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It's hard to beat Huntsville for sheer beauty, whether its spring, summer, fall or winter--there's always something growing. Nature is at its best in Huntsville and North Alabama.
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Huntsville's Tax Day Tea Party
On April 15, 2010, all across the United States, members of the Tea Party movement gathered to demonstrate against big government and the health care plan. Here are photos from the Tax Day Tea Party in downtown Huntsville.

Photos of Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama is a unique and interesting city, weaving together the deep roots of our Southern heritage and the modern realities of our Space age endeavors. Several amateur photographers have captured the beauty, spirit and heart of our city in pictures. Here are their view in their pictures and their words of what Huntsville means to them.

2009 Take Your Dog To Work
Usually, dogs have to stay home and patiently wait for their owners to come home from a long day of work. Not so on June 26, 2009--it was time to hop in the car and ride along. The 2009 "Take Your Dog to Work Day" had 76 humans and 23 dogs that participated.

Huntsville Jail
The Huntsville Jail is finally finished. It's only $50 million overbudget and three years behind schedule.

2009 Hidden Gardens Tour
Photos of the 2009 Hidden Gardens of Old Town Tour with a peek at some surprising gardens in one Huntsville, Alabama's historic neighborhoods. This tour is not held every year so take advantage of the opportunity to visit some spectacular homes.

2009 Daddy & Me Photos
Here are the photos of babies with their father for Huntsville's 2009 Daddy & Me Photo contest for Father's Day.

2009 Panoply Photos
Panoply is Huntsville's family and arts festival held in Big Spring Park during the last weekend in April and sponsored by The Arts Council.

2009 Cutest Baby Contest
There's nothing cuter than a sweet, innocent little baby. Take a look at the finalists in the 2009 Cutest Baby in Huntsville Contest. Be sure and vote for your favorite in the polls.

Santa Claus
Christmas is a big deal in one Huntsville woman's home. It started in 1955 when she bought one simple Santa Claus decoration. Now, over 50 years later, she has over 3300 Santa Claus figures.

Spirit of Christmas Past
Each year The Weeden House Museum in Historic Twickenham hosts a tour of private homes in the area and open them to the public, along with lively Christmas music, luminaries, and refreshments, as the streets are closed off to traffic.

Santa's Village
The houses from the 1900's Constitution Village are transformed each Christmas season into a unique elf populated village under the direction of Santa & Mrs. Claus in Huntsville, Alabama.

Toast of Huntsville
Junior Achievement's “Toast of Huntsville” event took place on November 6, 2008 at Early Works Museum. The fundraiser included live music, silent auction items, beer, wine, martini tastings and gourmet hors d'oeuv

2008 Taste of Huntsville
Over 54 Huntsville restaurants participated in the 2008 Taste of Huntsville event, displaying their best dishes for the crowd. The theme was "Tailgating with the Taste of Huntsville" and was held at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Haunted Graystone Manor
Scary movies and haunted houses are just not my "cup of tea." So when I decided to visit Haunted Graystone Manor recently, I went during the day time and asked the owner to turn on the lights and tell me when something scary was going to happen BEFORE it happened. I didn't go through all 40 rooms because some didn't have lights that could be turned on. This haunted house is not for the…

2008 Scarecrow Trail
The annual Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden includes over 100 creative, unusual and downright ingenius scarecrows. Here's a guide to some creative ideas for your own special scarecrow this Halloween season.

2008 Kitchens For CASA
Kitchens for CASA is a self guided tour of many designer kitchens in several of Madison CountyÂ’s most exceptional homes.

2009 Calendar Photos
The Greater Huntsville Humane Society sponsors an annual "Hot Dogs & Cool Cats" photo contest for their calendar. Proceeds from the contest are used to further the work of GHHS for homeless and abandoned animals.

Hiking in Huntsville
There are many great opportunities for hiking in the Huntsville area. The area includes Huntsville itself, the surrounding counties, and other areas within 70 miles or so.

Luau Photos
Point Mallard in Decatur, Alabama sponsored an entertaining luau at the waterpark. It featured the Aloha Islanders, a Polynesian dance group that included four hula dancers and three fire knife dancers.

"Take Your Dog to Work" Photos
June 20th was designated as a National "Take Your Dog to Work" Day. Some pet owners made special plans for their dogs that day--either before, during or after work.

Trinity UMC Gives Back to the Community
Over 300 people recently participated in a "Mission Sunday" at Trinity Unitedd Methodist Church on Airport Road in Huntsville. The churchwide effort to personally experience and serve in missions benefited over 10 organizations in the Tennessee Valley.

2008 Panoply Photos
Panoply is a 3-day weekend event in Huntsville designed with kids and families in mind. The festival features many art displays and art projects for the young ones, a fiddling contest, internation cultural displays, music, dancing, food and live entertainment.

