During our most recent trip to Nashville, we decided to do a road-trip to Alabama. Carson has never been, and I thought it would be the best time to go. A little over two hours from Nashville, is “The Rocket City” also known as Huntsville, AL. Since it was a short drive away, it made the PERFECT day trip.
Our first stop of course had to be the “US Space and Rocket Center”. You can’t come to the “Rocket City”, and not visit this place. The recommend pre-purchasing online with selected time slots, but we knew it wouldn’t be packed due to COVID, so we decided to purchase at the door.
Cost for adults was $25.00. Carson was free. Online it said he would be $17.00 so im not sure of she just decided not to charge me or if 3 and under are free.
Since we went during COVID, mask were REQUIRED. If you didn’t have one, they had one that you can purchase. Although many exhibits were closed due to COVID, I was surprised to see so many open as well. They even had kids there for Space Camp. They had hand sanitizing stations ever few steps in each exhibit for you to disinfect your hands.
There was a lot of things outdoors for the kids as well. So we were able to fully social distance and get some fresh air without the mask on.
There is a restaurant on site that features simple items like hotdogs, pizza, salad etc for you to rest and have some lunch. Carson loved his hot dog!!!
Our second stop was the North Alabama Railroad Museum. It was located 15 minutes from the US Space and Rocket Center. The museum is free and open everyday April-October for self guided tours. For events, or guided tours, you must come on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 am-2:00pm.
We invited Carson’s Tuskegee Cousins Chris and Cayson, to come along and spend some time with us while looking at the trains. The boys were excited to see an actual train ride by.
Stop number three was the Harmony Park Safari It was 40 minutes from the train museum. Cost was $10.00 per a person and $1 per a cup of food. The park does not accept credit card, but does accept cash, money order, or you can Cash App the park.
Disclaimer: The roads in the park are not all paved, there are holes, its really bumpy etc. I would recommend you going through with a truck or a car you don’t mind scraping up a little.
The best part about the park is that you can go through the park as many times as you want to get your moneys worth.
Some of the animals that you can see there are emus, giraffes, zebras, goats, a camel, ram, ox and more.
All in all we had an amazing time in Huntsville, AL.
Carson slept the whole way home!!