U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Economic Impact

Travel and tourism provide a significant boost to the Huntsville/Madison County economy, and we are proud to support the local hospitality industry and provide a better quality of life for both our residents and visitors.

Did you also know that Huntsville is home to the #1 and #3 paid attractions in the state of Alabama? We are! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center takes the top spot, with the Huntsville Botanical Garden coming in at #3.

US Space and Rocket Center

2018 Travel & Tourism Economic Impact Report

According to the latest report from the Alabama Tourism Department, travel and tourism to Huntsville/Madison County reached the highest levels ever in 2018, bringing in 3,350,090 visitors and roughly $1.4 billion in economic impact. Additionally, each household in Madison County saves a total of $854 in taxes as a result of travel expenditures, and the industry supports over 17,200 jobs in the area.

For more information and to see past economic impact reports, visit the Alabama Tourism Department's website at http://tourism.alabama.gov/reports/

2018 Economic Impact Report

Events
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments
Oct 15

Relive the thrilling mission of Apollo 11 in a reenactment of the moon...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
Oct 15

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

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Burritt on the Mountain's Tuesdays @ 2
Oct 15

Join Burritt staff members each Tuesday afternoon at 2 for a special treat...

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Fractal Brewing Project Brew Release
Oct 15

As part of Huntsville History Month, Huntsville's newest brewery will...

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Historical Boos Cruise
Oct 15

Grab a purple cup of your favorite adult beverage to bring on board as you...

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