2008 Historic Homes Tour
The first weekend of May each year, in Huntsville, Alabama, the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association presents a historic homes tour featuring private homes in three of Huntsville's historic districts--Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points. On Sunday, the Association presents "Voices of the Past" Cemetery Stroll in Maple Hill Cemetery as residents dress and portray characters from some Huntsville's m…

Chinese Spectacular
Chinese Spectacular is an enchanting live performance showcasing traditional Chinese culture through stunning state-of-the-art backdrop projections of dynamic scenery, gorgeous ancient Chinese costumes, original choreography and music. Nothing like this has been seen since the days of the great emperors.

Bunny Bonanza Photos
The Huntsville Botanical Garden goes all out for Easter with the Easter Bunny stopping by and hiding 7000 eggs in the lawn for hundreds of kids to scramble to find.

D1 Sports Training Center
D1 Sports Training and Therapy is a 22,500-square foot facility off Bailey Cove Road in SE Huntsville. The Center is co-owned by Philip Rivers, Condredge Holloway, Will Bartholomew, Peyton Manning and Shane Battier.

Dinosaur Uproar
The Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville is going way back...all the way back to prehistoric times when they bring the Dinosaur UpRoar, presented by TOC and Redstone Federal Credit Union, to the Garden from March 15th through July 15th 2008.

2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Once a year, and always on March 17th, Huntsville turns out to celebration their Irish heritage in downtown with a parade of everything green.

Junior League of Huntsville 2008 Spring Market
Junior League of Huntsville 2008 Spring Market featured over 50 merchants from across the country along with special events related to cooking, gardening, home décor, fashion, and crafts with a spring time focus.

Longhorn World Championship Rodeo
O. V. "Mooney" and Loretta Lynn founded the company that eventually became today's Longhorn World Championship Rodeo. Today the company is owned by Bruce Lehrke's daughter, Heather.

Huntsville HAVOC
When a team can combine great sports entertainment and a way to contribute to a worthy cause, everyone is a winner. That's what the Huntsville Havoc were able to do during the second annual Melissa George Night at the VBC Arena in 2008.

Davidson Center for Space Exploration
The Davidson Center for Space Exploration opened in January 31, 2008 at the US Space & Rocket Center here in Huntsville. The purpose of the Davidson Center is to house one of the world's three remaining Saturn V rockets (one is at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the other one is at Johnson Space Center in Houston), provide a museum visitors entrance, tram system, 350-seat theater/auditorium …

Steel Thunder Monster Truck Show
The American Monster Truck Association combines the toughest drivers with "rankest" monster machines to create non-stop, action packed, edge of your seat action. What started out as mud drag racing, now years later consists in backflipping, tail grabbing, car crushing, breath stealing action.

National Cheer Stars
National Cheer Stars is an organization for boys & girls of varous ages to compete in cheerleading activies including gymnastics, dance routines and cheering.

Monster Truck Show
When the monster trucks came to Huntsville, they found a waiting crowd of men & boys, big boys and little boys. When it comes to trucks, nothing makes a male heart beat faster than watching these big, mean machines.

Rudolph Run
Each year in December, the Huntsville Track Club organizes over 700 runners who participate in the "Rudolph Run" to benefit Blount Hospitality House at 610 Madison Street in Huntsville.

Frosty's Winter Wonderland
The kids don't get much practice building snowmen here in northern Alabama...but the Huntsville Skating Club in Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex on Leeman Ferry Road has an annual event called "Frosty's Winter Wonderland," where kids can play in the snow and have a snowman building contest.

Christmas Lights
Looking for neighborhood Christmas lights to show to the kids? You might wantt to drive down Lily Flagg Circle, NOT Lily Flagg Drive.

2007 Holiday Ice Show
The Skating Club of Huntsville has two annual skating shows--one in the spring and one at Christmas. The 2007 Holiday Show was entitled "Rocky Mountain Christmas" and featured over 50 local skaters.

Christmas Parade
The first Saturday in December, Huntsville celebrates the beginning of Christmas with a huge downtown parade that features the arrival of Santa Claus. The parade is sponsored by Channel 7 WAAY-TV and is televised.

Veterans Day Parade
In Huntsville, Veterans Day is celebrated with a parade in downtown Huntsville. Veterans from all the armed forces and all the different wars are honored.

Corporal Cledus K. Bar
Cledus K. Bar, mascot for the Marine Corps Detachment at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, was promoted on Sept. 5, 2007 to corporal. The ceremony took place at the unit formation in which commanding officer Maj. Tim Collins promoted a gunnery sergeant, several privates first class and Cledus. Corporal Cledus has served as the Marine Corp mascot since April 2004.

2007 Scarecrow Trail
The annual Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden includes over 100 creative, unusual and downright ingenius scarecrows. The 2007 Scarecrow Trail was kicked off with a Scarecrow Parade and assorted games and activities for the young ones.

