Huntsville is well-known as an outpost of NASA. The most popular tourist attraction in town is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. It’s worth a visit, but there’s more to the city than rockets.
In the burgeoning neighborhood of West Huntsville, old schools and factories have been converted into leisure spaces with lots of dining, arts, and entertainment options. Lowe Mill contains many working artists’ studios, galleries, a theater, and performance venues.
For dining, craft beer, and entertainment, Campus No. 805 has many options on the campus of a former high school. Yet another adaptive reuse development in the same neighborhood is Stovehouse, an old stove factory now manufacturing leisure with its food vendors, shops, bars, and open-air stages for live music.
Check out the nearby vacation rental Hummell House if traveling with a large group. You’ll have the entire renovated house to yourself. Part of the quiet Old Town Historic District, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.