Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is about three-to four hours from Atlanta.  It’s known as the Rocket City, but it offers so much more.  Especially for outdoor families.  Here are our top picks for Huntsville, AL. Huntsville, Alabama - Summer vacation ideas for Atlanta familiesi Early Works Children’s History Museum – This is a fantastic museum for young kids! What an incredible introduction into Alabama – and US – history! I am head over heels for this museum, and so are my boys.  I only wish I had planned my schedule so that we could have stayed longer.  The exhibits were so clean, well done, and inviting that they wanted to immerse themselves in every one! Click the link above for my full Trekaroo review.

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Monte Sano Nature Preserve – You cannot visit Huntsville without exploring the wonders of the Land Trust.  I highly recommend the Wildflower Trail (and I cannot wait to return to Huntsville to try the other trails.)  Go explore on your own, or give them a call if you want to explore a little deeper. This adventure was the cherry on top of our trip, and I am left only wonder-lusting for more! Click the link above for my full Trekaroo review.

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Huntsville – The hotel staff is extremely friendly, the hotel is spacious and clean, and the pool is serious fun. This is a great home-base for exploring Huntsville!

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Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center – I’m a firm believer in making learning exciting and entertaining.  Sci-Quest did just that for my boys.  We studied geology, computer science, anatomy, chemistry, and much more….and my guys were oblivious! They just thought we were having fun! We will hit this place again when we go back to Huntsville, and recommend it for your family also, especially those 5 and older. Click the link to read my full Trekaroo review.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden – This is a wonderful place for the whole family.  There is just as much for the adults as there is for the kids! Plan to spend one-half to one full day exploring.  You won’t regret it. Click the link to read my full Trekaroo review.

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US Space & Rocket Center – This is a top-quality space museum with so much to offer! The history (and the future) of space exploration can be found here.  I was in awe at the number of one-of-a-kind exhibits. We want to return to the Space and Rocket Center to explore more thoroughly, but in our short overview, we all gave it two thumbs up and a big high-five! Click the link to read my full Trekaroo review.

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