2007 Kitchens For CASA Tour
The 2007 Kitchens For CASA tour on August 26 includes six homes on Ripple Lane, Providence Point and Castel Pines Circle in Hampton Cove, Ledge View Drive and Randolph Avenue in Huntsville. On Saturday, August 25 enjoy "Easy Entertaining for the Holidays" from In My Kitchen in the Interior Marketplace.

Space & Missile Defense Conference
The 2007 Space & Missile Defense Conference celebrated 50 years of Space and Missile Defense. Highlights of the conference included speeches by General Kevin T. Campbell, SMDC/ARSTRAT, Ambassador Robert Joseph, former Astronaut Lt. General Thomas Stafford and many other scientists and military personnel.

Merrimack Hall Tour
Alan and Debra Jenkins have remodeled the historic Merrimack Hall. It's a 25,000 square foot building that will become a Performing Arts Center and will provide educational programs and performance opportunities to local groups and national tours.

2008 Calendar Photos
The Greater Huntsville Humane Society sponsors an annual "Hot Dogs & Cool Cats" photo contest for their calendar. Proceeds from the contest are used to further the work of GHHS for homeless and abandoned animals.

2007 GHHS Pet Calendar Contest Results
The Greater Huntsville Humane Society sponsors an annual "Hot Dogs & Cool Cats" photo contest for their calendar. Proceeds from the contest will be used to further the work of GHHS for homeless and abandoned animals.

Saturn V
In July 2007, the Saturn V, a National Historic Landmark, was moved from its resting place at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, where it had been since June 1969. The USSRC is building the Davidson Saturn V Center to house the rocket and protect it from harsh weather elements.

Barack Obama in Bama
Senator Barack Obama visited Huntsville on July 9, 2007 for a $1000/plate fundraiser luncheon at The Heritage Club. After the luncheon, Obama headed to Birmingham for another fundraiser.

"I Love America" Photos
Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville celebrates our country's birth each year with a spectacular gift to the community: an exurbant display of a mixture of patriotism, music, entertainment, and rememberance.

Walls of Jericho
The Walls of Jericho is made up of 21,453 acres straddling the Tennessee-Alabama border used for preservation as a wilderness and recreation area. The Ranger informed us that the hike down and back would take close to six hours.

Youth Fishing Rodeo
Every year in June, the City of Huntsville's Department of Recreation Services sponsors a The Wally Vess Youth Fishing Rodeo for children ages 6 to 12 years old. Prizes and awards are given for 3 male and 3 female age groups for largest fish and most fish.

Space Camp Hall of Fame
The U. S. Space & Rocket Center celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Space Camp by installing eight members into the newly created Space Hall Hall of Fame. The first inductee was father of the space program, Dr. Wernher von Braun, with Huntsville Astronaut Jan Davis, accepting the award on behalf of the von Braun family.

Outdoor Rooms With a View
The Huntsville Botanical Garden is sponsoring a terrific home garden tour this year with great landscaping ideas for any size garden. Whether you have a garden or not, I'm sure you'll fall in love with some of these very lovely and creative gardens.

Point Mallard Aquatic Center
Point Mallard Aquatic Center in Decatur, Alabama features the first wave pool in America. It opened August 9, 1970 with attendance at the waterpark of 500. The 2007 opening day attendance was 2,068.

Cook's Natural Science Museum
Cook's Natural Science Museum in Decatur, Alabama features extensive collections of beautiful and exotic insects, mounted birds and animals, rocks and minerals, sea shells and coral. Admission to the museum is free of charge.

My Hot Air Balloon Ride
Have you ever gone up in a hot air balloon? It's an exhilirating experience to float above the clouds and slowly watch the world drift by. Gone With the Wind Balloon Company gives Hot Air Balloon Rides in the North Alabama and Huntsville area in their balloon named "Jubilee."

Kids Kamp
Kids Kamp is a new Pediatric play garden at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Kids Kamp ushers children into a fantasy-like camp setting, complete with a bright, colorful mural and a charming rock garden.

Hot Air Balloon Classic
The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic at Point Mallard Park in Decatur is one of the largest free balloon festivals in the Southeast, featuring balloon races, glows, kite flying, car show, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, children's area and a food court. Every Memorial Day weekend is a fun time to go to Decatur and spend the day...

Nature Trail In Spring
One delightful and often overlooked place for picnics, meetings, relaxing and fun is the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain in south Huntsville. Enjoy a beautiful place to walk and exercise and enjoy some fresh mountain air.

2007 Cemetery Stroll
The second Sunday in May is the annual Cemetery Stroll in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville. The Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll is sponsored by the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association.

2007 Japanese Garden Festival
Tucked away in a hidden place in Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville is a beautiful Japanese Garden. The two-acre garden is surrounded by bamboo. Following the path leads to one of two little red bridges.

Lodge Manufacturing Company
Lodge Manufacturing in South Pittsburg, Tennessee is the only company in the United States that is dedicated to solely manufacturing and producing cast iron cookware. For over 100 years, Lodge Manufacturing has produced the most extensive line of quality cast iron on the market.

