Huntsville, Alabama Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Huntsville and the surrounding area. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center provides unexpected and satisfying Space Age thrills, along with the grave of America's first space monkey.

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  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center

    U.S. Space and Rocket Center

    Huntsville, Alabama

    America's space armada has left an impressive contrail of rocket and NASA history artifacts.

  • Sam Davis Museum, Hanging Site

    Sam Davis Museum, Hanging Site

    Pulaski, Tennessee

    The small Sam Davis Museum contains mementoes of the Boy Hero of the Confederacy, including his execution shackles and a rock that marks the spot where he was hanged.

  • Black Simon Helps Suffering Jesus

    Black Simon Helps Suffering Jesus

    Huntsville, Alabama

    Simon of Cyrene, depicted in bronze as a black man, lends a helping hand to an exhausted Jesus on his way to his crucifixion.

  • Closet of the Spiderweb Lady

    Closet of the Spiderweb Lady

    Huntsville, Alabama

    For 30 years Anne Bradshaw Clopton would relax by sitting in her home, in a closet, painting miniatures on spider webs.

  • Statue of Sam Davis, Rebel Martyr

    Statue of Sam Davis, Rebel Martyr

    Pulaski, Tennessee

    The first of several Sam Davis tributes across Middle Tennessee, this towering statue was erected in 1906. Sam, "Boy Hero of the Confederacy," was hanged by Yankees only a few blocks away.

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