Things To Do

2024 Annual Conference

Things To Do & Places to Eat in The Rocket City

U.S. Space & Rocket Center – The wonders of the galaxy are only a 5-minute drive away! Strap into one of the simulators and have the delight of lifting off in the force of 3-Gs and the skies.


Huntsville Botanical Garden – Catch a stunning glimpse of flowers and plants culled from across the planet at this sprawling garden, a 11-minute push away. You can walk a course along and test out a butterfly display.


Huntsville Museum of Art – You are only 15 minutes from over 3,000 pieces of art, permanently on screen in this place’s 13 galleries. The memorial welcomes displays throughout the year.


Town Madison – Toyota Field is in The Exchange, one of four districts in Town Madison. With ever expanding options for dining, shopping, and other activities, be sure to peruse the website for the most up to date information.


Campus No. 805 - Campus No. 805 is commonly referred to as an "adult playground." Located in a former school building, the site brings together various breweries, bars, restaurants, and entertainment sites. Grab a beer or coffee, take an art class, throw axes, play virtual golf. Be on the lookout for a hidden speakeasy, too!


Rosie’s CantinaA locally loved restaurant with two nearby locations! Honest, handmade Tex-Mex.


MidCity – Connecting people across the region by fostering culture and empowering community through music, arts, culinary, & technology. TopGolf, Trader Joe’s, The Orion Amphitheater,  The Camp, High Point Climbing and Fitness, and more can be found in the MidCity District!


Just Love Coffee Café – Coffee shop with a full waffled menu.


Stovehouse - Built on the bones of the century-old Martin Stove Factory, Storehouse features multiple stages for live music, an exciting event center, a diverse selection of eats and treats, and Gas Light Alley, an eclectic venue for retail shopping.


Jack Brown’s Serving creative burgers in a casual, funky space.


J. Alexander’sAmerican cuisine & right next door to Toyota Field!


Honest Coffee RoastersLocally owned & operated coffee shops – one in Madison and one in Huntsville! Both locations open at 6:30am daily.


Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria/Gelateria Whether you visit their location on Hughes Road in Madison or their location on the downtown square in Huntsville, this pizzeria serves homemade gelato.


Bridge Street Town CentreAn outdoor shopping complex with much more to offer than shopping. Grab a bite to eat or see a movie, too.


Big Spring ParkThe park features its namesake Big Spring, the original water source that the city of Huntsville was built around. 


Lowe Mill ARTS & EntertainmentThe largest privately owned arts facility in the nation with a goal to nurture artists and educate the public about art and the creative process.