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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

Carley's Adventure: Trains on Main

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Melea Hames

Carley's Adventures went on a scavenger hunt in Madison - Trains on Main! Trains on Main is a scavenger hunt where you search for eight bronze trains all over downtown Madison. You can find the clues at the Madison Chamber of Commerce or the Huntsville Visitor's Center, or you can click the previous links for a downloadable brochure.

Click the link to watch the full video of Carley's Adventures:

This week Carley's Adventures visited the Huntsville Museum of Art, and we found a lot of interesting art and activities. When you think of an art museum, you don't often think of a good place to take children, but the Huntsville Museum of Art is the perfect place to take kids!

Check out the full Carley's Adventure video by clicking the link: Carley's Adventure Huntsville Museum of Art.

The museum

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is an out-of-this-world adventure! It opened its doors in 1970 and serves as the official visitors center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and it is home to world-famous Space Camp. The Center is home to many permanent and traveling exhibits that educates visitors about all the wonders of space.

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The Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt is so much fun and will have you exploring all around downtown Huntsville! Go to the Huntsville Visitor's Center at 500 Church Street to pick up your clue card for all 14 locations then get to hunting. You can also download a clue card here: Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt Clue Card.

Click here to watch the video: Carley's Adventures: Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt.

Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt duck

Some of the

Craft Beer & Wine Trail Adventure

Friday, June 1, 2018

Where can you go on a tank of gas? How about a spirited adventure to visit the craft breweries and wineries in north Alabama? Craft breweries and wineries began popping up all over several years ago, and north Alabama is home to many award-winning family owned and operated breweries and wineries that are perfecting their craft. From Florence to Gadsden, these Alabama makers offer dozens of beers and wines unique to north Alabama. Also, when you download or request a hard copy of our Craft Beer Trail and Wine Trail brochures and complete the passport in each, you'll receive a free gift from us. Click here to download or request a passport.

Space Adventure in North Alabama

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Where can you go on a tank of gas? Outer space? Not quite, but this road trip can get you close enough. Take a trip to Huntsville and visit the world-famous U.S. Space & Rocket Center where you can learn about all things space. After you come back from space, explore the city and find more out-of-this-world treasures.

Music Adventure in North Alabama

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Where can you go on a tank of gas? Well, Muscle Shoals is a nice road trip to learn about the music that rocked the world. Artists like Aretha Franklin, Cher, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Steven Tyler, and many more recorded at one of the three iconic recording studios in the Shoals. Go on a music adventure and discover the history behind many famous hits.

May Festivals in North Alabama

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Melea Hames

In the South, everything is cause for a celebration. We celebrate art, barbeque, catfish, flowers, music, people…you name it! And with spring {finally} here, warmer weather means that people are getting back outside to enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do so than at an annual festival. And May is the hot month for unique festivals in North Alabama!