Last Updated:

10/25/22

Huntsville, AL

The Saturn V Replica at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

The Hulk, Breakfast with Comic Theme from Superhero Chefs Located in Huntsville Alabama

Superhero Chefs

930 Old Monrovia Rd NW Suite 3, Huntsville, AL 35806

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pancake Waffle Tacos: Three Pancake Waffle Tacos with Eggs, Candied Bacon, & House-Made Sausage $13.00


Banana Pudding Granola Encrusted French Toast $12.99


The Hulk: Green Waffle Sandwich with House-Made Sausage, Candied Bacon, Egg, & American Cheese with Syrup Drizzle $15.99


Sub Zero: Blueberry Pancakes with Lemon Mascarpone Sauce Between Each Layer $13.99



Hours:

Sunday to Friday  8 am - 3 pm

Saturday Closed

Order Online: Yes

A Comic Book Theme Restaurant

Little Donut from Bigfoot's Little Donuts, Best Donut Shop in Huntsville Alabama

Bigfoot's Little Donuts

7914 Memorial Pkwy SW Suite A5, Huntsville, AL 35802

Some of the Donut Flavors

Blueberry Lemonade


Peaches and Cream


Maple Flapjack


Spiced Apple Glaze


Peanut Butter Chocolate


Cinnamon Roll


Pumpkin Pie


Finn Special

Hours:

Monday to Weds  6:30 am - 1 pm

Thursday to Saturday 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday Closed

Order Online: Yes

These are Mini-Version Donuts

Activities

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

One of the Largest Collection of Rockets and Space Memorabilia in the World


List of Some Activities with Estimated Prices


  • DIVR+: Wear Waterproof VR Headgear While Snorkeling in a Heated Pool in Three Different Scenarios - Starts at $35


  • Apollo Virtual Reality Experience: $12


  • Multi-Axis Trainer: Simulates Spacecraft Tumble - $12


  • Saturn V Hall: One of Only Three in the World - General Admission


  • ISS: Science on Orbit: Walkthrough Model/Reproduction of Two ISS Modules - General Admission


  • Aviation Challenge Tour: Learn First Hand About Military Aviation from the Experts - Friday & Saturday 2 pm - General Admission


General Admission Includes Access to Saturn V Hall, Moon Crater, Military Park, Rocket Park, Shuttle Park, Spark!Lab, ISS: Science of Orbit and Tours


Adult (13+): $30

Children (5-12): $20

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Located in Huntsville Alabama

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

Hours:

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Event: Spooky Space Spectacular - Oct 29, 5 pm to 8:30 pm - $10 - 9th Annual Halloween Party

Huntsville Botanical Garden

118 Acres of Nature Trails to Walk While Checking Out the Flora Collections.  They Have Special Events Throughout the Year


Garden Admission 


Adult: $17

Senior (55+): $15

Military & Student: $15

Children (3-15): $12

Museum for All Program: $3

Huntsville Botanical Garden, Best Garden in Huntsville Alabama

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

Garden Hours:

Monday & Tuesday 9 am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 7:30 pm

Thursday 9 am - 6:30 pm

Friday & Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Sunday 11 am - 6:30 pm

Huntsville Depot Museum

Areas of Discovery


  • View Graffiti from Captured Civil War Soldiers


  • Little Toots Play Area


  • Become a Train Conductor: Climb Aboard a Train and Blow the Whistle


  • Autohouse: Vintages Cars and Ability to Climb in a Seat of an Oldschool Firetruck


  • Take a Guided Tour of the Historic Depot


  • Model Train Exhibit of Huntsville During the Civil War Era


Admission:


Pricing is Not Available at the Moment Due to the Temporary Closure

Once Open Again, Will Have Info Here


Check Out Historic Train Station in Huntsville Alabama

320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Currently Closed Due to Staff Shortage

Hours:

Currently Closed

Huntsville Museum of Art

Sample of Art Exhibits


  • A World Within: Art by Women from the Permanent Collection


  • Betty Grisham: A Celebration


  • Another Point of View: Art by American Women


  • The Ponchin Legacy: Two Generations of Masterful Art



General Admission 


Adult: $12

Seniors (60+): $10

Children (6-11): $5

The "Beauty, Passion, and Bliss" Exhibit from Huntsville Museum of Art Located in Huntsville Alabama

300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Upcoming Exhibit: Donato Giancola: Adventures in Imagination - Art Focus on Science Fiction & Fantasy - Oct 30th to Jan 22nd 2023

Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday & Weds 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 10 am - 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Food

The West End Grill, One of Best Food Spots in Huntsville Alabama

West End Grill

6610 Old Madison Pike #109, Huntsville, AL 35806

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Fried Cheese Curds: Fresh Cheese Curds Hand-Battered and Served with Marinara - $9.50


The Wegulator: Grilled Burger Topped with Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Mayo, Lettuce, and Tomato - $10.50


Fried Chicken Sandwich: Hand-Breaded Chicken Breast Fried Up on Toasted Bun with Mayo, Lettuce, and Tomato - $9.99


