Forty five minutes Northwest of Huntsville is the tiny little town of Elkmont, Alabama. Don’t believe me on the tiny part? At the time of the last census there were 470 people living there. Doesn’t that just illicit an awwww from you? I wasn’t interested in the number of people living there so much as I was […]
Rocket City Mom works hard to find you fun and cost-effective ways to spend time with your family. This weekend, my sons and I explored a seriously nifty thing to do on a Saturday night. The Von Braun Astronomical Society (VBAS) presents public shows at the planetarium on Monte Sano every Saturday night throughout the […]
The neat thing about Alabama Constitution Village is that it is the recreation of the city of Huntsville as it was in the early 1800’s — the buildings have been rebuilt on their original foundations! The history there is geared toward the curriculum of fourth-grade Social Studies here in Alabama. A lot of school groups […]
German scientists have left their mark on Huntsville in more ways than you might think. In addition to rocket propulsion and space flight, the team that arrived in Huntsville in 1950 with Wernher von Braun also left the legacy of music and culture. So many of the newly-immigrated team were also amateur musicians, and they […]
A couple of weeks ago our family was in the very unusual situation of having absolutely no Saturday plans. It was also raining cats and dogs which prevented us from our go-to plans of visiting a local park. With a rambunctious 5-year-old who is NOT cool with watching TV all day we checked the RCM […]
My family loves watching movies together, and it’s one of our favorite summer past-times. Last week we opted for a new experience, and headed west into Athens to visit the Cinemagic Drive-In. We were already fans of the regular indoor Cinemagic Theatre – it’s a mom & pop affair, and it’s clean and reasonably priced […]
Is your family looking for an outdoor adventure, maybe a waterfall to explore, but you don’t have the luxury of an entire weekend to get away? A trip to Gadsden’s Noccalula Falls may just be right for you. We enjoyed a leisurely drive, explored Noccalula Falls Park, had lunch at a pizza place called Stevi […]
Just about an hour away from the Rocket City is a family-owned waterpark, Spring Valley Beach. Read our review!
Now open, Little Toot’s Imagination Station is a darling play room for kids under the age of six. The room features a play diner with play food and dishes, a wall of costumes for dress-up, a wooden train, ticket counter, baggage claim, a play garage and gas station with tools, a reading corner, plenty of […]
I’ve lived in Madison County all my life and driven by the Space & Rocket Center probably thousands of times. Like many Huntsville natives, up until last weekend I never really looked closely at what goes on there. Neither myself or my husband come from a military background or have family that works in aerospace […]
Natasha and Lawrence McCrary have taken a family dream and created a new way of life. 1818 Farms is their dream come true: they have “a small profitable farm where we could teach our children to appreciate the land and animals and to be good conservationists.” Last weekend we had an opportunity to visit the […]
Kids love a good scavenger hunt, and there’s a FREE one in town that your whole family will enjoy throughout the year! Find out how to do the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt downtown.