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Father’s Day Ideas from RCM

little girl covering her das's eyes while he holds a gift

We always love to find unique gifts for our wonderful Rocket City Dads, especially if we can recommend some that are Huntsville LOCAL and awesome.

Here are a few ideas for Dad that are totally do-able by this weekend. We’ve also got a whole Pinterest board full of things the kids can make and even more gift suggestions!

A Day Out with Dad

Time is the best gift, and these Huntsville attractions are hosting specials just for Father’s Day!

Huntsville Botanical Garden – Free admission for dads on Sunday, June 20 from 11AM – 5PM. What a great opportunity to see the Uncaged exhibit!

Cook Museum of Natural Science is hosting an “All About Him” event from 10AM – 3PM on Saturday, June 19. Spend the day with the Dad in your life and enjoy dad-centric photo ops, crafts, and even a special gift!

Father’s Day Special Train Ride – this annual Father’s Day ride is sure to bring a smile to your dad’s face! There are two departures for this hour & 20 minute excursion: 10am & 1pm. Get your tickets while they last!

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Burritt On the Mountain – Fathers enjoy free admission on Sunday, June 20th from 12-5 PM.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Dads get in free with a paid visitor from 11AM – 5PM. He’ll love the new Drones exhibit!

dad playing with son outside

The Group Golf Gift

It means a little bit of pre-planning but go in with some friends and get the guys a round of group golf at the scenic Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Dad gets some hang time with his buddies and you can plan a fun outing with the moms & kids while they’re out.

The Treat Yo Self Package

Like Tom & Donna, every Dad should be treated to a day of luxury. There’s a couple of places in Huntsville & Madison where he can get an old-fashioned shave, massage, and a haircut. Looking for unique styling products for Dad? Hit up H2O2 Hair Studio for some excellent pomade and yummy-smelling products. Pampering is important, and is NOT just for moms.

Gifts for Rocket Dad

Green Pea Press sells gorgeous limited-edition prints and t-shirts like this of all sorts. Grab an art print at their Lowe Mill A&E location and get it uniquely framed by Bocchino Custom Framing. You can also go big with Local Flourish Co. and their fantastic Father’s Day gift boxes that feature Green Pea Press items!

The Gift of Local Suds

If your dad is anything like my husband, a gift of libations is ALWAYS received well. It could be a bottle of his favorite scotch or a growler & a gift card to the local taproom. There is no shortage of craft beer gift options in Huntsville – get the whole list here!

Say Cheese!

Photos are always a fun gift! These DIY Photo Coasters could be a great addition to an office, and this photo idea for dads & grandpas will create a good memory.

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The Write Stuff

Dads that need to keep a pen handy at all times will love this elegant hand-crafted pen from Holtz Leather Co., a locally-owned shop in Huntsville. It’s all kinds of slick!

“I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen.” – Lloyd Dobler

For Chef Dad

If the dad in your life loves to spend time in the kitchen, he’s probably going to appreciate some quality heirloom utensils. Alabama Treenware is a local artist out of Madison and is making lovely hand-carved kitchen and garden tools! Treat him to some yummy baked goods at this Kristen’s Kups Pop-Up Shop. Or if he’s more of a Grill Guy, get the kids to help you make this adorable apron just for dad.

Did we miss your favorite local Father’s Day gift ideas? Leave us a comment and help other parents out!

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  • The North Alabama Railroad Museum is having our Father’s Day Special this Saturday, June 21. The train leaves the depot at 10am and 1pm. Tickets can be purchased from our website ( or by calling one of our ticket agents at 256-851-6276! We would love to see you Saturday!

  • Hi! I am the owner of Governors Shaving Company and one of my clients told me that his wife saw this Father’s Day list! I had no idea!!! I just wanted to say thank you for including us!!! I will offer an employee or husband a free haircut and shave as a thank you!! Call 256-808-4286 to make an appointment.
    Thank you,
    Elizabeth Kinslow
    Owner of Governors Shaving Co.

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