This is a picture of downtown Huntsville at night time saying Welcome to Huntsville.


Von  Braun Center
March 13 - 15, 2017


Welcome AUSA


Welcome to the Rocket City!

AUSA Guide To Huntsville, Alabama

Welcome, AUSA Global ForceSymposium and Exposition, to Huntsville, Alabama. We're so glad to have you here. (You could say we're... over the moon you're here.)  The region is home to 909 defense contractors who collectively provide $5.6 billion in defense contracts for the U.S. government.*

We're betting your time in Huntsville will reveal things about our city that you maybe weren't expecting - like our sublime mixture of art and science, our incredible local craft beer offerings, eclectic shopping, and so much more. But before you arrive, here are some key points of interest you might want to check out: 


Hotel Shuttles: Shuttle service between the participating hotels (except the Embassy Suites) and the Von Braun Center will be provided on event days only. Shuttle maps and schedules will be provided at a later date.


What to do, when to do it, and maps to get you there.


Discounts available March 9 - 17, 2017 
Must present AUSA badge

Bar Louie Louie Huntsville
365 The Bridge Street, Suite 100
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: (256)327-8630

  • Monday-Friday, $8 lunches that include a free iced tea or soft drink.
  • Monday - 50% discount to military personnel and government contractors with presentation of Military ID or badge.
  • Tuesday,  $5 Specialty Burgers
  • Wednesday - Wholly Craft Wednesday, with $1.50 domestic drafts, $2.25 premium crafts, and $5.25 specialty martinis.  
  • In addition, we offer a 10%discount on all regularly priced items for all military personnel.


The Bottle Downtown
109 Washington Street NE
Huntsville, AL 35801

Opening on  Sunday, March 12  from 5-9 pm. for AUSA attendees only

Humphrey's Bar and Grill
109 Washington Street NE
Huntsville, AL 35801

Sunday , March 12
Brunch & Blues
11am - 2pm
10% discount 

Church Street Wine Shoppe
501 Church Street
Huntsville AL 35801
Phone:  256-970-4097

Wine flight for AUSA and St. Patrick's Day:

  • MacMurray Pinot Noir
  • McManus Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shannon Ridge Petite Sirah
  • MacMurray Chardonnay

Cost for flight  $13.


Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
4855 Whitesburg Dr SE
 Huntsville, AL 35802


Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
105 Brookridge Drive
Suite A
Madison, AL 35758

15% Discount

Hello from the Rocket City!

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. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama's first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War and the accomplishments of America's rocket scientists.  

The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s.