2007 Panoply
Panoply 20007 was three sun-filled days of fun, food, entertainment, contests and lots of fiddling. The annual arts festival drew in a record-breaking crowd of over 140,000 people.

2007 Historic Homes Tour
2007 Historic Homes Tour sponsored by the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association includes tours of six private homes, three residential gardens and First United Methodist Church. This is the only home tour that includes homes in three historic districts--Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points Historic Districts.

Wisteria - A Southern Beauty
Images of romantic, hazy, lazy days of the South just aren't complete without wisteria, the most gorgeous vine dripping from porches, trees and fences. Even Claude Monet loved the plant and made it the subject of one of his paintings.

Springtime in The Garden
The 2007 Spring Festival of Flowers at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is an array of colorful and beautiful spring flowers and trees, including thousands of tulips and the 100 year old dogwood tree.

Talladega Speedway
Talladega Speedway in Talladega, Alabama opened on September 14, 1969. It is NASCAR's most competitive and largest track in the United States. Talladega Speedway property covers approximately 3,000 acres, which includes the track site and surrounding parking areas.

HOPE Place
HOPE Place is a safe, confidential shelter for adult and child victims of domestic violence. HOPE Place is a program of Crisis Services of North Alabama.

2003 Dog Ball in Huntsville Alabama
"Hurray for Howlywood" took place Friday evening, February 28, 2003 and featured area dogs and their favorite humans.

Paws in the Park
"Paws in the Park" was a recent major fundraiser for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. Photos of the four-legged creatures who participated show the fun that was had by all that attended.

Baby Calf Born at Burritt on the Mountain's Barnyard
William Henry, a baby bull, was born to Pearl on Saturday morning, August 21, 2004 at Burritt on the Mountain--A Living Museum. He can be seen at the Museum until the middle of October, 2004.

SilverWolf Horse Sanctuary
The Silverwolf Horse and Pack Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rescues and houses abused and neglected horses. The sanctuary is a division of the Cherokee River Indian Community in Bankhead National Forest near Moulton, Alabama.

Baby Animals at Burritt on the Mountain
Baby farm animals were on display at the Burritt Museum's Spring Farm Days in April. These animals were examples of what you might find on the farm in North Alabama in the 1850-1900's.

Spa Review - Terrame Day Spa
Terrame Day Spa is the largest day spa in Huntsville with 40 employees and ten treatment rooms.

Day Spas in Huntsville - Avant Day Spa Review
Day Spas in Huntsville - Avant Day Spa Review

The Yurt Garden
The Yurt Garden is a spiritual retreat center in rural Gurley near Huntsville, Alabama where you can go to get away from the stresses of city living and enjoy a massage, facial, yoga, healing touch or intuitive coaching by a professional. The Yurt Garden is also available for rent as a retreat or getaway for a group.

Affordable Tennessee Fitness Spa Offers Nature With Exercise
The Tennessee Fitness Spa is an affordable retreat in a scenic setting. Read my review and see photos of rustic Tennessee Fitness Spa in Waynesboro, Tennessee.

Annabella Weddings & Receptions in Huntsville AL
Situated on four scenic areas, Annabella offers outdoor and indoor weddings. The garden area features a large gazebo, patio and twin ponds.

The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville
The Historic Lowry House in Huntsville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. In June 2006 it was restored and reopened for weddings, receptions and meetings.

Blue Willow Secret Garden
The Blue Willow Bistro in Scottsboro is home to the cutest tea room and a wonderful place for weddings, receptions and parties. Try their outdoor "secret garden" for an unusual setting for your next event.

Maranatha Conference Center
Maranatha Camp & Conference Center is a year-round, 144 acre camp and conference center located eight miles south of Scottsboro and only about 40 minutes from Huntsville. If you're looking for a great place for a quiet retreat or business workshop that's not too far from Huntsville, then this is probably the place for you. Although Maranatha...

The Blue Willow Bistro & Antiques
One of Scottsboro's hidden treasures is The Blue Willow Bistro & Antiques, where you can eat fabulous food and shop for art, vintage clothing and antique furniture in between courses.

A Closer Look at 801 Franklin
One of the best fine dining restaurants in Huntsville is 801 Franklin, specializing in an extensive wine selection and elegant dining in a casual atmosphere with Southern hospitality and charm.

Emma's Tea Room
Huntsville’s elegant tearoom on Pratt Ave. offers a charming atmosphere with a wide selection of teas and coffee, fine pastries, delicious food and unique gifts.

North Alabama Railroad Museum
The North Alabama Railroad Museum is located in the historic Chase community in Huntsville. In addition to museum tours, train rides are available on the Mercury & Chase Railroad between April and December.

