Huntsville, Alabama isn't a city you hear about very often, so it doesn't usually come up as a destination when you are planning your getaway. Despite not being very well-known, Huntsville is rich with sites to see. Historic sites, museums, and a serene countryside all await those who'll take the chance to explore them. No matter how old you are or what your interests may be, Huntsville has something for you to do.

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01The U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Anyone traveling to Huntsville has to visit the U.S. Space Center. Admittance into the facility is $25 and it is suitable for all ages. There are interactive games and exhibits where you will learn more about space and space travel. Upon leaving, you will also be able to walk through the space center's gift shop. If you're looking for a souvenir or something to bring home to friends and family, this gift shop has some pretty awesome buys.

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL with highway red7255 / Getty Images