Huntsville offers a wide range of museums within the city, including the kid-friendly EarlyWorks Museum and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The hotel is also near the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and the untouched forest at Monte Sano State Park.
A Smithsonian affiliate, this museum features interactive exhibits like the Mars Climbing Wall, a rocket simulator, and a G-force accelerator. The digital planetarium allows visitors to feel immersed in outer space.
This museum recreates life in the year 1819, when 44 delegates gathered to organize the state now known as Alabama. It features an era-appropriate law office, post office, and print shop, as well as the cabinet shop where the delegates met.
Spanning 2,140 acres, this park centers around a pristine mountain and offers 80-plus campsites. Visitors can breathe fresh air on hiking and biking trails, admiring the azaleas that bloom in the spring, or pop into the playground with little ones.
Huntsville Botanical Garden honors the beauty of plant life with an herb garden, an aquatic garden, a perennial garden, and more. Visitors can stroll along a breathtaking wildflower trail or invite their kids to play in The Children’s Garden.
This multipurpose event space hosts everything from high school graduation ceremonies to rotary clubs to major musical acts like Earth, Wind & Fire. It’s also the site of athletic events like hockey games, wrestling matches, and basketball games.
Spanning 505 acres, this campus hosts year-round guided tours for prospective students as well as information sessions with admissions counselors. The fitness center offers some classes open to the public, as well.
This mixed-use space includes 80 stores from popular brands like Apple, Clarks, Old Navy, Sephora, and Great American Cookies. Catch a blockbuster in the 14-screen movie theater or send your little ones on a carousel ride.
Spanning 75,034 square feet and 14 galleries, the museum primarily focuses on American artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries. Its permanent collection includes famous artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Dale Chihuly.