & Rocket Center, where you’ll view everything from America’s first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser. Step inside simulators like the G-Force and watch films inside the IMAX Theater. The Huntsville Museum of Art houses 13 galleries with a variation of exhibits as well as the Museum’s own 3,000-object collection. The Museum also offers art classes, special programs and lectures.   The Huntsville Botanical Garden houses creatures and flowers of many kinds—the beautiful Nature Center, the wooded Dogwood Trail and the G-scale garden railway are all worth a walk through. The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum honors the military through memorabilia, artifacts and equipment dating from the Revolutionary War through today.

Nine brew companies call Huntsville home and keep the city flowing with local beers. The city's historic square is filled with live music halls and restaurants. For a breath of fresh air, head into the 72-acre Madison County Nature Trail, where fishing, walking trails, picnic tables and more await your exploration. Step back in time inside Burritt on the Mountain, where you’ll take in everything from nineteenth century homes and barnyards to nature trails.