Rocket City Marathon

Things to do … places to go

The Huntsville Convention & Visitors Bureau provides everything you could possibly want or need to know about Huntsville, but we thought we’d highlight a few of the special places and events that have been meaningful to us. Huntsville is a beautiful city with interesting sites, shops, and events. Make your trip more than just a marathon (or half), visit space or a re-purposed mill or go skating or walk past hundreds of Christmas trees, but most of all enjoy your visit.


The high-tech city of Huntsville, which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama, is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama's first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War and the accomplishments of America's rocket scientists.

The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s.


One Tranquility Base


Enjoy a rare treat in North Alabama - near the Huntsville Museum of Art.


300 live Christmas tree decorating Big Spring Park


Arts & Entertainment located located near mile 14 of the Marathon (mile 1 of Half the Marathon)


)Over 70 miles of trails for you to relax, get some exercise, and connect with nature.