2023 Rocket City Mom Family Favorite Award Winners

Rocket City Mom readers have spoken! Hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes later and we have our 2023 winners. A big congratulations to all the local businesses and organizations represented on this list. Huntsville really is a great place to raise a family and you are part of why that’s true.

As always, a reminder that this award is unique in that both the nominations and votes are done entirely by our readers. I mean, when you’re looking for the 411 on the best place to hang out in Huntsville with a toddler, who better to ask than THOUSANDS of local parents!

This year’s competition had more than a fair share of close calls, with several organizations running neck and neck for the title! Honestly, we feel like having so many categories be so close is literally a great problem to have. So many beloved attractions and businesses that it’s hard to decide between them ūüôā

Favorite Local Attraction for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Winner: EarlyWorks Children’s Museum – Website

Runners-Up: Huntsville Botanical Garden, Let’s Play, & We Rock the Spectrum

Favorite Local Attraction Ages 5-9

Winners: Cook Museum – Website

Runners-Up: EarlyWorks Children’s Museum, Huntsville Botanical Garden, & Flow

Favorite Local Attraction for Ages 9-13

Winner: Space & Rocket Center – Website

Runners-Up: Dave & Buster’s, Flow, & Cook Museum of Natural Science

Favorite Pizza Joint

Winners: Sam & Greg’s – Website

Runners-Up: Mellow Mushroom, Big Ed’s, & Grimaldi’s

Favorite Family Friendly Restaurant

Winner: Rosies – Website

Runners-Up: Sam & Greg’s, Little Rosie’s Taqueria, & MELT

Favorite Coffee Shop

Winners: Just Love Coffee – Website

Runners-Up: Honest Coffee, Angel’s Island Coffee, & Gold Sprint

Favorite Bakery

Winner: Edgar’s Bakery – Website

Runners-Up: Peggy Ann’s Bakery, L’Etoile Patisserie, & Moon Bakeshop

Favorite Ice Cream Shop

Winners : Handels – Website

Runners-Up: Bruster’s, The Yard Milkshake Bar, Cold Stone Creamery

Favorite Food Truck

Winner: 2 Chicks Food Truck – Facebook Page

Runners-Up: Fire & Spice, Get Loaded, & Hippea Camper

Favorite Seasonal Consignment Sale

Winner: Kid’s Market – Website

Runners-Up: The Boutique Closet, MOMSMart, & Sweet Repeats

Favorite Bricks & Mortar Consignment Store

Winner: Once Upon a Child – Website

Runners-Up: Play It Again, Snickerpoodles, & Off the Rack

Favorite Local Baby/Maternity Boutique

Winners (Tie): Posh Mommy and Baby Too – Website

Runners-Up: All About Baby, Little Cotton Shoppe, & Ana Banana

Favorite Field Trip Destination

Winner: Tate Farms – Website

Runners-Up: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Burritt Museum, Cook Museum, & Huntsville Botanical Garden

Favorite Place to Hold a Birthday Party

Winner: Altitude Trampoline Park – Website

Runners-Up: Up a Creek, Let’s Play, & Matrix Gym

Favorite Place to Get a Kid’s Haircut

Winner: Spoiled Rockin’ Kids – Website

Runners-Up: Great Clips, Sports Clips, & Greasy Hands

Favorite Indoor Play Facility

Winners: Main Event – Website

Runners-Up: Let’s Play, FLOW Huntsville, Altitude Trampoline Park, & We Rock the Spectrum

Favorite Family-Friendly Event

Winner: Rocket City Trash Panda’s Game – Website¬†

Runners-Up: Panoply, Madison Street Festival, Havoc Hockey, EarlyWork’s Nights of Santa

Favorite Waterpark or Splashpad

Winner: Point Mallard – Website

Runners-Up: Brahan Spring Park, Bridge Street Pop Jets, & New Hope Splashpad

Favorite Dance Studio

Winners : The Dance Company, Inc. – Website

Runners-Up: Jill’s Studio of Dance, Southern Sensations Dance Studio, & Project Dance

Favorite Place to Take Music Lessons

Winner: Musicology – Website

Runners-Up: Valley Conservatory, Huntsville Strings Shop, & Colors Fine Arts Center

Favorite Place to Take Art Lessons

Winner: Lowe Mill – Website

Runners-Up: Huntsville Museum of Art Academy, Pinot’s Palette, & Denise Onwere Gallery

Favorite Martial Arts Studio

Winner: Alexander’s Martial Arts – Website

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Runners-Up: Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Claymore Fighting & Fitness

Favorite Family Friendly Performance Group

Winner: Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre – Website

Runners-Up: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Academy for Academics & Arts (AAA), & Madison City Community Orchestra

Favorite Summer Camp

Winners: U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp – Website¬†

Runners-Up: Fantasy Playhouse, YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee, & Huntsville Botanical Garden

Favorite Children’s Photographer

Winner: Allison Jansen Photography РWebsite 

Runners-Up: Erin Cobb Photography, The Wild Four Photography, & Jeff White Photography

Favorite Childcare Program/Facility

Winner: Primrose School of Madison РWebsite 

Runners-Up: Ardent Preschool & Daycare, Montessori School of Huntsville, & Hampton Cove Preschool

Favorite Pediatric Dentist or Dental Practice

Winner: Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates – Website

Runners-Up: Madison Pediatric Dental, Dr. Bietel, & Knapp Orthodontics

Favorite Pediatrician or Pediatric Office

Winner: Cornerstone Pediatrics – Website

Runners-Up: Huntsville Pediatric Associates, Pediatric Associates of Madison, & Twickenham Pediatrics

Favorite OB/GYN or OB/GYN Office

Winner: Clinic for Women РWebsite 

Runners-Up: Advanced OB/GYN, Tennessee Valley OB/GYN, & Women 4 Women

Favorite Pediatric Chiropractor

Winner: HealthSource Chiropractic of Madison РWebsite 

Runners-Up: Functional Chiropractic & Max Health Chiropractic

Favorite Pediatric Sleep Coach

Winner: Taking Cara Babies – Website

Runners-Up: Dana Stone (Live & Rest Coaching) & Roy Sleep Medicine

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