Cotton Pickin' Pumpkins
October is a busy month at Tate Farms in Meridianville, Alabama. In 1996, the farm started their pumpkin tour business and have become known for their educational farm programs for younger students and their public tours for the whole family. It's not unusual for Tate Farms to see over 1,500 visitors in one day.

Burritt on the Mountain Photos
Burritt on the Mountain features the Burritt Mansion, restored 19th Century log structures in its living history site, a rural church, a multipurpose building with a classroom, large meeting room, Museum Store and administrative offices, eight miles of nature trails, five acres of picnic areas, and heirloom gardens which supply produce for...

Photos of U.S. Space & Rocket Center & Space Camp
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, formerly the Alabama Space & Rocket Center, opened in March of 1970. It was the brainchild of Dr. Wernher von Braun

Harrison Brothers Hardware Store Museum - Huntsville Attractions
Harrison Brothers Hardware Store is the oldest hardware store in Alabama. It is now a museum and a fully-functioning store and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City Barbecue
Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City Barbecue in Huntsville is held in May every year. The festival is for amateurs and professionals alike. Whether you enter the competition or just like to enjoy barbecue, you'll enjoy the smells and atmosphere at this event.

Santa's Village - Old Fashioned Christmas in Huntsville
The people at EarlyWorks Children's Museum and Constitution Village have created Santa's Village for young and old alike to enjoy during the holiday season. Take a trip back in time and enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas with a fantasy twist.

Huntsville Couple Create Nativity Scenes--Holiday Decorations
In 1996, Otto and Diane Freudenberger began a project for Christmas that has grown and grown over the years to become one of the most spectacular sights in Huntsville during the holiday season. Their life-size Nativity Set includes over 70 original figures to show the true meaning of Christmas.

Flat Stanley Explores Huntsville's Space & Rocket Center
One of the highlights of Flat Stanley's visit to Huntsville was his exploration of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Flat Stanley knew Huntsville was home to an awful lot of rocket scientists that helped put the first man on the moon.

Big Spring Jam in Huntsville AL
The 9th Annual Big Spring Jam last weekend had a record crowd. Top entertainers and teenagers accounted for a surge in numbers. The perfect weather help, too!

Green Mountain Nature Trail in Madison County, Alabama
You can take a hike, get married, or feed the ducks on the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. This is one of the best places in Huntsville to go when you want to get back to nature.

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
A lot of the people who made their mark in Huntsville's history came alive during the Cemetery Stroll in Maple Hill Cemetery sponsored by the Huntsville Pilgrimage Associations. Join the tour!

Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo
Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo is located 25 miles east of Huntsville in Woodville, Alabama and features animals, a picnic area, playground and gift shop.

Flat Stanley Visits Oktoberfest in Huntsville
The first place Flat Stanley wanted to go in Huntsville was to the 2004 Oktoberfest on Redstone Arsenal. Oktoberfest, in honor of all the Germans in Huntsville, is one of only two events on the Arsenal that civilians are invited to attend.

2004 Scarecrow Trail at Huntsville Botanical Garden
The Huntsville Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places to visit in Huntsville. No matter what time of year it is, there's always something going on at the Garden. In September and October, The Scarecrow Trail is lined with creative scarecrows.

DeSoto State Park
The northeast corner of the state is home to some beautiful scenery. Here's what we found recently on a trip to Desoto State Park near Fort Payne, Alabama.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, located in Tuscumbia, opened July 26, 1990. The 12,500 square foot exhibit hall is filled with information, memorabilia and recordings from musicians from Alabama.

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament--Hanceville AL
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.

Ave Maria Grotto--Cullman AL
The Ave Maria Grotto near Cullman, Alabama is the ingenious work of Benedictine Monk Brother Joseph Zoetti. The amazingly accurate architectural miniatures of shrines throughout the world are set in a beautiful Alabama hillside.

Ivy Green in Tuscumbia: Birthplace of Helen Keller
The last weekend in June is the big Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia. You can see "The Miracle Worker" performed on the grounds of Ivy Green, Helen's birthplace, every weekend in June and July.

Old MacDonald Petting Zoo
Just 25 miles east of Huntsville is a wonderful, park-like place to take the children to see the animals, have a picnic and play on the playground equipment.

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

Green Mountain Nature Trail--Huntsville
A little closer to home, take a hike, get married, or feed the ducks on the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. This is one of the best places in Huntsville to go when you want to get back to nature.

Hundred Oaks Castle--Winchester, TN
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.

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

Huntsville Museum of Art Pictures
Photo and articles about exhibits at the Huntsville Museum of Art and other art galleries in North Alabama.

"Becoming a Nation" Exhibit at Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville gets a chance to see pieces of American history during the Huntsville Museum of Art's exhibit "Becoming a Nation" from the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

2004 Burritt Museum Guild's Silver Tea
One of the best kept secrets in Huntsville is The Burritt Museum Guild's annual Silver Tea. It's a fun day for the ladies--and any man got on the Mountain that day is probably a Museum employee or the poor husband of one of the Guild members!

