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Historic home in Huntsville's Twickenham district.

Huntsville is so much more than Space Camp

After a morning at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, we were excited to hop on our bikes and explore town!

Dining Recommendation: Juicy Seafood

Our family loves exploring new cities by the slower pace of a bike, so when we found clams a short ride away from our RV park, it was on. The kids were instantly sold by the sea themed decor on the outside that continued into the dining area. Service was great, and our boil was juicy and delicious as promised. We definitely recommend hitting up this delicious place when you are in town.

Huntsville’s Historic Buildings

Little did we know that Huntsville is home to a sprawling historic district! We ended out time in this beautiful city with a sunset drive through the Twickenham district on the east side of downtown to ogle beautiful homes with names and plaques out front!

The oldest one we found was the Huntsville Inn (last gallery pic), a gorgeous 3 story brick building built before 1817 which once hosted President Monroe and served as the site of the first legislature of Alabama!

huntsville inn
Huntsville Inn.

Missed Connections

As much planning as I put into our adventures, we always seem to miss things! Sometimes open hours don’t work out and sometimes we learn how much more there is to do and see once we get there. So here’s our bucket list for our next visit to Huntsville in no specific order (except #1 is definitely first):

  1. Family Space Camp ($$$$): held on weekends during the summer, the whole family can get in on the experiences in the space camp section of NASA here!
  2. Historic Redstone Rocket Test Site: turns out, you need to have a reason or personal connection to gain access to a military base:) Next time we’re in town I’ve gotta get clearance to go see where they tested the rockets!
  3. Big Spring Park (free) – historic canal turned park, this area looks like a nice place to stretch legs and drink some coffee:)
  4. Early Works Children’s Museum ($$) – includes entry to Huntsville Train Depot Museum and Alabama Constitution Park. Seems like a really great informational and activity bang for the buck with kids!

What amazing people and place did we miss in Huntsville? You wouldn’t need to twist our arms too much to come back!


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