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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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Monte Sano Art Festival

Monte Sano Art Festival

  *Editor’s note: Dates, times, and other relevant event information has been updated in this blog to accurately reflect 2018 activities. Art Show on the Mountain 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 150 of the region’s finest […]

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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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Four New Year’s Resolutions Huntsville Can Help You Keep

Four New Year’s Resolutions Huntsville Can Help You Keep

  A new year is upon us, and with that comes New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like a lot of people, you may already be struggling to follow through with yours. Or, if you’re like me, you never made them in the first place. Either way, Huntsville can help! Here are four New Year’s Resolutions […]

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5 must-do Huntsville holiday events to fit every occasion

5 must-do Huntsville holiday events to fit every occasion

  Editor’s Note: Information has been updated to accurately reflect 2017 events. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. All over the Rocket City, lights and trees and stars and Santas deck the halls, streets, parks, museums and more. Even if you live here, it’d be tough to take in everything, and if you’re […]

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4 things you need to know about Huntsville’s Ghost Walk tours

4 things you need to know about Huntsville’s Ghost Walk tours

    There’s only a ghost of a chance you’ll find a better way to get into the spirit of Huntsville than by visiting local haunts with a Huntsville Ghost Walk, boys and ghouls. Now that we’ve gotten all the bad jokes out of the way, let’s have a serious talk about a great way […]

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A Non-Mom’s Guide: the Rocket City Mom App

A Non-Mom’s Guide: the Rocket City Mom App

    Using the RocketCityMom.com app without being a mom… To begin with, allow me to make a confession that will shock those who know me: I’m not a mom. I’m not even a woman. Or a dad. I’m about as far from a mom as you could reasonably get. With that out of the […]

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The Jobs Every Huntsvillian Secretly Wants

The Jobs Every Huntsvillian Secretly Wants

By David Hitt Jobs Every Huntsvillian Secretly Wants “We judge of a man’s wisdom,” said the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “by his hope.” The evangelist Robert Schuller said similarly, “You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.” If you want to understand Huntsville, you have to understand the people who live […]

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