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Year of Alabama BBQ

YOA BBQ-colorCelebrate the Year of Alabama BBQ  in Huntsville. Eat your way through Huntsville's best barbecue and discover the story behind each plate.



Huntsville passport

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There is no better way to experience Huntsville than by using our Passport!

The Passport program provides visitors an opportunity to visit the area’s many attractions while saving on admission prices.

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Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt


It's always open season! Explore Downtown Huntsville on a FREE scavenger hunt like no other with our latest permanent activity.  Can you find all 12 ducks?

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Welcome To Huntsville - "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.


Celebrate 'The Martian' with free space-themed candy at the Visitor Center 

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Did you know that the #JourneyToMars isn't just science fiction? Huntsville is playing a huge role in that journey...especially when it comes to building the rocket that will get us there. To celebrate the spotlight being on space, the Visitor Center will be giving away free Mars Bars and other space-themed candy while supplies last September 25 through October 9. We've also got a special Mars-themed #RocketCitySelfie and lots of trip ideas detailing how you can get in on the #JourneyToMars action by visiting Huntsville. Click here for all of the details.


 Experience Huntsville's Free Fall Walking Tours

Fall Walking Tour 2015

Fall is one of our favorite seasons. Truly, few things are better than experiencing fall in the south - especially in Huntsville, Alabama. Come pick pumpkins, sip locally brewed tea and coffee with fall infused flavors, enjoy the scenic fall foliage and, of course, join us for the free Fall Walking Tours. More information here.  ________________________________________________________________________

Embark on a scavenger hunt - Huntsville-style!  

Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all 12 ducks in downtown Huntsville? If you do, a special prize awaits you at the downtown Visitor Center.

Click here for the clue card or pick it up in person at the Visitor Center. 


  Huntsville's official Visitor Guide

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Gather the information and inspiration that you need! We can mail you a copy of our guide, or if you just can't wait, download the guide and flip through our virtual copy and experience all the great attractions, shopping ,dining and accommodations that await you.

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Digital Huntsville History Tour

Digital History TourExciting news! Experience a fascinating tour of Huntsville's history - any day, any time! Thanks to the new Digital Huntsville History Tour, explorers of all ages will be able to access narration and information on 40 different historical locations, all from a mobile device. To learn more, click here