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Five reasons to visit Huntsville, Ala.

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Huntsville, Alabama is an amazing place to live. If you've never been here, set your old Alabama stereotypes aside and let yourself be pleasantly surprised.

Huntsville's a short drive from many regional cities, like Chattanooga, Atlanta, Nashville and even Asheville, NC.

Not sure if it's worth the investment in time and gas? Here are a few, okay - seven - reasons worth visiting the Rocket City, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal.

  1. US Space and Rocket Center Named the state's top attraction, the Space Center will help you understand why Huntsville is nicknamed the Rocket City.
  2. Sci-Quest Offers hands-on science exhibits for all ages
  3. Burritt on the Mountain Enjoy artistic, cultural and recreational activities.
  4. Huntsville Museum of Art North Alabama's leading visual arts exhibits and more.
  5. EarlyWorks and Constitution Village Walk through these doors and step into the past, while experiencing room after room of interactive activities.
  6. Hiking Explore Hays Nature Preserve, Monte Sano State Park and Green Mountain.
  7. Boating Ditto Landing is an historic site along the Tennessee River. Bring your boat or WaveRunner and get ready to cruise.

For more information on visiting, check out the Huntsville/Madison County Visitors Bureau. Curious about why I absolutely love living here? Visit my recent blog post at MinnDixieMom.

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