1488 Thrasher Blvd
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 232-0030
Fax: (256) 233-7006
The Point Mallard Park is an all in one family entertainment venue. Occupying a massive area, the huge park comprises a Water Park, a Golf Course, an Ice Complex, a Camp Ground and a Strike Zone. An array of fun activities are facilitated in the park's many entertainment options, which include America's first wave pool, sandy beaches, skating rink, tennis courts, bowling alleys and a multi-purpose recreation center. The park also provides ample recreational options for kids of all age groups. Besides, the in-house kitchen takes care of the dining needs, whereas the various event spaces facilitate business meetings, parties and so on. Admission costs and hours vary with each facility. Check the website for further details.
Located just southwest of Huntsville about two hours from Birmingham, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of the most extraordinary destinations in Alabama. On display here are rockets, boosters, capsules and space suits used in NASA missions over the years. There is also an IMAX movie theater and a summer space camp for children. The center is open daily except major holidays. The admission price includes a trip to the nearby Marshall Space Flight Center, where you can watch the construction of NASA's new space station.
Send your kids on the adventure of a lifetime at the Aviation Challenge Camp. An alternative to Space Camp, the Aviation Camp teaches campers many basic flying skills with the use of simulators. There are several programs available depending on the camper’s age. However, completing the previous program batch is not a pre-requisite for attending the more advanced program. The camp also offers family programs for fun and bonding for the whole family as well as team building corporate programs. In addition, they offers various other activities including rafting, g-force simulators, wilderness survival skills and flight equipment lectures. There are also a wide variety of aircrafts on display.
If you are a fan of American rules Football, then the Louis Crews Stadium in Huntsville is a great place to catch a game. This 21,000 seater stadium is where the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs plays their home games. It is recognized as Huntsville's 6th largest stadium. It is also sometimes used for other events.The stadium features a two-level pressbox, and nineteen skyboxes that can seat 16 to 50 people. The Stadium is divided in the Home section and the visitors section. Fans throng the arena to catch the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs in action.
The Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville is the home stadium of the Huntsville Stars. This is where most of the Huntsville baseball fans flock to during the game season. Watching a baseball match here is quite a spectacle. The two giant Tri-Visions in the shape of stars give the outfield a unique look along with a new state of the art scoreboard and video board. Closed circuit television above the main concourse allows for viewing of the game while grabbing a bite at the concession stands. Huntsville's famous Billy Ray's grill located on the third base concourse has been a fan favorite for years. The stadium can hold upto 10,000 odd people. Various other sporting events are held here as well.
The Benton Municipal Ice Complex is the skating venue of North Alabama and is located in the town of Huntsville. Tickets to use the skating rink can be purchased at reasonable prices. In addition this venue houses the Huntsville Skating School & Training Academy and the Huntsville Hockey Development Center which hold figure skating and hockey classes respectively. Kids can also celebrate their birthdays here with special packages. Alternatively you have riotous fun playing broomball.
With the commanding view of the Wheeler Lake, the Joe Wheelers State Park, is park that offers it's visitors a great time off from the chaotic lives. A resort lodge, restaurant, cabins, camping sites, fishing, golf, tennis, swimming, etc are all few of the various activities organised by the park. Be it a visit during the weekend or the perfect venue for the big day, the State Park is a great place to be at.
The Agribition Center in Huntsville is a well-known multipurpose facility. You can learn a lot about Agriculture and other Environmental studies during a visit to the Agribition Center. Apart from all this, the Agribition Center is also the venue for various exhibitions such as Rodeos, Horse Shows, Receptions, Livestock Shows, Expositions and more. This is an interesting place to visit during a trip to Huntsville.
The Monte Sano State Park is listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. It is spread over 2140 acres (866.02 hectares) and offers breathtaking mountainous trails for biking and hiking. There are scenic waterside and forest areas for camping.