Nicknamed ‘The Rocket City’ due to its close connections to historic U.S. space missions, Huntsville, AL offers its visitors a bit of both history and technology – you can see the heritage left from the Native American settlements scattered within the city, then the artifacts and monuments from the American Civil War and finally the famous strivings towards the moon that made the Apollo missions so successful.
Also, while enjoying your trip with an RV rental in Huntsville, you can stop by and visit the neighboring city of Athens, or travel a bit south to Decatur and enjoy the beautiful Tennessee River. Or even go to Albertville and have some daytime fun there! However you decide, just bear in mind that the third-largest city in Alabama has a lot to offer anyone who wants to rent an RV and take to the outdoors for fun activities or to rest and recharge.
The Great Outdoors
As Huntsville is a well-developed city, it offers its visitors a large variety of all kinds of attractions and things to do, ranging from events, museums and festivals to adventures such as hiking, cycling and other kinds of sports. If you are an adventurous type, you are bound to climb to Monte Sano State Park and simply breathe in the picturesque scenery that spreads in front of you as you arrive at the summit. The park itself is located on a hill which overlooks Huntsville. Take in the scene and enjoy the disconnect from the hectic life of the city below you. The park also has camping grounds accompanied by fire pits if you are planning to pitch a tent and just spend the night in the woods, and it has an 18-hole golf course if you wish to both be in nature and play some golf. Plus, there are other playgrounds and recreation fields for everyone in the family where they can hike, cycle and simply catch a breath of fresh air. Simply park your rental camper in Huntsville and choose from any of the 56 other parks that are scattered all around the city. You can’t miss -- each park has a unique atmosphere to enjoy. Or, if you prefer being near the river, consider taking the boat to Tennessee as it can be quite a relaxing experience as well.
If you are taking your motorhome rental to Rocket City, it is only natural to check out the RV camp that bears the name, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center RV Park. Located not too far from Interstate 565 and right next to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum, which you can walk to, this RV park provides a great experience. The RV sites are large and roomy and there are old trees to provide nice shade during the day. In one area of the park, these old trees form a sort of small, contained forest with walking paths scattered throughout. The park covers all the necessities for you and your family, and it is pet-friendly too!
Another good place to go to if you are planning to rent a motorhome in Huntsville is West Valley RV & Mobile Home Park. The park offers large sites which are mostly in the shade as the park also has trees scattered around the place. The RV park has all the necessities for a family to enjoy Huntsville, relax and have fun.
Rocket City also has Walmart Supercenters and gas stations in several places, so rest assured as you will be able to get all the supplies you need.
Exploring the City
Depending on what you wish to see, Huntsville can offer you a variety of experiences. One of the best attractions you can visit and get a good sense of what U.S. astronauts have accomplished since Space Age started is the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Now home to the largest space exhibition in the world, Huntsville was the city from which the first men on the moon started their journey. Or, if you wish to go further down the history timeline, you can visit the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and marvel at the stories about the Great Wars the U.S. has been involved in. If you’d rather get an authentic experience of what it was like to be a 19th-century passenger and wait for the arrival of your train, just pay a visit to the Huntsville Depot Museum and book yourself a short ride through history!
Huntsville, AL is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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