Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama

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Ever want to send your kids to the moon and back? Then come to Huntsville, where space exploration is a way of life. This small, friendly southern town has been making a name for itself as America’s space capital since 1950, when Dr. Wernher von Braun and 117 German scientists arrived to develop rockets for the United States Army. The 16,000-person cotton town that von Braun joined has blossomed into a city of 180,000. The major family attractions here are the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the living history museum, Alabama Constitution Village. Combine these educational activities with a hike or picnic at one of the beautiful surrounding parks. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.
Great Family Vacations: South

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Great Family Vacations: South

by Candyce H. Stapen (The Globe Pequot Press)

Ever want to send your kids to the moon and back? Then come to Huntsville, where space exploration is a way of life. This small, friendly southern town has been making a name for itself as America’s space capital since 1950, when Dr. Wernher von Braun and 117 German scientists arrived to develop rockets for the United States Army.

The 16,000-person cotton town that von Braun joined has blossomed into a city of 180,000. The major family attractions here are the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the living history museum, Alabama Constitution Village. Combine these educational activities with a hike or picnic at one of the beautiful surrounding parks. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.

©  Candyce H. Stapen/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Huntsville
Duration: Up to a week's worth of fun.
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Huntsville, Alabama

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May 2018