Huntsville/Madison County, AL, is a perfect destination for group travel, with endless activity options, boundless natural beauty, and deep history. Find something for everyone in your group to enjoy and plenty of attractions where guests can participate in guided tours and interactive group experiences or wander on their own and explore at their individual pace.
Below are just a few of the must-sees that we recommend for a group visit to Huntsville:
You simply cannot visit Huntsville, a.k.a the “Rocket City,” without stopping at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Take a guided tour through the center to learn about the birth and history of the U.S. space program right here in Alabama, and marvel at artifacts showcasing innovations in science and engineering that have taken Americans to the moon and beyond. If you’re feeling truly brave, hop into the G-Force Accelerator to experience the heart-pounding 3G force of a rocket launch, which is three times the force of gravity! The 248-seat Intuitive Planetarium also offers 8K high-definition entertainment so your group can relax and explore the far reaches of the universe in comfort and style.
After contemplating the future, revisit the past with a walk through history at Burritt On The Mountain, a historic 167-acre 19th-century estate on Round Top Mountain overlooking the entire city. An expert guide will take your group through the historic buildings and grounds to learn more about the architecture, lifestyle, and husbandry used in the 1800s. Call ahead to plan an interactive scavenger hunt experience or set up an educational workshop, where your group can learn to make traditional folk arts and crafts. Burritt on The Mountain also boasts several wooded nature trails featuring beautiful limestone rock formations and expansive views.
It’s easy to find visual inspiration and beauty throughout Huntsville/Madison County. Art lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the Huntsville Museum of Art, which boasts more than 3,000 works in its permanent collection. Or give your group a behind-the-scenes look at Huntsville’s local creative community with a visit to Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Once an enormous textile mill, this space has been reimagined to house the working studios for more than 200 local artists. It’s also a perfect place to find a hand-made souvenir.
If all that exploring makes you hungry, Huntsville/Madison County’s dining scene offers culinary flavors from around the world and plenty of group-friendly options. You’ll find all of your Southern favorites (think hot chicken, mac-and-cheese, collard greens, and pecan pie), plus finger-licking barbecue options too. Adventurous diners can take their taste buds on a journey with Vietnamese, Indian, Mexican, Cajun, Japanese, and German cuisine options too. Don’t forget to finish off your meal and wind-down with a pour from one of our eleven craft breweries on the downtown Huntsville Downtown Craft Beer Trail.
Does this small taste of Huntsville whet your appetite? Then get in touch with the friendly travel experts at Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau who are ready to help customize a group travel itinerary for your visit.