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5 North Alabama Attractions

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are some spots you might want to check out – and they’re only a short drive away:

Source: Alabama Mountain Lakes Association1. U. S. Space and Rocket Center: A breathtaking collection of treasures from the inspiring world of space exploration! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center located at One Tranquility Base in Huntsville.

2. EarlyWorks Family of Museums: Civil War soldiers, a Talking Tree, and whimmy diddles. See them all at the EarlyWorks Family of Museums! Walk through the history of Alabama including Constitution Village where the state constitution was written. You can also hear the rattle of the tracks and the engineer’s whistle as you experience life on the rails in 1860 at Huntsville Depot. Three museums – one incredible adventure!Source: Alabama Mountain Lakes Association

3. Burritt on The Mountain: On top of Monte Sano Mountain, overlooking the city of Huntsville, it is a spot with breathtaking views, nature trails, a unique mansion used for exhibits and available to tour, a Historic Park with 6 restored 19th century homes, their related outbuildings, and a barnyard complete with animals. Also, check out The Whimsical and Woolly Woods. It’s great fun for children and adults.

4. Huntsville Botanical Gardens: A beautiful 120-acre site with stunning floral collections, inviting woodland paths, broad grassy meadows, aquatic areas, demonstration vegetable and herb gardens and the Nature Center plus a two-acre Children’s Garden adjacent to the Nature Center.

5. U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum: See and experience artifacts, and memorabilia which date back as far as the Revolutionary War. The museum also includes more than 30 historical vehicles from World War I to the present. A must see for Veterans and their families.
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