Burritt Museum Offers an Old-Fashioned Christmas
Candlelight Christmas is a special time of year for Burritt on the Mountain--A Living Museum in Huntsville. The Mansion and park are decorated like an old-fashioned Christmas from the 1800's. Hundreds of candles light the pathways throughout the park. Games and family activities from long ago are also enjoyed my the crowds.

Huntsville Premieres "Fashion in Film" Exhibit
The "Fashion in Film" exhibit makes another "first" for the city of Huntsville to boast about! "The Huntsville Museum of Art is extremely pleased to be the national debut venue for this breathtaking exhibition," Chief Curator Peter Baldaia said.

African American Art Featured at Huntsville Museum
The Huntsville Museum of Art presents the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art in honor of Black History Month. Of the over 1,000 pieces in this privately owned collection, 81 are on display in Huntsville.

Sci-Quest Hands On Science Center - Huntsville AL
Sci-Quest in Huntsville is a hands-on science center with more than 125 permanent, interactive exhibits in seven different subject areas. The museum encourages children to experience an exploration of the sciences through a range of educational exhibits and programs.

Grille 29
February 2007, Restaurant Partners, Inc. opened its second location of their popular Grille 29 restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. The first Grille 29 is located in Tampa, Florida.

Elvis: Return of the King
Mitchell Brown is the voice of Elvis locally. The New Hope native has always loved the music of Elvis and soon realized that he could imitate the same sound as Presley. In high school, he started performing at school events.

Snow in Huntsville
After living in Iowa for 30 years, I think I've seen my fair share of snow. But just a couple of flakes of snow in Alabama brings out the kid in everyone.

"Carousel--The Concert"
Ars Nova brought in the big guns from New York for their production of "Carousel." Rebecca Luker, born and raised in Birmingham and now living in New York, is flying to Huntsville to star in "Carousel."

Loretta Lynn Concert
Loretta Lynn, the Queen of Country Music, graced Huntsville with her presence for her first concert of 2007. After 45 years in the country music business, Loretta Lynn still reigned on stage to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd.

Photos of Huntsville's Cutest Babies
Here are photos of some of the cutest babies in Huntsville for 2007. Entries are being accepted until February 14, 2007.

2006 Christmas Skating Show
This was the 15th year for an Annual Skating Christmas Show by the Huntsville Skating School & Training Academy. 2006 saw 77 skaters zig-zagging and twirling around the ice rink as 65 musicians from the Huntsville Youth Orchestra accompanied them. It was a spectacular sight and so good to see talented, energetic kids having good, clean fun and...

Linda Mccartney's Sixties
Seen through Linda McCartney's camera lens, you can view memorable photographs of beloved pop-culture icons such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin. The Museum also shows the award-winning BBC documentary "Linda McCartney: Behind the Lens."

Huntsville Luminaries
One of the most beautiful nights in Huntsville occurs on the second Saturday in December when the Twickenham Historic District is aglow with over 5,000 luminaries for their annual "Host of Christmas Past" Homes Tour and other special events.

Toyland: Southerland Station
If Huntsville has an Old-Fashioned "Toyland," it would probably be Southerland Station. Dick Metzger is the owner of this toy and hobby shop that makes the dreams of little boys and girls (and big ones, too!) come true.

Candlelight Christmas
Candlelight Christmas is a special time of year for Burritt on the Mountain--A Living Museum. The Mansion and Historic Park are decorated like an old-fashioned Christmas from the 1800's. Hundreds of candles light the pathways throughout the park.

Christmas Festival
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Huntsville annually features a Christmas Festival featuring Creche Exhibit, Indoor Live Nativity, handmade Christmas quilts, Christmas trees, "The Nativity" video & seek & find activity for the children. This is a free event for the whole family.

Tuba Christmas
Each year, Tuba Christmas performs at the Huntsville Museum of Art. More than 40 tuba, sousaphone, baritone & euphonium players perform traditional Christmas carols & songs of the season as a free public concert.

Critter Christmas Tree
Each year, Bishops Flowers in Huntsville collects and decorates a Christmas tree with stuffed animals for the pediatric floor at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. In addition, each door is decorated with a Christmas wreath adorned with the stuffed animals collected.

Donnell House Christmas
The Donnell House, located on the Athens Middle School campus, was built in 1845 by a 61-year-old Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Robert Donnell. Union troops stayed at the house in the 1860s during the Civil War and it also served as a high school at one time.

Embassy Suites Hotel
Downtown Huntsville is the location of the new Embassy Suites Hotel, featuring 10 stories with 295 two-room suites, Ruth's Chris Steak House and a full service Spa Botanika day spa.

Jungle Fantasy
CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, a colorful dream in an enchanted forest performed on stage and in the air. An international cast of graceful aerialists, spine bending contortionists, vine swinging characters, strongmen and balancers bring this jungle dream to life in a lush, Broadway setting filled with wildly unpredictable designs, special...

