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Huntsville

  • Huntsville

    The high-tech city of Huntsville, which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama, is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st.

    • Monte Sano State Park

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    • Downtown Huntsville

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    • Big Spring International Park

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    • Weeden House

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    • Museum of Art

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    • US Space and Rocket Center

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    • US Space & Rocket Centre Shuttle

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    • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    • Burritt Spring Farm Days

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    • Huntsville Museum Of Art

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    • Huntsville Dining and Live Music

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    Huntsville was established in 1805 by pioneer John Hunt, who settled at the area now known as the Big Spring. Delegates from the Alabama Territory met in Huntsville to write the constitution enabling Alabama to become the 22nd state of the Union. Huntsville grew into an important center for cotton trading, as well as a major transportation hub. The surprise capture of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad’s Huntsville Depot during the Civil War resulted in private homes being spared. Huntsville boasts the South’s largest concentration of antebellum homes.

    Ignite your passion for exploration at the Earth’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home to U. S. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge. Here, you can explore over 1,500 artifacts from America’s achievements in space exploration and get a sneak peek into what’s next for human space travel. If you’re in the mood for a different kind of exploring—say, into Huntsville’s past—venture to the city’s oldest museum, Burritt on the Mountain for breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley. Journey back down to the valley and explore the Weeden House Museum, the former home to 19th century poet and artist Maria Howard Weeden. Get to know America’s military past and the servicemen and women of the U.S. Armed Forces at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, which displays over 30 historical military vehicles from WWI to the present. Alabama Constitution Village is another must-see stop on your journey. This award winning reconstruction of Huntsville as it existed in 1819 was the spot where delegates wrote Alabama’s first state constitution. Right across the street, you’ll find the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum—be sure to have the kids listen to the story from the famous talking tree! Exploring Huntsville is never complete without a stop at the Huntsville Museum of Art, home to the largest collection of art created by American women in the U.S., or a visit to the Huntsville Botanical Garden, home to the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house where something beautiful is always growing on!

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  • US Space & Rocket Centre Admission

    Huntsville, Alabama

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    • US Space & Rocket Centre Admission

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    General admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center includes access to historic Shuttle Park, Rocket Park and all indoor exhibit areas such as the main museum atrium and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. With each ticket purchase, enjoy daily guided tours of the Saturn V Hall, featured traveling exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations and presentations, museum simulators and a behind-the-scenes tour of Space Camp. Also includes ticket to one IMAX or National Geographic movie

    Prices

    From £27 per adult and £21 per child.