Home of cool Twickenham Historic District, Huntsville Botanical Garden, US Space and Rocket Centre and fun of activities to do on Memorial Day in Huntsville. We've compiled some of the best things to do in Huntsville on this Memorial Day holiday.
Take in the sights and explore some of Alabama’s most beautiful architecture in the State’s largest antebellum district. Be sure to take in the Weeden House Museum. Built in 1819, it’s the oldest Alabama house open to the public and features guided walking tours on Memorial Day.
This beautiful garden features yearly botanical displays, seasonal festivals, and educational programs for adults and children. Take in the natural wonders on display in the numerous gardens and trails. The nature center is home to Nation’s largest open aired butterfly house, as well as numerous waterfalls and ponds and supports both vegetation and wildlife. The popular Garden Railway, vegetable and four seasons gardens, and bird trail are sure to make for a delightful and varied experience during Memorial Day visit.
Discover the birthplace of America’s Space Program. Since the Space and Rocket Centre opened in 1970, over 16 million people have visited the most comprehensive US manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Enthusiasts will enjoy knowing that the modules for the International Space Station were designed and built in Huntsville. Even if aren’t there for the history, there are many exciting simulators including the Space Shot and G-Force simulators, that may make it a great experience on Memorial Day visit.
This outdoor amusement park offers attractions for the whole family on Memorial Day weekend visit. Mini golf, bumper cars, rides, arcade, batting cages, go carts, waterpark, and rock climbing are all offered. A full scale golf course is also featured.
Located in downtown Huntsville, the Museum of Art is also surrounded by the Big Spring Internal Park. Featuring seven galleries which display a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, the museum also offers art classes for children and adults, as well as fantastic shopping and unique dining. Special programs and presentations as well as traveling exhibits make the Museum an exciting place to visit on Memorial Day.
A federally licensed nature preserve featuring exotic and endangered animals, the park is sure to be a unique experience. Take a tour from the comfort of your own vehicle on Memorial Day. You might be lucky enough to spot one of the zebras, buffalo, camels, rams, or alligators who make the park home. Beautiful waterfalls and antique buildings are also featured.
The Constriction Village commemorates the 1819 Constitutional Convection was held, in which Alabama became the 22nd state admitted to the Union. The quant village boasts eight reconstructed buildings from the 1800’s. Visit the print shop, library, and post office, among other buildings to get an idea of what early Alabama life was like.