Easily access exciting things to do in Madison from our hotel off I-565
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. Prospective students and their families enjoy proximity to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, which is also just a few miles from the city’s downtown area and attractions like Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. You can take your kids to explore outer space at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center or to engage in hands-on learning at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum. Want to spend time outdoors? Hike the trails at Rainbow Mountain and Monte Sano State Park, or explore the beautiful Huntsville Botanical Garden. For a relaxing destination closer to the hotel, head to Dublin Memorial Park, just four miles away, for a picnic, a pick-up game of basketball, or a peaceful stroll.
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Huntsville Botanical Garden7.57 mi / 12.18 km from the hotel
A sanctuary for all seasons, 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 growing on.”
Huntsville Museum of Art10.46 mi / 16.83 km from the hotel
Visit this nationally accredited museum with 13 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 Huntsville7.62 mi / 12.26 km from the hotel
Visit the campus of one of the nation’s premier research universities. UAH offers almost 90 degree programs and 18 NCAA sports.
The Weeden House Museum10.79 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 Center6.53 mi / 10.51 km from the hotel
For an amazing experience involving space exploration, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is a must-see. Tour exhibits focusing on space travel, ride a flight simulator, and watch daily features on the 67-foot IMAX screen.
EarlyWorks Children's Museum10.62 mi / 17.1 km from the hotel
Let your kids climb and play on a 46-foot keelboat and trade their wares at the General Store. A talking tree tells stories, and Biscuit's Backyard and Hideout is a fun place to play while learning about Alabama's history.
Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve4.56 mi / 7.34 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic and head to this urban park to enjoy hiking through woods and intriguing rock formations. Trails range from easy to moderately strenuous, and you can enjoy great views of the area from the upper trail system.
Burritt on the Mountain12.85 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 among other buildings, and walk the beautiful forested nature trails.
Monte Sano State Park14.9 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. Also included are a Japanese Garden, a planetarium, and picnic areas.
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment9.67 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 Park2.75 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.