Spring gas-tank getaways

Staycations are always great but this is your only chance to hit the road before the summer heat comes creeping in. Check out one (or all!) of these  North Alabama must-sees for a Springtime adventure your family will never forget.

Huntsville Museum of Art – Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Museum of Art is a museum located in Huntsville, Alabama. Its location sits in Big Spring Park within Downtown Huntsville and works as a magnet for cultural activities. Take a stroll back in time at this 75, 034 square foot museum which includes fourteen galleries covering 20,000 square foot.  They offer permanent collections as well as collections of travel. The Museum maintains an active, engaging schedule of exhibitions and programs through its permanent collections and special exhibitions. In the Museum Academy, art classes are offered weekdays and Saturdays for children ages three and up.  High School and adult art classes and workshops are also available.

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment – Huntsville, AL

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment focuses on visual arts. The Mill has established a community where artists are able to create, display, and sell their work; and the public has the opportunity to visit, view, learn, and acquire work by local artists.  This historic factory building has been redeveloped into 148 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, 6 galleries, a theatre, and performance venues.

Big Spring Park – Huntsville, AL

Located in the Yolk of Downtown Huntsville, Big Spring Park is a perfect spot for a Spring outing. The park is notable for year-round festivals such as Panoly, NASA in the Park, Tinsel Trail, Big Spring Crush, and Tangled String music festival.

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden – Huntsville, AL

Enjoy a stroll through 120-acre site with stunning floral collections, woodland paths, grassy meadows, aquatic area and so much more. The Huntsville Botanical Garden is home to the nation’s largest open-air, seasonal butterfly house!

U.S. Space & Rocket Center | Huntsville, Alabama

According to a nonscientific Southern Weekend poll, an astronaut is one of the most popular career choices for young children. At the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, you can inspire the future minds of space travel by showing them what we accomplished in the past. Here you can talk to real-life astronauts and scientists and interact with actual space artifacts. Plus, there’s a pretty sweet moonshot ride to try out too.

 

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DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, AL

Desoto State Park is nestled atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic Northeast Alabama and accented by many rushing waterfalls, sandstone outcroppings, and fragrant wildflowers that will simply take your breath away.

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Cathedral Caverns State Park – Woodville, AL

The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created including “Goliath”.

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Monte Sano State Park – Huntsville, AL

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Tennessee Aquarium – Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Tennessee Aquarium, located on the Tennessee Riverfront in beautiful downtown Chattanooga, is consistently rated as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world. Visitors trace the path of water from the mountains to the sea within the Aquarium’s two buildings, coming face-to-face with fascinating native animals to amazing creatures that thrive in some of the most remote locations on Earth. In addition to myriads of colorful fish, guests love watching the Aquarium’s feisty otters, playful penguins, lemurs, turtles, alligators, and jellyfish.

 

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Rock City | Chattanooga, Tennessee

Spend enough time in the foothills of Appalachia and you’ll start to notice some very distinct barns and birdhouses in the area. This beautiful rock garden on top of Lookout Mountain features an easy stroll through beautiful natural rock formations, across a swinging bridge, and ends with a gorgeous view of the Chattanooga Valley. You can also head to the top of the mountain for a little Civil War history or into the Fairyland Caverns for a trip through European folklore. Really, you should be in the car already on your way there.

 

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