Most kids have a lot of toys and then receive a lot more toys for Christmas. If a family has two or more kids, these toys can really add up quickly. And typically, many kids lose interest in their new toys after a couple of weeks, sending them to the toy box never to be played with again until it’s time to clean out and donate. Instead of giving children another toy to lie around, how about giving them an experience to be had such as passes to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center or a membership to the Huntsville Botanical Garden? This eliminates waste and provides an experience the whole family can enjoy for the day or for the entire year.

Below is a list of 20 north Alabama attractions that would make a great gift:

Burritt on the Mountain tickets or membership

Burritt on the Mountain

Camp McDowell summer camp

Camp McDowell summer camp

Cathedral Caverns State Park cave tour tickets

Cathedral Caverns State Park

Children’s Museum of the Shoals passes

Children’s Museum of the Shoals

Cook Museum of Natural Science membership

cook museum

Dismals Canyon tickets

Dismals Canyon

EarlyWorks Family of Museums passes - includes EarlyWorks Museum, Huntsville Train Depot, and Alabama Constitution Village

EarlyWorks Tree

Fort Hampton Outfitters kayak or paddleboard adventure

Fort Hampton Outfitters kayak or paddleboard adventure

Huntsville Botanical Garden passes or membership

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Imagination Place Children’s Museum passes

Imagination Place Children’s Museum

Noccalula Falls Park tickets

Noccalula Falls

Point Mallard Waterpark season pass

Point Mallard Lazy River

Point Mallard Ice Skating passes

Point Mallard Ice Skating

Rickwood Caverns State Park cave tour tickets

Rickwood Caverns

Screaming Eagle Zip Line adventure at Lake Guntersville State Park

Screaming Eagle Zip Line adventure

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark season pass

Spring Valley Beach Waterpark

Tigers for Tomorrow tickets

Tigers for Tomorrow Towzer

True Adventure Sports rock climbing adventure

True Adventure Big Rock

UnPhiltered Kayaking bat cave adventure

UnPhiltered Kayaking bat cave adventure

U.S. Space & Rocket Center tickets or tickets to Space Camp

U. S. Space & Rocket Center