The Blue Notes
The Blue Notes 5 consist of five Police Officers employed by the City of Huntsville, Alabama. The Blue Notes sing Gospel music a capella to community organizations throughout the Huntsville area.

Bird Fair
A look inside the world of exotic birds with photos from a recent Bird Fair in Huntsville. Colorful, tame, wild and exotic...a variety of birds for every taste.

Five Points Historic Homes
The Five Points Historic Preservation District, established in 1999, began as part of the 1892 East Huntsville Addition, and developed slowly over the course of a century. Here are photos of a variety of houses in this important part of Huntsville's history.

Halloween Photos
Here's a collection of pictures of people, places, parties and pets at Halloween time in Huntsville.

Merrimack Mill Village
Historic Merrimack Hall on Triana Blvd. in Huntsville is being transformed into a state of the art Performing Arts Center. Alan and Debra Jenkins are remodeling the historic 25,000 square foot building as a gift to the community.

Old Town Tour
Old Town was designated as a Huntsville Historic District on December 12, 1974. Most of the homes date from 1880 to 1929, but the oldest house was built in 1828. On July 18, 1978, Old Town was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Maranatha Camp & Conference Center
Maranatha Camp & Conference Center is a beautiful year-round, 144 acre camp and conference center located eight miles south of Scottsboro and only about 40 minutes from Huntsville. If you're looking for a great place for a quiet retreat or business workshop that's not too far from Huntsville, then this is probably the place for you. Although...

Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish
September 29-October 1, 2006 was the first time in ten years that the Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish was Reenacted in a Civil War Living History Weekend at Sharon Johnson Park in New Market, Alabama.

Northeast Alabama Fair
The Huntsville Jaycees Northeast Alabama State Fair has the largest midway of exhibits & concessions in northeast Alabama. Northeast Alabama State Fair features midway rides, shooting games, contests, and live entertainment.

2006 Burritt Homes Tour
The Burritt Museum Guild will host the 2006 Burritt Museum Homes Tour on Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 2006 tour features homes in The Ledges, the Burritt Mansion and Meals house in Burritt Historic Park.

The Aftermath: Images from Ground Zero
The Aftermath: Images from Ground Zero by Joel Meyerowitz exhibition features the emotionally compelling images that stunned a nation following the terrorist attacks of 9-11. As the only photographer allowed in Ground Zero, Joel Meyerowitz documents the heroic efforts of recovery crews while also paying tribute to the lives lost.

Alabama Idol
Joey Mustain, 27, from Florence won the title of 2007 Alabama Idol. As the winner of Alabama Idol, Mustain wins a guaranteed audition before the producers of American Idol at the Memphis auditions on September 3, 2006.

Miniature Log Cabin Display at Madison County Nature Trail
Volunteers work long hours to restore miniature log house display at the Madison County Nature Trail on top of Green Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama.

2007 GHHS Pet Photo Calendar Winners
The Second Annual Pet Photo Fundraising Contest for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society was a great success again this year with the prize being the cover of the 2007 calendar.

American Idol Concert in Birmingham
Photos from the American Idol Concert in Taylor Hicks hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. American Idol takes Birmingham by storm.

Tigers For Tomorrow
Tigers For Tomorrow in Attalla in Dekalb County, Alabama is an exotic animal rescue. They travel around and rescue animals from carnivals, private owners, and canned hunts, then bring them to the preserve to live out their days in large enclosures where they're very well-treated.

2006 Kitchens for CASA Tour
Kitchens for CASA is a self-guided tour of eight designer kitchens in several of Madison County's most exceptional homes. CASA(C are A ssurance S ystem for the A ging and Homebound) of Madison County is a non-profit agency.

Summer Arts Stroll
A summer arts festival in Huntsville from downtown courthouse square to Meridian Arts – 305 Jefferson included fun and entertainment on a Thursday night in July as over 80 artists sold fine oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, pottery, blown glass vases, stained glass, and jewelry.

Seussical the Musical
"Seussical" is a musical based on the beloved works of children's author Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, with a story that weaves elements from 15 of his books and incorporates characters in the most unexpected ways. This is truly a "kid-friendly" show and is for kids of all ages, even us older ones.

Like Moles, Like Rats
“Like Moles, Like Rats” is a story of hope and redemption, brought about by a young woman and her soon to be born daughter, in a dystopian South years after a series of cataclysmic events has put the world into almost total ruin and filmed in Huntsville, Alabama.

Super Chevy Show
The sheer, raw power and improbability of putting a jet engine behind a person and racing 1/8th of a mile made the Super Chevy Show amazing. Huntsville Car Scene covers Super Chevy Show at Huntsville Dragway.

Huntsville's Cutest Dogs & Cats
Once again, we're checking around Huntsville to see who has the cutest, sweetest, most lovable pet.

