City Spotlight: Huntsville, AL

City Spotlight: Huntsville, AL

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Originally settled by John Hunt in 1805, Huntsville wasn’t known by that name until 1811 when it became the first incorporated town in Alabama. What started as a small settlement has now became a major hub for national defense and space exploration. In fact, its nickname is “The Rocket City” because of its important role in the Apollo space program and the space shuttle program. It’s still the home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the world-famous Space Camp.

Huntsville is more than a technology hub, however. Set in a gorgeous river valley, it’s a popular destination for cave explorers. In addition to natural landmarks, it boasts numerous museums, historic districts, and arts and music festivals. As it’s grown, it’s maintained its small-town feel and culture. Even when you’re in the heart of Huntsville, you’ll never feel lost in the big city, and that’s just how Huntsville residents want it.


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