Mr. Charle's Famous Meatloaf: Mix of Ground Pork & Beef Wrapped in Bacon and Baked. Each Slice Grilled and Top with Brown Gravy - $12.99


Catfish Fillets: Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Dill Pickles & Yellow Mustard Served on Cuban Roll - $14.00


New Orleans Bread Pudding: Made from Scratch, Topped with Pecans, Bourbon, Brown Sugar Glaze, and Powdered Sugar $5.99

Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday & Weds 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 10 am - 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Order Online: No

Supreme Pizza from Big Ed's Pizza, Best Pizza in Huntsville Alabama

Big Ed's Pizza

255 Pratt Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pepperoni Pint: Pint Glass Full of Delicious Fried Pepperoni - $4.00


Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza: Bacon, Ground Beef, Onions, Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheese - 10" $9.75 / 12" $13.50 / 16" $20.00


Meat-Licous Pizza: Pepperoni, Ground Beef, Ham, Pork Sausage, and Italian Sausage - 10" $11.25 / 12" $15.00 / 16" $22.00


The Bill Billions Pizza: Pepperoni, Pork Sausage, and Onions - 10" $9.75 / 12" $13.25 / 16" $19.25


Italian Pie: Olive Oil Base, Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Mozzarella Cheese, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Italian Seasoning - 10" $11.25 / 12" $15.00 / 16" $22.00


BBQ Chicken Pizza: BBQ Sauce Base, Chicken, Mozzarella, and Red Onions - 10" $10.00 / 12" $14.00 / 16" $21.00

Hours:

Monday & Tues 5 pm - 10 pm

Weds & Thursday 11 am - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

The Brownie Dough Ice Cream from Handel's Ice Cream from Huntsville Alabama

Handel's Ice Cream

7086 Hwy 72 W, Huntsville, AL 35806

Flavor Samples From Menu (Seasonal)

Banana Cream Pie: Banana Ice Cream with Marshmellow Ripple and Sugar Cookie Gems


Blueberry Cheesecake Chunk: Cheesecake Ice Cream with Blueberry Ripple & Cheesecake Chunks


Cherry Magnolia: Black Cherry Ice Cream with Whole Black Cherries, Brownie Pieces, & Chocolate Chips


Cinnamon Sticky Bun: Cinnamon Ice Cream with Pecan Mixture


Deep Dish Apple Pie: Apple Ice Cream with Apple Sauce Ripple & Cinnamon Crunch Pieces


Elvis: Banana Ice Cream with Reese's Peanut Butter Ripple


Peach: Peach Ice Cream using Fresh Peaches in Season


Tiger Stripes: Orange Vanilla and Deep Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Mixed Together

Hours:

Daily 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Try the Four Scoop Sampler

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at the Space & Rocket Center

  • Located Very Close to US Space & Rocket Center


  • Free Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Oatmeal, & Biscuits/Gravy


  • 5:30 Kickback: Free Hot Food and Cold Beverages for Example Hot Dogs, BBQ Sliders, Alfredo Penne Pasta, Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, & Much More


  • Free Popcorn & Soda in the Lobby

The Room View From Drury Inn Huntsville Near the Space & Rocket Center in Alabama

93 Wynn Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35805

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One King Bed Deluxe in October 2022 - $178.32

The Westin Huntsville

  • Located Near US Space & Rocket Center & Huntsville Botanical Garden


  • Hotel Food Option: Sage Grille; Healthy Mediterranean Dishes


  • Indoor and Outdoor Pool Available


  • Check-In: 3 pm and Check-Out: Noon

The Room View From Westin Huntsville Located in Alabama

6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Traditional One King Bed in October 2022 - $250.00

21 and up fun

The "Best Friend", Peach Blueberry Gose from Yellowhammer Brewing Located in Huntsville Alabama

Yellowhammer Brewing

2600 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Rebellion: Lager Red | 5.4% ABV


Miracle Worker Tripel (May Release): Belgian Tripel | 9.0% ABV


T-Minus: Kolsch Tangerine | 5.0% ABV 


Cheatin' Heart IPA: IPA American | 6.2% ABV


Spirit Guide (July Release): Sour Cherry & Blackberry | 5.0% ABV


Tobacco Road: Imperial Amber | 9.4% ABV


Higher Ground (Nov Release): Mango Pineapple Sour | 7.3% ABV

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour Every Saturday at 1 pm - Free - Must be 21 - Two 4oz Sample Pours

Oh Black Betty, Blackberry and Lemon Gose from Straight to Ale Brewing Located in Huntsville Alabama

Straight to Ale

2610 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Monkeynaut: IPA American | 7.25% ABV | IBU 75


Brother Joseph: Belgium Dubbel | 8.0% ABV | IBU 24


Stout at the Devil: Stout Oatmeal | 7.8% ABV | IBU 21.7


Unobtainium: Old Ale | 10.1% ABV | IBU 22


Regal Beagle: Brown Ale | 5.4% ABV | IBU 18


Pathfinder: IPA West Coast | 6.5% ABV | IBU 27

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 11 am - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

Food Available

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn