National Travel & Tourism Week

May 1-7

With the travel industry on the road to recovery and people more ready than ever to plan their next trip, we're celebrating this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week. Happening May 1-7, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is a nationwide initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association - and we have lots of plans in place. Join us as we celebrate all things travel in the Rocket City!

The theme for National Travel and Tourism Week is the #FutureOfTravel. A future where friends, family and colleagues can reconnect. Where inclusivity thrives and diversity drives innovation and connection. The #FutureOfTravel is driven by all of us—in every corner of our country and every sector of our industry. A brighter future starts today, in our own backyards!

#iHeartHsv #FutureofTravel

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Huntsville Attractions Week

Attractions and museums are an important aspect of travel - they educate, entertain, and oftentimes serve as the main reason people visit a certain city or destination. As part of this year's NTTW, we introduce to you... Huntsville Attractions Week! Throughout the week (Monday-Friday), we'll be highlighting various attractions across Huntsville/Madison County. Check out details, including the week's schedule of activities, below.

Follow along with our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for daily posts highlighting our favorite places to visit in Huntsville, Madison and Madison County. Don't forget to check out the Rocket City Kids Pass to save money at our attractions! 

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Enter for a Chance to Win

We want to see your favorite attractions and places in Huntsville. Upload a photo of you or your family enjoying a Huntsville, Madison or Madison County attraction or event for a chance to win a grand prize Huntsville staycation package from the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The winner will be randomly picked on Monday, May 9th. 

May 2: Outdoors

People hiking Monte Sano

Featured Outdoor Attractions
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Open year-round, the Huntsville Botanical Garden contains diverse...

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Ditto Landing

Located on U.S. Highway 231 South at the Tennessee River Bridge (Hobbs...

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove

Hampton Cove, in Huntsville, is the northern gateway to the Robert Trent...

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Toyota Field

As the new centerpiece of North Alabama, Toyota Field is a state-of-the-art...

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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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Monte Sano State Park

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

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Hays Nature Preserve

The Hays Nature Preserve is one of Huntsville's largest and most...

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Rainbow Mountain Preserve

Located in the City of Madison not far off of Hughes Road, this preserve...

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Harmony Park Safari (open Mar through Nov)

Open March through November (including holidays), Harmony Park is a...

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Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Located along the Flint River in southeast Huntsville, Alabama,...

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Big Spring International Park

Big Spring International Park lured settlers to Huntsville over 200 years...

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Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt

Can you find all 14 ducks? Search Downtown Huntsville on a scavenger hunt...

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Trains on Main Scavenger Hunt

Search Historic Downtown Madison on a free scavenger hunt! Can you find all...

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Singing River Trail

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

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May 3: History

A view of the mansion at Mountain Burritt

Featured History Attractions
Burritt on the Mountain

This unique museum of regional history is located at the mountaintop home...

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EarlyWorks Children's Museum

EarlyWorks will be closed January 11, 2022 to update the museum's hands-on...

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Weeden House Museum and Garden

Tours will not be offered on Sept 2. Click here for the attraction...

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U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

The museum is currently open Wed-Sat. Click here for the attraction...

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Harrison Brothers Hardware

Alabama's oldest continuously operating hardware store was established in...

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North Alabama Railroad Museum

The museum is open for visitors seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00...

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Huntsville Revisited Museum

Home to a wide range of unique artifacts, photos, and stories of the places...

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The Historic Lowry House

The Historic Lowry House, a 3000 square foot Italianate-Federal style home,...

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In addition to attractions, explore extra Huntsville history activities with a stroll through one of the area's many historic cemeteries or picturesque historic districts.

May 4: Space

A view of a rocket at the US Space & Rocket Center

Join us as we celebrate May the 4th Star Wars Day at Rocket City Trash Pandas Game!

Featured Space Attractions
U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Due to the incredible rise in COVID cases, the U.S. Space & Rocket...

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Space Camp

Throughout the week, students are immersed in astronaut training techniques...

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INTUITIVE® Planetarium

The INTUITIVE ® Planetarium features state-of-the-art digital planetarium...

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May 5: Arts & Culture

View of the Huntsville Museum of Art

Featured Arts & Culture Attractions
Huntsville Museum of Art

Located in downtown Huntsville within the tranquil beauty of Big Spring...

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Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the largest privately owned arts facility...

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Von Braun Center

This multi-purpose facility is equipped to accommodate major conferences,...

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VBC Mars Music Hall

With its open-floor plan and balcony overlooking the over-sized stage, this...

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Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Long considered the region's premiere performing arts group, the Huntsville...

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Spaces Sculpture Trail

SPACES Sculpture Trail features the work of 22 artists from 12 states...

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Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy (FPCTA) provides theatre...

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Huntsville Ballet Company

The Huntsville Ballet Company (HBC) is growing with the vibrant city of...

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Independent Musical Productions (IMP)

Independent Musical Productions, Inc. was formed for the purpose of...

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Downtown Huntsville Secret Art Trail

Ask for a drink in a purple cup from a local restaurant or bar and a take a...

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May 6: Unique Venues

Outside of the Campus 805 Straight to Ale

Featured Unique Venues
Campus No. 805

Campus No. 805 is a 13-acre multi-use development located at Governor’s...

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An old stove company building was transformed from a place of labor to a...

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MidCity Huntsville

Currently, you'll find dining, entertainment and recreational options in...

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Insanity Complex

Insanity Complex sits on a 28 acre site and is located in the heart of...

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Ready to Plan Your Trip to Huntsville?

Get a jump start on planning your next Rocket City getaway by checking out the Huntsville Destination Guide online (or request your free copy in the mail!) Looking for a personalized touch? Whether you're a young professional, a space geek, or a history buff, we've got specialized Huntsville itineraries just for you.