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    Huntsville War Memorial

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    This is a lesser known museum that shows the themes of war times during WWII and through Vitenam era. Not many people come here to really appreciate the dedication of volunteers and the many equipment pieces on display. They should show up and regard the sacrifice people made in war times. Admission is only $5 and it is open 10-5 daily

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    Burrit Museum on Monte Sano

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    Dr. Burritt started the construction of the home in 1934. The shape was unique and roof line flat, an abberation of the time. It is built on the top of Monte SAno mountain; to the east of town about 4 miles. Adjacent to the home are 7 homes and units that were relocated to here for create a village type effect depicting the times of late 1800's. Many have active displays of daily life in the pioneer times of how they lived. The grounds encompasses 167 acres, and upon his death left the home and acres to the city.
    Admission is $10 and opening times are Tuesday-Saturday 10$PM and Sunday 12-4PM

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    Huntsville Botanical Garden

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    The botanical garden began in 1988 and covers 12-0 acres. It is larger than a lot of gardens in other areas, and the presentation of segmented areas well done. They have azalea garden sector, ferns, day lilliies, Japanese sector, aquatic butterfly house, and much more. It was a wonderful tour and took about 2 hours to walk and see it all. Most months of the year it is open 9-6PM Monday -Saturday. Admission is $12 fore an adult.

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    Huntsville Railroad Depot

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    The depot is on 32p Church St and covers 2 acres of ground. They have some rail cars, cabooses, and engines; besides the main depot having a display of artifacts. It was a key place during Civil War and before for transport of goods to and through the south. It was a primary depot in 1860. Admission to the site is $12, and that is too much for the tour.

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    Constitution Village

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    This is where Alabama first got its foundation in 1819 with 44 delegates forming a constitution for the state. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4PM, but also open these times in summer months. Admission is $12 and the personalized tour takes about 2 hours. It was very interesting and the homes and shops display the every day workings of Huntsville residents of the time. There are 8 buildings within the compound. These replica buildings were built in 1970's and feature print shop, leather and wood shops, cabinet maker building, post office and lawyer office. From foundations discovered, they rebuilt the buildings close to the real authenticity of the original times.

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    US Space & Rocket Center

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    They have 1500 primary pieces on display throughout the huge facility. There are also a lot of things for youth to do, or participate in , like wall climb, rocket ship ride, solving puzzle type games, etc. The IMAX theater features a couple a great films. The facility began in 1970 for tours and 16 mmillion have toured since then. The rocket center started with Werner Von Braun and gorup coming her eto est rockets and space scenarios.

    Price is addition to the base charge of $20, for another $5 charge. The tour of the sites inside and out would take about 2+ hours to view. Outdoors are many rocket.

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    Art Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    The art museum has a mix of various art pieces, and some of the more outstanding is hand designed/styled silver art pieces that are magnificent to view. They also have some great glass art pieces of hand blow type. Of course there is also paintings'; some of fame and others done by locals and put on display. There are two floors and the tour may take 1-1 1/2 hours.
    Admission is $10 for adult and times are 11-4PM daily and 1-4Pm Sunday. It is near Big Springs at corner of Church and Williams Sts.

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    Burritt on the Mountain

    by Goodwin17 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    This is the site of a historic home on top of Monte Sano mountain. There are beautiful views from the grounds surrounding the house. There is a walking trail in addition to the mansion to explore. There's also a great historic park on site. It is a unique historic site in Huntsville.

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    Buritt on the Mountain

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    1930's Mansion turned museum. The rich of Huntsville built mansions on the top of Monte Sano to escape the summer heat and also malaria and yellow fever. This mansion is preserved on the highest spot of of the mountain.

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    Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

    by redperil Updated Mar 6, 2010

    An eclectic art district of sorts, packed into a historic 3 story former textile factory. Well worth checking out for the artisitcally inclined, those favoring arts and crafts, or anyone looking to browse for handmade trinkets or homemade treats. (Or perhaps you'd be interested in setting up your own table to showcase your wares.) Their hours are: Wed & Thurs 12 - 6pm, Fri 12 - 8 pm, and Sat 12 - 6pm.

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    Space Display at I-65 S AL Welcome Center

    by TravellerMel Updated Nov 9, 2009

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    The Saturn IB Launch Vehicle is on display at the AL Visitor Welcome Center, I-65 southbound from Nashville. Due to it's proximity to the NASA Space Center (Space Camp), this display is representative of Alabama's contributions to the U.S. Space program. It is free to view, and a nice break from a road trip.

    The Welcome center also has maps and flyers from various Alabama cities for attractions and lodging throughout the state.

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    Huntsville Space & Rocket Center

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Jun 21, 2008
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    The Huntsville Space and Rocket center is a museum centered around Huntsville's contribution to Space Exploration and Rocketry. In addition to the massive Saturn V Rockets and the Space Shuttle, you will see significant exhibits on the Army's Rocket research at nearby Redstone Arsenal.

    When I first visited Huntsville as a child with my father I was amazed. I recently took my son and the Museum is so much larger. The indoor exhibits are great including the sectioned Saturn V Rocket. There is an IMAX and several different Space Camps offered for children of all ages.

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    Big Spring Park

    by Tom_Fields Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Downtown Huntsville has a nice green zone, called Big Spring Park. A natural spring has bubbled up here since time immemorial, attracting the Indians and settlers. In 1823, Big Spring was used to create one of the first water works in the US. Nearby, Indian Creek Canal was completed in 1831, to link the town to the Tennessee River.

    The von Braun Center, a major convention and performing arts arena, stands at one end of the park. Close by is the Huntsville Art Museum.

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    Huntsville Botanical Garden

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 3, 2007

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    Less well-known than the Space and Rocket Center, the Botanical Gardens are just as worthy of a visit. This is a beautiful spot, a quiet place of contemplation, and a place to enjoy nature.

    There are thousands of different plants in this 112-acre park. There is also a nice little gift shop, a small cafe, a butterfly house, an outdoor pavilion, and meeting halls. The nature trails are gorgeous. If you enjoyed the National Arboretum, Kew Gardens, or other green places, then check this one out.

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    US Space and Rocket Center

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 3, 2007

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    Ever since early childhood, I've been fascinated with space, rockets, airplanes, submarines, and the like. Visiting this place was a kind of wish fulfillment.

    The rockets, missiles, and equipment is all here. That includes not only the space rockets, but also US Army anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, a Lockheed SR-71 reconnaissance plane, and a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle. Of course, the first thing you'll see is the giant Saturn V rocket--used in the Apollo lunar missions.

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