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January 17, 2023

Our Top 9 Things to Do in Huntsville

Ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as a top 10 place to live in America, Huntsville is perfect for you and your family. Due to its growing number of jobs in the defense and aerospace industries, this incredible city in Alabama boasts many great homes nearby, excellent school systems and a lot of awesome things to do! Here are just a few great activities you can partake in.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

We first start with the very reason why Huntsville is called Rocket City. It would be foolish not to visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) at least once while living in Huntsville. This awe-inspiring is a Smithsonian Affiliate and boasts one of the biggest assortments of rockets and space memorabilia worldwide. If that's not enough, you can taste what it's like to live like an astronaut at the world-famous Space Camp! 

Music Scene

Are you looking to hear the sweet sounds of orchestra music? Then purchase your tickets to enjoy the Hunstville Symphony Orchestra (HSO). Whether it's classical style or today's music, the HSO has something everyone can enjoy. If that's not your speed, then make sure to visit the Orion Amphitheater to see a wide range of concerts from Country to Adult Contemporary. This should sound like music to your ears!

People Playing Violin in an Orchestra

Huntsville Museum of Art

You may have a very keen eye for art. If that's the case, you must check out the Huntsville Museum of Art. This 75,034-square-foot facility is home to 14 galleries of incredible pieces of art created to help enhance lives and inspire imagination. It's also available to accommodate weddings, receptions and more.

Escape Rooms

You and your friends are locked in a room together, and you have 60 minutes to get out. To accomplish this mission, you'll need to solve clues and put puzzles together. Not to mention you can choose from 1 of 6 rooms to solve. Can you do it?

Golfing Scene 

Are you looking to put your golfing skills to the test? The RTJ GOLF TRAIL AT HAMPTON COVE is a 54-hole facility providing an excellent combination of well-maintained terrains, picturesque views, and challenging holes for every skill level. If traditional golf courses aren't your thing, then take your shot at Top Golf Huntsville! Aim for the colossal outfield targets and get a high score using Top Golf's high-tech balls that score themselves. Don't have clubs? No problem, you can use their complementary clubs.

Three People Celebrating on a Golf Course in Huntsville, AL

Civil Axe Throwing

Let us "axe" you a question. Do you want to have some fun? If so, then you need to try Axe Throwing! This fantastic sport is growing in popularity across the nation, and now's your chance to give it a shot. Throw axes at a target and try to hit the bull's eye. Bring your friends and have a ball.

Gaming Scene

At Stars and Strikes, this entertainment hub provides more than 24 world-class bowling lanes. Stars and Strikes also offers a massive arcade and prize store, bumper cars, escape rooms and a two-story laser tag arena! Are you hungry? Then stay for the exceptional culinary experience at the 7/10 Grille bar and restaurant. Speaking of Arcades, your time in Huntsville will only be complete by visiting the Rocket City Arcade. Play from a wide variety of classic '70s, '80s and '90s arcade games that will scratch that nostalgic itch!

Old Town Beer Exchange 

At the end of a long, hard day, there's nothing better than sipping on an ice-cold glass of beer or wine to help you unwind. The Old Town Beer Exchange is the perfect place to try out various beers and wines suitable for every tastebud.

Group of People Cheersing Glasses of Beer

Nature Scene

Spanish for "Mountain of Health," Monte Sano State Park provides visitors with an incredible camping experience they'll never forget. Enjoy the scenic hike and bike trails, a nice round of disc golf, the fantastic planetarium and much more. Continue your quest to explore nature's beauty at places like the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Green Mountain Nature Trail and the Hays Nature Preserve.

Life in the Hunstville, AL area, is pretty good, thanks to the incredible variety of things to do. If this sounds like an area you'd like to live in, then contact us! Hyde Homes is Alabama's premier Home Builder that can help you create a new home from the ground up or one that's "move-in ready."

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