Huntsville Sights and Landmarks Guide, Alabama
Huntsville is the seat of Madison County located in the northern part of Alabama, around 135 km north of Birmingham. If you are one of the tourists who want to explore the attractive sights in Huntsville, below are some of the best tourist attractions you can enjoy while visiting the place.
Huntsville Sights – Educational Sites
Educational Huntsville Sights is not just for students and young ones. They are also ideal places to visit for adults who want to learn more about the city and other facts in history.
United States Rocket and Space Center. If you are traveling for the first time in Huntsville, this is a place that is worth a visit. Take a look at the breathtaking show of the big Saturn v rocket which is positioned outside the museum. You can also stay at the space camp for a more unforgettable experience, if you have the luxury of time.
Huntsville Botanical Garden. This garden has an extraordinary aspect that you can see all throughout the year. The months of May and October are considered the best to see all the blossoming flowers and the rest of the growing plants inside the garden while December is the month for the Galaxy of Lights which had earned some distinctive honor for tourism because of its beauty and the joy it gives to the public.
Burritt on the Mountain-A Living Museum. If you want to see and enjoy the past of Tennessee Valley, this is the place for you to go to. This museum does not only present you the excellent Huntsville Sights, it also shows more than a few log cottages and animals signifying the kind of life of the city's people in the mid 1800’s.
Huntsville Sights – Historical Structures and Religious Edifices
History and religion influence the structures built in a certain city. The same rule applies in Huntsville. Here is a list of sights depicting the people's love for faith and history.
Alabama Constitution Village. This is a place for several museums in Huntsville like the Historic Huntsville Depot, Humphrey-Rodgers House and the Early Works Children Museum. These museums illustrate the days of Huntsville all through the first 1800’s.
Weeden House Museum. This is the Federal-style house of Maria Howard Weeden which is converted into a museum storing her famous painting subjects: the black people. This is considered as an ancient home in Huntsville.
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. This edifice was built by Mother Angelica as a tribute to Jesus. The shrine is made of gold, marble and cedar. Going to this place from Huntsville takes 1 hour. However, if you want to feel the magic of the Shrine, what is an hour or more of travel?
Ivy Green. This is the place where Helen Keller was born. If you want to experience and see how the Miracle Worker happened, visit this place either in June or July and feel the overwhelming story in the house's backyard where the well-known tale happened. There are yet other historical, religious, educational and recreational Huntsville Sights. If you still have an extra day or two in your trip, find time to visit nearby towns like Chattanooga.
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