Fun Things to Do in Madison, Alabama

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But as the old saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You may not want to take things to this extreme, but some recreation is definitely in order. So, whether you just moved to Madison AL or have lived here forever, here are a few fun things that you and your family can do.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

The home of NASA’s official visitor center, Space Camp, and some other things is widely considered to be the best manned space flight museum in the world. There are over 1,500 pieces on display, including many from the Apollo moon launch program. Visitors may also take a bus tour of the nearby Marshall Space Flight Center.

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

Lots of cities have World War II veterans’ memorial museums, but not many of them are this nice. The Museum has over thirty military vehicles dating back to World War I. There are also articles and replicas dating back to the Revolutionary War. Other attractions include a rebuilt Eighth Air Force briefing room from World War II. This outfit, which bombed Germany between 1943 and 1945, had one of the highest casualty rates of any unit in the entire conflict.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is the fifth most-visited tourist attraction in Alabama. Features include a Nature Center which includes an open-air butterfly house. There’s also a Biblical Garden, which includes many rare plants mentioned in the Bible. The Dogwood Trail includes a transplanted century-old dogwood tree, and there are about a half dozen nature trails. This 112-acre botanical garden is open all year round.

Local Things to Do

These attractions, and others, are in nearby Huntsville. But there are a number of things to do right here in Madison. Some highlights include:

  • Madison Public Library: Recently-refurbished facility with lots of special events for kids, teens, and adults. Very good (and very free) Wi-Fi as well.
  • Rainbow Mountain Trail: 1.5-mile pet friendly loop trail which winds through thick forests. It’s rated moderate, which means hikers may need some special equipment, like hiking boots, as well as some experience.
  • Dublin Memorial Park: 60-acre park with nine athletic fields, a disk golf course, nice kid’s play area, outdoor swimming pool, and recreation center. The rec center has an indoor heated pool.

Honorable mention goes to Rocket Republic Brewery.

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