Enjoy a full itinerary of memorable things to do near the Huntsville airport 

Book a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Madison, AL to stay near some of the best things to do in the region, from exploring Round Top Mountain to hiking in Dublin Memorial Park. Prospective students and their families enjoy proximity to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, just a few miles from the city’s downtown area and attractions like Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Looking for memorable activities to do with your kids? Let their imaginations soar on the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Discovery Shuttle simulator or on the 46-foot keelboat at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. For great outdoor excursions, take to the trails at Monte Sano State Park or wander through the beautiful Huntsville Botanical Garden.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden

7.57 mi / 12.18 km from the hotel
A sanctuary for all seasons, the Huntsville Botanical Garden hosts more than 200,000 guests each year. From the rose garden to the fern garden, perennial gardens, and butterfly house, there’s always something to enjoy on the property’s 112 acres.

Huntsville Museum of Art

10.46 mi / 16.83 km from the hotel
Visit this nationally accredited museum with 14 galleries containing more than 3,000 objects in its permanent collection. Ask about discounts for groups of 10 or more.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

7.62 mi / 12.26 km from the hotel
Visit the campus of one of the nation’s premier research universities. UAH offers over 110 degree programs and 18 NCAA sports.

The Weeden House Museum

10.79 mi / 17.36 km from the hotel
Tour the birthplace of Maria Howard Weeden, an American poet and artist, in this 1819 Federal-style home.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

6.53 mi / 10.51 km from the hotel
Tour exhibits focusing on space travel, ride a flight simulator, and watch daily features on the INTUITIVE® Planetarium at the must-see U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC).

EarlyWorks Children's Museum

10.62 mi / 17.1 km from the hotel
Let your kids explore a 46-foot keelboat and trade their wares at the General Store at this museum. Listen to stories about Alabama’s history from the Talking Tree, or let your little ones play and learn at Biscuit’s Backyard and Hideout.

Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve

4.56 mi / 7.34 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic and head to this urban park to enjoy three miles of trails and intriguing rock formations. Paths range from easy to moderately strenuous, and you can enjoy great views of the area from the upper trail system.

Burritt on the Mountain

12.85 mi / 20.68 km from the hotel
Take the whole family to explore this unique open-air museum set in 167 acres on Round Top Mountain. You can tour a 1930s mansion, learn from interpreters at six 19th-century homes, and walk the beautiful forested nature trails.

Monte Sano State Park

14.9 mi / 23.98 km from the hotel
Encompassing 340 acres, this mountain park offers miles of hiking and biking trails with beautiful views of the forest and the surrounding region. Don’t miss the Japanese Garden, planetarium, and picnic areas.

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

9.67 mi / 15.56 km from the hotel
This multiuse facility hosts a thriving artistic community, ranging from studio artists to musicians, dancers, and chefs. Visitors can tour studios and galleries, enjoy live performances, and stop for a meal at the on-site restaurants.

Dublin Memorial Park

2.75 mi / 4.43 km from the hotel
You can spend a whole day at this well-equipped park with extensive facilities, including volleyball courts, swimming pools, walking trails, and tennis courts. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the park shelters or buy snacks on site.