Monte Sano State Park – Huntsville, AL

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    Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Monte Sano State Park is a great place for outdoor family fun.  The park has been open since 1938.  Monte Sano means "Mountain of health" in Spanish and  the park was originally a retreat for those suffering from diseases such as cholera and yellow fever.  Once those diseases were eradicated, people still visited the park to take advantage of the clean mountain air and the spectacular views. We visited on an overcast day. (Don't let … [Read more...]

Lane Motor Museum

A view of the open floor of the museum

I am a car fan - so I was really excited when I found out about Lane Motor Museum. I can tell you pretty much every make and model I see driving down the road. I watch Formula 1 on Sundays and I attended the US Grand Prix this year in Austin. So, you would expect me to be jumping up and down to go to a car museum (which I was). :) So, one rainy Sunday morning I convinced my family to come with me to explore Lane Motor Museum. I don't think they expected to be there for long. But, two and a … [Read more...]

Nashville Library

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The Nashville Library is much more than a destination to check out a book. You could happily spend half a day enjoying all the amenities. The library is 3 HUGE floors of resources, but our typical visit is to the children and teen areas. There is parking in a garage under the library - so no matter the weather you are warm and dry. The entrance to the garage is on 6th Ave N and the first 90 minutes are free - the daily max is $8. Make sure to get your parking ticket validated in the lobby. My … [Read more...]

2014 Christmas Deals and Discounts

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  There are lots of activities and events for Christmas but the cost of all that fun can add up! Here are some deals and discounts we have found.   Check back often, we will add more as we find them. And if you know of more, please leave them in the comments and we will add them to share with everyone. ICE! $3 discount coupons available at area Wendys $7 off adults and $4 off kids tickets with code: ICEPOST for tickets M - F Nov. 16th through Nov. 25th Specially marked … [Read more...]

Burritt on the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain - Mansion

We were given tickets to visit Burritt on the Mountain by the Huntsville CVB. We appreciate their support of Nashville Fun For Families that allows us to spread the word of fun things to do in Nashville and beyond. Burritt on the Mountain, located 5 miles east of downtown Huntsville is near the top of the famed Monte Sano, Italian for "Mountain of Health", where the Hotel Monte Sano once stood. The mansion was built as a retirement home by Dr. William Henry Burritt, and was left to the city … [Read more...]

Christmas/Holiday Special Events

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  North Pole Express Excursion Train - Tennessee Central Railway Museum (Map)   Five of these trips are planned.  Hurry to get your seat because these always sell out early. Saturday November 29, 2014  - Boards at station @ 8:30 AM - Instructions for getting tickets at this link Come ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Watertown! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras! And, be sure to bring … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Lots

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  Not everyone who prefers a live Christmas Tree likes to cut their own or buy from a farm.  Here's a list of places to buy your live tree right in your local area. No 'over the river and through the woods' required!   Santa's Christmas Trees  - Several Locations     Open 9AM - 9PM  7 days a week.  First shipment arrives Friday November 21, 2104.  Tree delivery is also available. Nashville  - 12th Avenue  (Map) Nashville -  Hillsboro Pike … [Read more...]