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At Play in the Tennessee Valley

Many residents — whether families or singles — agree that living in the Tennessee Valley is exciting because there are so many attractions, and they’re all easily accessible. You can see a Broadway play, listen to a symphony, visit an art museum and play a championship golf course without being concerned about traffic and parking.

Visitors who want to be “astronauts for a day” can sample astronaut-training activities at the sprawling U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Downtown Huntsville’s variety of museums and attractions and its outstanding symphony orchestra offer rich cultural opportunities involving the arts. Nearby, visit Limestone County’s annual Renaissance Festival, Cullman’s Oktoberfest, or Hartselle’s nationally recognized Depot Days festival.

The Tennessee Valley also delivers a sportsman’s paradise — fishing, hunting, boating, water skiing, picnicking, hiking, biking and more. The legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which encompasses 26 courses in 11 cities in Alabama, begins here at the 54-hole Hampton Cove Golf Course. Huntsville also boasts a minor league professional hockey team, the Havoc. The area will be getting a Double-A baseball team, the Rocket City Trash Pandas, in 2020.

From its historic sites to the latest recreational and cultural amenities, the Tennessee Valley blends high-tech job opportunities and convenience with the charm of the past. Driving through the region, you will find that it seems equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Here, you can reflect on the earliest years of America, the struggles of the Civil War and the dawn of the Space Age.

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