Local Attractions

Local Attractions

The Mountain Region is full of fascinating contrasts, an area known both for its rustic charm and for its status as the state's leading technological center These local attractions help illustrate just how interesting and surprising getting to know North Alabama can be.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville has been nicknamed "Rocket City'" for its long history with NASA and the U.S. Space program. In 1950, the U.S. military brought German rocket scientists to Huntsville to work on the beginnings of the space program. In 1960, President Eisenhower formally dedicated the Marshall Space Flight Center and in 1970 the U.S. Space and Rocket center was opened as a museum of the program's impressive hardware. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center allows visitors to explore the past, present, and future of space. The center is filled with hands on activities like a Mars climbing wall and a G force simulator to compliment an impressive array of rockets, shuttles and space capsules.

Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo

Experience close up encounters to domestic and exotic animals and birds. The zoo collection includes animals from as far away as South America, Australia and China. The zoo is a rare chance to see, touch and feed a wide variety of creatures. Also on site is a picnic area, playground, pond and gift shop.

Coldwater Falls

Coldwater Falls is a manmade, lighted waterfall situated at the head of Spring Park in Tuscumbia. The waterfall is made up of over 2000 tons of local sandstone and stretches 80 feet wide and 42 feet tall. Over 4.3 million gallons of water pass over the falls each day.

3 H Stables

Horseback is a great way to experience the beauty of the Appalachians. The experienced staff at #H Stables pair riders with the horse that best fits that person's size and ability. 3H Stables provides friendly guides and friendly horses for guided tours, by-the-hour rides or lessons. The ranch also runs events for groups and specializes in overnight horse camping trips.