Recreation and Attractions

3101 Burritt Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
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Huntsville’s first and oldest Museum, Burritt on the Mountain, is a unique Huntsville Treasure sitting atop Monte Sano Mountain, overlooking the city of Huntsville. Burritt provides educational learning experiences for children and families monthly as well as hands on activities and festivals throughout the year. Come on up and visit us!

Often referred to Huntsville’s “Jewel on the Mountain,” Burritt Museum features the eclectic mansion, add a historic park with restored 19th century houses including barnyard and animals. Perfect for a fall day on the Mountain. They host children’s CAMP and coming up they have several Holiday events as well. Highly recommended family location in Huntsville. – Elizabeth C.

1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, Alabama
(800) 637-7223
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Since opening its doors in 1970, nearly 16 million people have toured the Center. The vast majority of those visitors have been from out of state or from foreign nations. Many of the more than 550,000 annual visitors are school students on field trips to their future. Dozens of interactive exhibits encourage visitor participation, prompting one official to note: “Here, everyone can be an astronaut for the day!”

Living in Huntsville it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have this incredible treasure in our backyard. My kids always get a kick out of visiting the new exhibits or even just hanging out on the playground near the cafe and riding that mini sling-shot. Plus, we take everyone who visits us because…ROCKETSHIPS, ASTRONAUTS, SPACE!! It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with kids of all ages. 


431 Clouds Cove Road
Huntsville, AL 35803

This place is fantastic. It’s the closest thing Huntsville has to a zoo and the people who run it are super nice. The drive-thru aspect of the “zoo” means no one gets too tired or hot. My whole family has a blast whenever we go! – Marisa S.


500 Lanier Road
Madison, AL 35758

Nice indoor play area for the kids, bounce houses, slides and playground equipment all on a soft floor. There are tables, desktop computers and free wifi for the older kids and adults. They always have something going on (face painting, easter pictures, coupon classes). – Beth C.

Kidventure is our climate controlled fun year round!It is an awesome indoor playground for crawling babies through children up to age 9! Every day is a great day to visit. They have special events and birthday parties too! My house stays cleaner when we can playdate there! The kids always have a great time. Check out the website and then stop by and play awhile.You’ll be glad you did! – Susie M.


3230 Leeman Ferry Rd
Huntsville, AL

This was an awesome location for my children (age 7) to run off some steam. We invited our friends, and the kids had a blast running through the obstacle course and playing on all of the bounce options and slides. I have also been to birthday parties here and they are GREAT! – Christa L.


1435 Paramount Drive
Huntsville, AL

The Parents’ Night Out program is the best. For $20, the kids get dinner and 3 hours of fun science activities. Our daughter’s grades in science have gone up and we’re sure it’s because of their awesome program. – Whitney G.

Dampen your little ones appetite for science by attending short but activity packed hour of learning and fun. Membership to Sci-Quest is not required to attend the classes. Classes are Mon or Tues 10-10:45 for 2-3 yo and 11-12 for 4-5. (Check website for details) Small classes, typically 4-7 children. Guardians stay in 2-3 yo class. Experienced instructor. Class is called Sprouting Scientists. You register per class. So it is a small effort and cost to try it out. Classes have reading, educational video which is often a song with visuals, crafts, activity.- Karen A.


4483 Juniper Drive Huntsville, AL

Star HB farms offers guided trail rides (as well as lessons and birthday parties) for ages 3 and up. The price for an hour trail ride is a very reasonable $20 per person. The horses are well cared for and well-mannered. It’s a fun day out for your horse loving kiddo! – Lee Ann B.