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Exploring North Alabama

There are many attractions with an hour or two from Huntsville. These day trips in North Alabama or Southern Tennessee make fun excursions for you or your visitors when they come to stay for a few days.
  1. Decatur (4)
  2. The Shoals (14)

Birding in Alabama
Bird Watching or birding in Alabama is one of the best places to enjoy this new hobby. It's called avitourism and it's one of the fastest growing forms of outdoor recreation.

"A Country Christmas" in Nashville
Need a little Christmas right this very minute? Then head north to Nashville for "A Country Christmas," now in full swing at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. With more than a baker’s dozen activities and shows, this glittering package provides holiday entertainment for the whole family.

Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center
Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center is located in the historic rock Armory in Guntersville, Alabama with a unique vantage point as the southernmost point of the Tennessee River. The Guntersville Museum provides the history and cultur of the region, including Native American artifacts and interesting local personalities.

"Host of Christmas Past" Comes Alive - Fayetteville
The second weekend in November, the small town of Fayetteville comes alive with its traditional "Host of Christmas Past."

Jack Daniel Legacy - World Famous Whiskey
Lynchburg is famous for whiskey...Jack Daniel Whiskey. But who was this little man? And how did he come to make the finest whiskey in the country? In the rolling hills of Moore County, Tennessee, you will find The Jack Daniel's Distillery. It has been in existence for over 125 years.

Unclaimed Baggage Center in Boaz
One of my favorite places to go shopping for treasure is the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro. In fact, when I have out-of-town guests, I almost always end up taking them to Scottsboro and let them loose to explore to their hearts' content. Recently, I set out in a different direction to see for myself the second store that Unclaimed Baggage has opened in Boaz, Alabama in October, 2004.

Driving Times & Distances From Huntsville AL
Huntsville is a pretty amazing town, I admit. But sometimes you might want to go outside the city limits to explore or have a special vacation. Below I've provided you with the driving distance and the driving times to some places only 25 miles away (Decatur) up to some vacation spots 12 hours away (Orlando).

Desoto State Park in Alabama
Desoto State Park is located eight miles northeast of Fort Payne in Northeast Alabama.

Boaz Alabama Outlet Malls
Shopper's Paradise with 5 Outlet Malls within 50 miles of Huntsville.

Hundred Oaks Castle in Winchester Tennessee
Explore the wonders of this renovated castle within an hour's drive of Huntsville and find out about its ties to our city's namesake.

Day Trip: Cheaha State Park Alabama
Photographs of the state park in eastern Alabama with a view from the highest point in the state.

Shrine of the Most Blesed Sacrament
Take a pictorial tour with us of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama and learn the story behind this magnificent shrine of gold, marble, and cedar.

Cathedral Caverns in Grant, Alabama
Cathedral Caverns has reopened as a State Park. Join us on a tour and learn what six world record's this cave near Grant, Alabama holds.

Tuscumbia: Birthplace of Helen Keller
One of the most courageous women in American History was Helen Keller. Photos of "The Miracle Worker" which is performed on the grounds of Ivy Green, Helen's birthplace, every weekend in June and July.

Unclaimed Baggage Center
Just 45 minutes from Huntsville is one of the top shopping places in America: The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro. There you can buy back you lost luggage and other treasures.

Ave Maria Grotto by Brother Joseph Zoetti in Cullman
Less than an hour from Huntsville in Cullman, Alabama, is a fascinating miniature architectural display known as the Ave Maria Grotto.

Fayetteville TN: A Small Town with Charm
Just 30 miles north of Huntsville, Fayetteville TN is a charming small town that presents itself as The Host of Christmas Past.

Touring Southern Living Magazine
One of the advantages to living in Huntsville is that a two hour drive to Birmingham can take you to the home-base of Southern Living, a publishing giant.

Athens State University in Alabama host annual Fiddlers' Convention
Located in Athens, Alabama, Athens State University is the oldest schoolhouse in Alabama. It was founded in 1822.

High Falls Park in DeKalb County is Surprise of Nature
This picturesque spot in DeKalb County has been described as "a surprise of nature" and "Alabama's best kept secret."

Buck's Pocket State Park near Lake Guntersville
Buck's Pocket State Park, located at 393 County Road 174 in Grove Oak near Lake Guntersville, is only one of 24 state parks in Alabama.

Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House
It doesn't take Huntsville residents long to find out about the exceptional dining experience just 45 minutes north of town in Lynchburg, Tennessee at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House.

Alabama Festivals

There are a variety of annual festivals and special events held in north Alabama each year.  Here's a list of where they are and when they are.

Alabama Festivals

There are a variety of annual festivals and special events held in north Alabama each year.  Here's a list of where they are and when they are.

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