Showing posts by: David Hitt

Four Clues for Solving Huntsville’s Escape Pod

Four Clues for Solving Huntsville’s Escape Pod

Four Clues for Solving Huntsville’s Escape Pod Maybe you’re the sort of person who enjoys the cerebral challenge of puzzling your way out of a locked chamber. Or maybe you’re the sort of person who likes being mocked by a bearded spy while you completely trash his room. If you’re the former, you may want […]

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Shop Local to Show the Love

Shop Local to Show the Love

  From breweries to biergartens to books – and other places that don’t start with B – local businesses in Huntsville offer up a lot to love. But several local merchants also help show the love, by donating a share of proceeds to good causes. Here are just a few examples of ways you can […]

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Listen Local Huntsville

Listen Local Huntsville

Why You Should “Listen Local” to Huntsville Songwriters If you’re going to visit Huntsville, you’re going to want to enjoy the local flavors, and music is no exception. One great way to do that is with Listen Local Huntsville, a showcase for area songwriters. You can find information about upcoming shows at the Listen Local […]

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Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon

Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon

  Four Reasons to Run the Rocket City Marathon The Rocket City Marathon is, like any marathon, 26.2 miles. Or, to put it in “Rocket City” context, 381 Saturn V moon rockets laid end to end. Four miles farther than the Apollo 17 crew drove on the moon. It’s 0.0001 percent of the distance to […]

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#iHeartHsv Art Collection

#iHeartHsv Art Collection

#iHeartHsv Art Collection There’s an art to welcoming visitors to town. And the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau takes that very seriously. The Visitor Center not only offers information about things to do (and eat!) while you’re here, it provides coupons to make the activities cheaper and unique souvenirs of the city. …Which brings […]

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Nina and Pinta Replica Exhibit at Ditto Landing

Nina and Pinta Replica Exhibit at Ditto Landing

It’s not every day you see a museum that has a poop deck.  But, then, it’s also not every day that instead of going to visit a museum, the museum comes to visit you. The Niña and the Pinta, though, are not your average museums. The ships are replicas of their famous namesakes – two of […]

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Monte Sano Art Festival

Monte Sano Art Festival

    What could be better than a day spent enjoying both the natural beauty of Huntsville’s Monte Sano Mountain and the creations of more than 140 of the region’s finest artists? How about two days? This year, for the first time since its beginning 17 years ago, the Monte Sano Art Festival will expand […]

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Attraction PRO Tip: Alabama Constitution Village

Attraction PRO Tip: Alabama Constitution Village

  At Huntsville’s Alabama Constitution Village museum, the big deal is that the big deal isn’t the big deal. With me so far? As you might guess from the name, on the site where the museum is located, almost 200 years ago, History took place. Like, capital-H, big-deal History – Alabama’s state constitution was drafted and signed. Way […]

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4 Tips For Huntsville Visitors from SPACE!

4 Tips For Huntsville Visitors from SPACE!

With the recent announcement that Huntsville may be the landing spot for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser spacecraft, we thought we’d get ahead of the curve by publishing a guide to visitors arriving to our city from orbit. In the words of Gloria Gaynor, “And so you’re back from outer space.” You’ve parked your spaceplane at […]

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Seven Shots To Start Your Huntsville Scrapbook

Seven Shots To Start Your Huntsville Scrapbook

  If you go to Paris, you take a picture of the Eiffel Tower. If you go to New York, you snapshot the Statue of Liberty. In Rome, the Colosseum.  In Cawker City, Kansas, the biggest ball of twine. But what about Huntsville? What do you take a picture of when you come here? Well, the rocket, […]

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