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Easy Day Trips for Families from Huntsville, AL


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Easy Day Trips for Families from Huntsville, AL

road trips from Huntsville

Spring & Summer are a great time for road trips and you don’t have to go far from home to discover many wonderful touristy treats. Over the last few years we’ve been sending area writers out to “test drive” these day trips from Huntsville (with kids in tow of course) and they’ve come back and shared their thoughts, tips, and recommendations.

Below are several (plus a few bonus trips!) of our favorite such articles. The next time your family has a free 24 hours and a full tank of gas, why not hop in the car and seek out a bit of adventure?


1. Rattlesnake Saloon in Muscle Shoals

2. Explore Birmingham with Kids

3. McWane Science Center in Birmingham

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4. Red Mountain Park in Birmingham

5. Explore Nashville with Kids

6. Rainforest Cafe at Opry Mills

7. Noccalula Falls in Gadsden

8. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

9. Cathedral Caverns State Park in Grant

10. Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

11. Explore Atlanta with Kids

12. Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga

13. Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga

14. Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

15. See Rock City in Chattanooga, TN

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16. Explore Chattanooga with Kids

17. Falls Mill in Elora, TN

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18. Fall Into Gatlinburg, TN

19. Holiday ICE in Nashville, TN

20. Exploring Opry Mills in Nashville, TN

Keep in mind if you’re traveling with toddlers or younger children, we have an excellent resource for you in our Huntsville area travel map. It lists all the places for pit stops that little ones will love!



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  • You should check out Tigers for Tomorrow. It’s not far from Noccalula Falls, and it would be nice to combine in one trip. My family went with low expectations, but we were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the care they give each animal.

    • Yes!!! My son and I went for spring break with low expectations as well but had an awesome time!!!

    • Yes!!! My son and I went to Tigers for Tomorrow for spring break with low expectations as well but had an awesome time!!!

      • Hi! I’m so glad that you guys had a great time at Tigers for Tomorrow. I work with them and it is an awesome facility! Rocket City Moms…..would love to talk with you about it and to have you come down for a tour! Email me at

  • Little River Falls in Ft. Payne Al.
    Little River Canyon Center
    Desoto State Park Dekalb County

    • My family loves going to Desoto State Parks. And little river canyon. We also have been to the cooks museum in Decatur.

  • You should definitely add Lake City Amusement Park in Guntersville to this list. Awesome list!

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