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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.



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