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Lovingly called "Birmingham's living room," the 19-acre Railroad Park celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of the city, as well as serves as a venue for local recreation, family events and more. The park connects downtown Birmingham with the Southside area and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. The free ...


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Visitors can take a trip back to 1819 at the Alabama Constitution Village. Part of the Early Works Museum Complex, this re-created 19th century village features guides dressed in period garb who demonstrate what life was like nearly two centuries ago. Guests can also see the cabinet shop where 44 ...


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Known as "a Jewel on a Mountain," Burritt on the Mountain is a one-of-a-kind regional history museum set on 167 acres overlooking the city. The former mountaintop estate of Dr. William Henry Burritt, this 14-room mansion houses original furnishings, personal artifacts and exhibits that examine the region's history. Outside, visitors ...


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The South's largest hands-on history museum, the Early Works Children's History Museum uncovers the mysteries of Alabama history through hands-on exhibits. Located in the Early Works Museum Complex, the children's museum is ripe with activities to engage and entice curious minds. Wandering wide-eyed through the exciting exhibits, kids can hear ...


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A golfer's paradise, Huntsville is home to a number of phenomenal courses including the famous Hampton Cove Golf Course. The northernmost facility of the nine stops on Alabama's celebrated Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Hampton Cove features 54 holes on 650 acres of river valley fringed by tall oaks, serene ...


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One of only a handful of drive-through safaris in the United States, Huntsville's Harmony Park Safari is a rare treat. A federally funded and licensed nature preserve, Harmony Park is home to free-ranging exotic and endangered animals. The unique experience takes visitors on a drive down the two-mile gravel path ...


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One of Huntsville's most popular attractions, Harrison Brothers Hardware invites visitors to step into a piece of Huntsville history. Brimming with old-fashioned tools and housewares, this quaint Southern gem is the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama. The charming shop reminds guests of days gone by, right down to the ...


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Situated on 110 lush acres, the Huntsville Botanical Garden is a sanctuary of beautiful blooms. Visitors can take an aromatic stroll through the five-acre Central Corridor Garden to see colorful floral displays and a unique aquatic garden. The botanical garden also features nature trails lined with wildflowers, specialty gardens, plant ...


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Set amidst the scenic tranquility of Big Spring International Park, the Huntsville Museum of Art is one of the state's Top 10 Destinations, according to the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. With both permanent and traveling exhibitions on display, the Huntsville Museum of Art's main focus is American art, ...


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Located just 15 miles from downtown Huntsville, Sci-Quest is 40,000 square feet of interactive exhibits designed to entertain and amaze people of all ages. The center features 125 permanent exhibits where visitors can roll up their sleeves and participate in hands-on scientific discovery. Guests experience the power of a tornado ...


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Visitors can journey back in time at the Twickenham Historic District. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, Twickenham is Alabama's largest antebellum district with homes dating back to 1814. Many of the estates in Twickenham were seized by the Union Army during the Civil War, which subsequently saved ...


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Delighting over 12 million visitors since opening in 1970, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is the world's largest space attraction. The space center is home to the world-famous Space Camp and numerous interactive exhibits sure to boggle the mind and thrill the senses. Visitors can experience what a rocket ...


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Originally built in 1819, the Weeden House Museum is the oldest home open to the public in Alabama. A prime example of Federal-style architecture, Weeden House is located amidst the grand antebellum homes of the Twickenham Historic District. Several prominent Huntsville residents, including artist and poet Maria Howard Weeden and ...


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More than 75 years ago Walter and Bessie Bellingrath began a horticultural endeavor that would become one of the preeminent gardens in the U.S., nestled among oaks and Spanish moss along the scenic Fowl River. Tour the Bellingrath Museum Home, a true showcase of Bessie's original collection of treasured antiques, ...


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For kids and groups of all ages, this fascinating complex of more than 150 hands-on interactive exhibits is all about fun. High-tech adventures in permanent exhibits like Hands On Hall, Minds On, Body Works, state-of-the-art laboratory with friendly working scientists, and WKRG-TV studio with hurricane tracking ensure that groups will ...


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