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The birthplace of America's space program, Huntsville is rich in history and technology. As the fourth-largest city in Alabama, it's also loaded with museums and cultural opportunities. From the North Alabama Railroad Museum and the city's remarkable Twickenham Historic District to Monte Sano State Park and Bridge Street Town Centre, Huntsville offers a nearly endless list of recreational activities, dining experiences, outstanding shopping and much more.

Award winning App for Families

Huntsville's award winning app Rocket City Mom Family Fun In Huntsville is the go-to resource if you're looking for children's activities, family fun and local resources. It'll even tell you where kids can eat free each night of the week and where the closet park is. You can download the Apple or Android version.

New Spring Festival - Big Spring Crush

This year it's becoming an annual Huntsville tradition and will be scheduled for the last Saturday in September each year. Festival goers can sample wine from more than 250 wine labels, listen to live entertainment and dine on wine-inspired dishes from local food trucks. There's even a grape-stomping area. Big Spring Crush will be held on the east side of Big Spring Park, recently reopened after an overhaul by the city.

"This is one of the most beautiful settings in the southeast," said Chad Emerson, president and CEO of Downtown Huntsville Inc. He believes Big Spring Crush could become one of the region's premiere wine festivals. Read more...

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

You can go to the moon and back at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the Official NASA Visitor Center, which has received a Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor for several years for consistently earning great reviews.

"This award reflects the pride and passion I see in the Center's employees every day," said Deborah Barnhart, chief executive and executive director of the USSRC, in a statement. "This is a well-deserved recognition of the work they are doing to ensure visitors to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center have the experience of a lifetime every time they visit."   

Last year, the USSRC was named Huntsville's No. 1 attraction on TripAdvisor. Read more...

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