Past and present intertwine at this northern city. Significant Civil War history plays against Huntsville’s important role in the space age. In the early 1950s, the Redstone Rocket was developed here. It launched America’s space program. Space, technology, and defense industries remain key economic sectors. And lots of natural areas make the city especially lovely.
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The U.S. Space and Rocket Center has one of the most comprehensive space collections in the world. See big rockets such as the Saturn V.
This charming little park atop Green Mountain has a 1½-mile walking trail. Don’t leave without finding the rustic chapel and quaint covered bridge.
Make the short drive to Tuscumbia and Ivy Green, the white clapboard house that’s now a shrine to one of America’s most remarkable women.
This park is smaller and more intimate than most drive-through safari experiences, but there’s a wide variety of free-ranging animals.
What to bring on board to minimize hassles when you fly.
Visit these delightful gardens during the winter holidays for the Galaxy of Lights, featuring a soaring Santa and twinkling icicle forest.
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