- Our list of the best things to do in Huntsville, Alabama, features the top 81 nearby activities — including 34 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Huntsville, AL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 34 things to do within the city of Huntsville, AL , followed by 47 popular activities in nearby cities, including Decatur, Madison, Athens and Owens Cross Roads
Readers and history buffs will find plenty to explore at the Houston Memorial Library and Museum, the former home of U.S. senator George S. Houston. Visitors can survey the book section then head upstairs to view furnishings and family artifacts.
Considered to be one of the premier recreational sites in the area, Point Mallard Park has an extensive athletic complex, tennis center, batting cages, and golf driving range. The park is also home to the Spirit of America Festival and reenactments of the Battle for Decatur.
100% 1 votes
1800 Point Mallard Dr SE, Decatur, AL 35601 MoreLess Info
The Strike Zone At Point Mallard is a sports entertainment facility offering a number of amenities for guests to enjoy. These amenities include a golf driving range with a putting green as well as baseball batting cages.
Point Mallard Campground is a 25-acre, wooded campground with free wi-fi, a laundry facility, dump station and grocery store. They also have three covered pavilions with showers, a meeting facility, playground, tables and grills.
Built by a philanthropist in 1904, Carnegie Visual Arts Center is a restored library that showcases a variety of exhibits depicting Alabama's history. These exhibits feature anything from paintings to sculptures from local artists and craftsmen.
During the summer, the Rhodes Ferry Park hosts a concert series in its open areas that are transformed into stages. Facilities within the park itself include a large children's playground, lighted walking paths, two pavilions, and two picnic shelters.
Old State Bank may be considered the building that put the city on the map. After having it built in 1833, Decatur's economy leaped, establishing it as an important city in the state. Besides its historical importance, the Old State Bank also has a peaceful garden around it.
90% 21 votes
723 Bank Street, Decatur, AL 35601 MoreLess Info
A wide range of artifacts including uniforms and weapons are contained in the Blue & Gray Museum of North Alabama. It is actually considered to be the largest private collection of Civil War artifacts in the United States.
94% 89 votes
2700 Refuge Headquarters Rd., Decatur, AL 35603 MoreLess Info
The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is home to 47 species of mammals, 115 species of fish, 295 species of birds, and 74 species of reptiles and amphibians. Activities offered include fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, and environmental education.