Memorial Day is an important time to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by so many. It's also the start of summer, of warmer weather, and (hopefully) some extra time to enjoy with friends and family over the holiday. If you're looking for ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend in Huntsville, we have plenty of ideas.

Explore our Military History

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

veterans museum

No place better than the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum to learn about and appreciate military history. This museum also has a unique claim to fame - it's home to the oldest surviving jeep in the world - the Ford Pygmy, Serial Number 1!

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial Park

Huntsville Veterans Memorial Park

Take a stroll in scenic Downtown Huntsville, where this open park takes you on a journey of U.S. military history. Read facts about each American war, as well as memorials to those who bravely fought.

Buffalo Soldiers Memorial

Buffalo Soldier Monument

This special memorial, located at Cavalry Hill, is dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry. Following their service in the Spanish-American War, the Buffalo Soldiers were encamped at Cavalry Hills in Huntsville and commanded by Army legend “Black Jack” Pershing. 

Get Outdoors

Forrest Stand Up Paddling

Stand up paddle board rental and lessons based in the Huntsville area. Easy...

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North Alabama Canoe & Kayak (NACK)

North Alabama Canoe and Kayak (NACK) offers family fun for all ages....

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Monte Sano State Park

Highly technical with mix of long and short wooded holes. Water in play on...

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Brown Bear LLC Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Brown Bear offers trips from Oscar Patterson, about 3 hours, and from...

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Land Trust of North Alabama

Relax, get some exercise, and connect with nature. Visitors to Land Trust...

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Ditto Landing

Wheeler reservoir has more than 60,000 acres of adventurous playground....

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Singing River Trail

The Singing River Trail (SRT) is a world-class resource that connects the...

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Plan a Picnic

Nothing says "summer" like a picnic! There are plenty of beautiful parks and greenspaces to be found - as a bonus, why not order a specialty charcuterie platter to go? 

Outdoor Spots for Your Family Picnic

Fall or spring, a picnic is an affordable and fun way to get some family togetherness outdoors. Whether your picnic style is grilling out,...

Memorial Day Weekend Events

A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard
Oct 5

Made by an all-female roster of conceptual artists, the exhibition...

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A World Within: Art by Women from the Permanent Collection
Oct 5

Utilizing works found within the Museum’s acclaimed permanent collection, A...

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American Studio Glass
Oct 5

While glass containers and vessels have been made for more than 2,000...

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Another Point Of View: Art by American Women Part II
Oct 5

The permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art was dramatically...

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Betty Grisham: A Celebration
Oct 5

As a North Alabama native, she earned her BA in Fine Art and Education at...

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