A Huntsville City Guide

Activities for All Ages

Keep in mind that Huntsville, Alabama is a large, urban city but the metropolitan area surrounding it offers even more options.

One of the first things any new visitor to the city needs to experience is the cultural and historic districts found throughout it.

There are three main areas to explore.

  • The Twickenham Historic District includes the Federal and Greek Revival architectural influences throughout it. The 1819 Weeden House Museum is located here.

  • Old Town Historic District is the second of the historic districts to visit. You'll find a wide range of architecture styles including Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Federal and others. The homes in this area date back to 1820 through the 1900s.

  • Five Points Historic District is the newest of the historic districts. This area has homes of many kinds of architectural styles but they date around the turn of the 20th century.

Another area to explore in this city is the museums. Huntsville has numerous museums that paint a clear picture of those who lived and worked in the area. The US Space and Rocket Center is perhaps the most popular of the museums and is definitely worth visiting.

Others include the Alabama Constitution Village, Clay House Museum and Early Works Museum. The North Alabama Railroad Museum is a great choice for all ages with its 30 pieces of rolling stock.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Huntsville isn't just a historic town. The city has something for nature lovers, too. The Monte Sana State Park has more than 2000 acres. The Big Spring International Park is another option to consider.

Visitors will enjoy the Huntsville Botanical Garden as well as the Lydia Gold Skatepark. Each of these parks is open to visitors.

More to Do

If you still haven't found things to do in Huntsville, there are still other options. There are several golf courses in the city including Colonia Golf Course, Redstone Arsenal Golf Course (only open to those with a military ID) and Becky Pierce Municipal Golf Course.

You could come for the Panoply Arts Festival or enjoy the June Black Arts Festival. The Huntsville city guide contains only a handful of the options available to visitors today.