Huntsville Things to Do

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    Sure, it's not Notre Dame or St. Pauls. Still....

    by LBKesner Written May 22, 2005

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    The First Baptist Church on Governor's Drive in Huntsville features a space needle-type bell tower and a spacey mosaic of Christ. Venice has St. Mark's, London has St. Paul's, Paris has Notre Dame, and Huntsville has...First Baptist.

    For information about the artwork, visit:
    http://www.fbchsv.org/aboutfbc/mosaic.html

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    Walk across the Japanese friendship bridge.

    by LBKesner Updated May 22, 2005

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    The Japanese Bridge and the cherry tree in Big Spring International Park were gifts from Mikio Kimata, a retired general of the Japanese Self Defense Forces, to commemorate the US Bicentennial and to recognize "cooperation in the Japanese Air Defense Missile Programs" by "the city of Huntsville, Madison County, and the US Army."

    Japanese Friendship Bridge
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    The Huntsville Museum of Art

    by LBKesner Written May 22, 2005

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    The museum's website states that "American art, with a major emphasis on Southern art, is the core focus of the Huntsville Museum of Art’s (HMA) collection. [....] The Museum has also made efforts to acquire works with special meaning for Huntsville’s large scientific community, such as Warhol’s 'Moonwalk' portfolio, and a group of watercolors of Huntsville and Marshall Space Flight Center painted by Renato Moncini when he worked as a NASA illustrator for the Apollo Program."

    The Huntsville Museum of Art
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    Big Spring International Park

    by LBKesner Written May 22, 2005

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    Big Spring International Park is a nice location for a stroll. Pick up a box lunch at one of the local restaurants and enjoy a picnic on one of the park's well-shaded benches. June through September, you can also enjoy a "Concert in the Park" series in this location.

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    Huntsville Botanical Gardens

    by Goodwin17 Written Jun 15, 2004

    The Huntsville Botanical Gardens is a large 112 acres of gardens with fountains, beautiful exhibits, and there is always something going on. Paths wind through the gardens and shuttles can be booked in advance for those who have trouble walking. It is so beautiful, and not to be missed if you visit the area. There is a Garden Cafe open Monday-Saturday 11am-1pm.

    The largest fountain in the gardens.
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    Marshall Space Flight Center

    by tony248 Written Dec 7, 2002

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    Reality. That's what you see at Marshall. TV pictures of the International Space Station can give you the feeling that it's all some kind of Hollywood production. When you can see the Station sections under construction with your own eyes, the feeling is entirely different. Even the picture you see here is not as good as being there. I can't remember which sections these are (they all have names) but I know they were about ready for transport to Florida to be sent up to orbit.

    ISS sections being readied for launch

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    Tour the Space Center and the...

    by miner Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Tour the Space Center and the museum. There is a lot to see and things to learn.
    If you are interested in the space program and the technology that it takes to keep the space shuttles flying and put the space station in orbit,you will really enjoy this place.

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    The Burritt Museum and State...

    by wispofcloud Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Burritt Museum and State Park
    The view of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley that you get from here is quite nice! the perfect place to catch a glimpse of what Alabama must have been like a century ago. There are historic log structures, set up to look like they were in 1850. There are also guides who are dressed like the people dressed 150 years ago. Its an unique opportunity to see what the fabled American South lived like. Also to be seen here are some lovely mountain springs, that run into the Tennessee River Valley and the 1840 Big Cove Turnpike. This is the site of the Confederate surrender in Madison County in 1865, towards the close of the American Civil War.

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    U.S. Space & Rocket Center

    by 10eke Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Less known than the Kennedy Space Center, Huntville's Space and Rocket Center has more to offer than a launch pad. Aside the classic outdoor collection of missiles and rockets, the museum and its attractions are really worthwhile for the space enthusiast. Take the time to enjoy the movie experience in the Spacedome IMAX theatre.

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    Alabama Constitution Village

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This museum is on the site where Alabama's post civil war state constitution was written and signed. It consists of restored period buildings.

    Alabama Constitutional Village
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    Monte Sano State Park

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 1, 2006

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    Hiking trails, cabins and picnic area on the east side of town. Great views of Huntsville and the Sand mnts to the east

    lookout from Monte Sano Japanese gardens Japanese Pavilion
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    Huntsville Botanical Gardens

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 23, 2005

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    Just a short drive from the US Space Center is this really nice botanical gardens. It features local and exotic plant species.

    Huntsville Botanical Gardens
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    US Space and Rocket Center

    by Jim_Eliason Updated May 23, 2005

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    Nasa Museum and the home of Space Camp. This is Huntsville's one unique must see sight and well worth the trip to Huntsville all in itself.

    US Space and Rocket Center
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    Attend an event at the Von Braun Center.

    by LBKesner Written May 22, 2005

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    The Von Braun Center hosts concerts, symphonies and ballets, local theatre performances as well as Broadway shows, and athletic events such as hockey games.

    The Arena

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    Botanical Gardens

    by Skydivingsista Updated Mar 23, 2004

    BREATHTAKING!!

    WINTER - Christmas Light Show

    SPRING - Flowers EVERYWHERE

    SUMMER - Even MORE flowers (and the occasional wedding)

    FALL- The sight of fall foilage is just gorgeous!!

    Gazebo in garden.  Lots of weddings are here.
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