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Hello from the Rocket City!

The high-tech city of Huntsville, which sprawls at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains 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.


Huntsville Happenings During the Symposium Week

  • Escape to Margaritaville - Von Braun Center - March 20-22
  • Reba Concert - Von Braun Center - March 21
  • Huntsville Havoc vs. Peoria (Military Appreciation Night) - Von Braun Center - March 20
  • Guided Tour of the Park - Burritt on the Mountain - March 21
  • Yoga Concert - Lowe Mill - March 22
  • Huntsville Havoc vs. Pensacola (Trash Pandas Night) - Von Braun Center - March 26
  • Swing Dancing Class - Lowe Mill - March 26
  • A Night with Graham Nash: Songs & Stories - Von Braun Center - March 25