From the Rockies to the Rocket City

New direct flights between Huntsville and Denver make blasting off to the Rocket City easier than ever. Here's just a few things you can expect when you visit the city famous for getting man to the moon.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Lunar Capsule - Rocket Center

Become an astronaut for a day at the world 's largest aerospace museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Home to Space Camp®️, you can explore the galaxy, check out a show at the all-new, state-of-the-art INTUITIVE®️ Planetarium, ride the Space Shot, indulge in some "space ice cream," and more. The sky is not the limit.

 

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 50th badge

Just in case you need even more reason to visit Huntsville, 2019 is a banner year as celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the state bicentennial take place. We're "partying like it's 1969," so BYOS (bring your own spacesuit).

 

Outdoors

Dog Hiking

Sure, Colorado is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, but outer space isn't the only kind of space Huntsville specializes in - we've also got green space. Check out Monte Sano State Park, where hiking, biking, RV camping, and rustic, mountain-side cabins await just a mere five minutes from the heart of downtown Huntsville. 

 

Craft Beer

Beer Hop

Did you know that Madison County is home to highest number of craft breweries in the state? Once you've hit the outdoor trails, embark on a new sort of trail - the Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail. Pick up your trail card, hit all 11 stops and you'll get a free Trail Boss bottle opener!

Events
A New Moon Rises: Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
May 26

As the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon nears, get ready to...

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments
May 26

Experience a live reenactment of the lunar landing daily at 2 p.m in the...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
May 26

To celebrate the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will highlight...

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Rockets on Parade
May 26

Have you spotted any of the miniature Space Launch System replicas...

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Pass the Torch Apollo Legacy Panels
May 29

In celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago, this lecture...

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