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HuntsvilleUnited States of America

Lush mountainous landscapes surround this northeastern Alabama city, known for its fun-filled festivals and its role in the Revolutionary War and space age.

Known as the “Rocket City” for its ongoing involvement in space exploration, Huntsville is a historic city in northeastern Alabama. Visit grand Federal-style architecture and fascinating museums and learn about Huntsville’s important role in space. Explore lush Alabama wetlands and see wildflowers and scenic vistas in the Tennessee River Valley.

Huntsville’s 200-year history shines at the city’s engaging museums and historical districts. Be transported to 1819 at Alabama Constitution Village, an open-air museum with reconstructed buildings and guides dressed in period style. Visit the Twickenham Historic District where the city was first settled. Learn about Huntsville’s Revolutionary War role and see the city’s preserved railroad depot.

In 1958, Huntsville was put on the map as a technology hub after America’s first satellite was launched nearby. Visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Museum to see a Saturn V rocket used for a moon launch and learn about groundbreaking work on the International Space Station.

Stroll through Big Spring International Park, one of Huntsville’s finest green spaces. The park is home to the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Von Braun Center performing arts venue and a series of festivals. Visit in April for the dynamic Panoply Arts Festival or in September for the Big Spring Jam music festival. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is Alabama’s longest continuously operating professional orchestra. Nearby Muscle Shoals features delicious food and a famous music scene.

Learn about the Alabama wetlands ecosystem at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, an informative park featuring an awe-inspiring plant collection. Wander along forested paths, dappled by warm Alabama sunshine, and relax in the garden’s wide, grassy meadows.

Huntsville is located in northeastern Alabama, a 102-mile (164-kilometer) drive north from Birmingham. Reach Huntsville by plane to Huntsville International Airport, 14 miles (22 kilometers) west of downtown. No passenger trains reach the city but bus services are available. Summers in Huntsville are hot and humid. Visit in spring or fall to enjoy the city’s comfortable temperatures and exciting festivals.

Top hotels in Huntsville

Hyatt Place Huntsville/Research Park
Hyatt Place Huntsville/Research Park
3 out of 5
6860 Governors West NW, Huntsville, AL
The price is NZ$173 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.

Situated in Huntsville, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cummings Research Park and Bridge Street Town Centre. US Space and Rocket Center is 2.5 mi (4 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)

"I loved the location. It was super clean. The room was amazing and the bed comfortable. All the staff was super friendly, from check-in, breakfast, and check-out."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Hyatt Place Huntsville/Research Park
The Westin Huntsville
The Westin Huntsville
4 out of 5
6800 Governors Dr W, Huntsville, AL
The price is NZ$235 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cummings Research Park and Bridge Street Town Centre. US Space and Rocket Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Very friendly efficient service. Room was xvlean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2020

The Westin Huntsville
Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at the Space & Rocket Center
Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at the Space & Rocket Center
3 out of 5
93 Wynn Drive NW, Sherwood Park, Huntsville, AL
The price is NZ$165 per night from 2 Nov. to 3 Nov.

Situated in Huntsville, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of US Space and Rocket Center, University of Alabama-Huntsville and Bridge Street Town Centre. Huntsville ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (591 reviews)

"Nothing really unique about the property except it was simple, clean, and helpful employees."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at the Space & Rocket Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Huntsville

Peaceful Waterfront Property on Elk River & Sugar Creek
Peaceful Waterfront Property on Elk River & Sugar Creek
21350 Sugar Creek Estates Rd, Athens, AL

Situated in Athens, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wheeler Lake and within 12 miles (20 km) of Christopher Park and Athens Limestone Hospital. Houston Memorial ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Amazing Fishing Trip!!!

"Mark was wonderful to work with. We took this trip due to COVID-19 because it was safe and my husband is a true fisherman. I knew this was something he’d been wanting to due. We were so glad we took this trip. It was peaceful and relaxing. Everything we hoped for. My husband and brother n law caught ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2020

Peaceful Waterfront Property on Elk River & Sugar Creek
Apperson House 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms Home
Apperson House 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms Home
3.5 out of 5
4530 Sullivan Street, Madison, AL

Situated in Madison, this golf holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Madison Public Library and Dublin Memorial Park. Palmer Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

Apperson House 5 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms Home
Mobil Home Fully Furnished Just off the Tennessee River at Paradise Shores
Mobil Home Fully Furnished Just off the Tennessee River at Paradise Shores
11036 Douglas Dr, Athens, AL

Situated on the riverfront, this romantic campsite is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Wheeler Lake and within 16 miles (25 km) of Christopher Park and Athens Limestone ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful area

"Very peaceful and quit. Mom and Brother was very helpful and friendly. Only got to stay one night on the rental due to the air conditioning stopped working an it was so hot that his lovely mother let us come stay in her new home that no one lives in for now. Her home was very lovely an nice. I loved ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Mobil Home Fully Furnished Just off the Tennessee River at Paradise Shores
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Huntsville

Huntsville Botanical Garden
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Huntsville Botanical Garden

Marvel at the colorful diversity of nature at these award-winning gardens, which feature thousands of plant species, tranquil ponds and elegant pavilions.

Huntsville Museum of Art
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Huntsville Museum of Art

View works by acclaimed American artists and world-class traveling exhibitions at this museum, which is set in the scenic grounds of a city park.

Top activities in Huntsville

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Alabama
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Alabama

NZ$15
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Alabama
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Alabama

NZ$30
Per adult
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Alabama
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Alabama

NZ$15
Per adult

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