Daddy & Me Photo Contest
Here are the photos of babies with their father for Huntsville's Daddy & Me Photo contest for Father's Day.

2006 Nature Center & Children's Garden
In June 2006, the Huntsville Botanical Garden opened its Nature Center and 2-acre Children's Garden. Included in the facility is the nation's largest seasonal butterfly house and a Classroom Under the Sky amphitheatre with seating for up to 300.

Hidden Gardens of Old Town Tour
Photos of the 2006 Hidden Gardens of Old Town Tour with a peek at some surprising gardens in one Huntsville, Alabama's historic neighborhoods. This tour is not held every year so take advantage of the opportunity to visit some spectacular homes.

Photos from the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's May 2006 Pops Concert featuring the Classical Mystery Tour--a Beatles Tribute.

2006 Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ
Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ in Huntsville is held in May every year. It is one of those events that you need to "smell" to get the full benefit and true experience.

2006 Cemetery Stroll
The Huntsville Pilgrimage Association sponsors an annual Cemetery Stroll in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville. Local residents dress up in period costumes and share the history of Huntsville with the public.

Grandma & Me Photo Contest
Just in time for Mother's Day, we have a "Grandma & Me" photo contest that shows the love between the two generations.

2006 Ice Skating Show
The Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy with the Municipal Ice Complex present "Spring Show 2006, Hopes and Dreams and Happy Endings" featuring approximately 100 local skaters skating to music from Disney movies.

Sneak Preview of RAVE Motion Pictures
Rave Motion Pictures in Huntsville has a state of the art 18-screen stadium theater with a new digital projection system, 90,000 sq. ft. theater, several concessions, wall-to-wall screens in every auditorium, digital surround sound equipment, and luxurious rocker seats with retractable cup holder armrests for convenience.

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll
The annual Cemetery Stroll in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville is held the first Sunday in May. It is sponsored by the Huntsville Historic Foundation and features local citizens dressed in costumes and acting out the parts of some of Huntsville's most famous or infamous characters.

2006 Panoply Photos
Panoply Arts Festival is a community event held annually the last full weekend of April in Big Spring Park. The word panoply means "wonderful array" and it is an array of activities, arts and entertainment that has grown since it was started in 1982 by The Junior League.

Crescen-Dough Auction Photos
The Huntsville Symphony Guild hosts a major fundraiser each year for the Huntsville Symphony called "The Crescen-Dough Auction." This year's theme was "Viva HuntsVegas," complete with decorations, waiters and lights showing that Vegas style. The King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis, made a visit.

Huntsville Pilgrimage
The first weekend in May of every year, the Huntsville Pilgrimage Association sponsors the annual Historic Homes Tour and the Cemetery Stroll that features the history of Huntsville Alabama.

Making a Quilt Using Men's Ties
Ever wonder what to do with your husband's out of fashion or spotted silk ties? Besides giving them to a charity or saving them until they are collectibles, that is. Here are several ideas for you to consider that are elegant and very eye catching.

Huntsville Blossoms During Early Spring
Springtime comes early to Huntsville. Usually by the first or second week, there are signs of spring all around us with cherry blossoms, bradford pear trees, peach trees and dogwoods blooming, one tree more gorgeous than the last.

Old Huntsville Photo Album
Photos from the past of Huntsville including rare photos of the Civil War era up to when Huntsville became the space capital of the universe. Black and white photos of people, places, and events from public records and private collections.

Picture of High Prices of Gas at Pump
If you think the price of gas is going through the roof, then you will appreciate this picture.

Index of Big Spring Park Photos
Index of pictures of people and events in Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville Picture Index of Buildings & Places
Index of photos taken of buildings and places around North Alabama and the Huntsville area.

Holidays in Pictures
Pictures of Huntsville during the holidays; including Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, St. Patrick's Day, Veteran's Day and more.

Patriotic Moments in Huntsville Pictures
Index of patriotism in Huntsville.

Index of All Huntsville Pictures of the Week
Find pictures taken around Huntsville highlighting activities, famous places, historic buildings, animals, nature and much more.

The Making of the American Flag
CF Flag Company in Huntsville is one of the three largest manufacturers of the American Flag. Needless to say, business is booming right now after the September 11th tragedy.

2010 Summer Arts Stroll
Huntsville's Sidewalks become stages for the arts at the Sidewalk Arts Stroll, held in May, June, July and August in downtown Huntsville. Located on the sidewalks around Huntsville historic downtown courthouse square, a diverse collection of artists, vendors, and performers form a arts marketplace that offers something for everyone. The dates for the 2010 Sidewalk Stroll are: May 20, June 17, J…

2010 Christmas Snow
The last time there was a white Christmas in Huntsville was 1989, and it didn't last long. This time we got 3-6 inches of snow and it stayed for almost a week! Most people hurried to take pictures when the snow started...thinking that it would stop and melt like it always does. No so...this time. Here's some of my readers' photos. I hope...

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