2018 Rocket City Mom Family Favorite Award Winners

When it comes to local family fun we are not fooling around. So despite the fact that we announce these winners each year on April 1st, you know this is NO JOKE.

The Process

Every February we go to our readers, “The Real Experts,” and ask them to share their favorite Rocket City people and places. Each year we have several hundred readers who answer the call and do just that. Then, each March, we ask these same people (along with all their family and friends) to vote for the top three nominees.

It Really Is an Honor Just To Be Nominated

Following this process means that just being a nominee required hundreds of people to say they loved you (no small feat) and then we very frequently have very close races during the voting. Sometimes, it’s just too close to call and then you’ll see a tie.

Just as in years past our readers answered the call (almost 4,000 of you to be exact!) and we are grateful to our wonderful community of RCM followers who took the time to share their area favorites so that newcomers and locals alike could more easily have the “inside scoop” on what makes the Rocket City such a great place for families. Our 2018 Rocket City Mom Family Favorite Award Winners all contribute to making our hometown a pretty amazing place to live.

Congratulations to the nominees and winners alike. When there are so many people and organizations out there working hard, we are all winners!

Favorite Local Attraction for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Huntsville Botanical Garden – Website

Favorite Local Attraction Ages 5-9

Altitude Trampoline Park – Website

Favorite Local Attraction for Ages 9-13

U.S. Space and Rocket Center – Website


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Favorite Pizza Joint

Mellow Mushroom – Website

Favorite Family Friendly Restaurant

Red Robin – Website

Favorite Bakery, Dessert, or Ice Cream Shop

Nothing Bundt Cakes – View Website

Favorite Food Truck

Bigfoot’s Little Donuts – Website

Favorite Seasonal Consignment Sale

Kid’s Market – Website

Favorite Bricks & Mortar Consignment Store

Once Upon a Time – Website

Favorite Local Baby/Maternity Boutique

Posh Mommy and Baby Too – View Website

Favorite Field Trip Destination

Tate Farms – Website


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Favorite Place to Hold a Birthday Party

Stars and Strikes – Website

Favorite Place to Get a Kid’s Haircut

Spoiled Rockin’ Kids – Website

Favorite Indoor Play Facility

Let’s Play – Website

Favorite Family-Friendly Event

Galaxy of Lights – Website

Favorite Storytime

Madison Library – Website

Favorite Dance Studio

The Dance Company – Website

Favorite Place to Take Music Lessons

Musicology – Website


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Favorite Martial Arts Studio

Alexander’s Martial Arts – Website

Favorite Water Park

Point Mallard – Website

Favorite Children’s Photographer

Spoiled Rotten Photography – Website

Favorite Childcare Program/Facility

Montessori School of Huntsville – Website

Favorite Pediatric Dentist or Dental Practice

Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates – Website

Favorite Pediatrician or Pediatric Office

Huntsville Pediatric Associates – Website

Favorite OB/GYN or OB/GYN Office

Advanced OB/GYN – Website