Give the gift of experience: 9 gift ideas in Huntsville

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Gift adventure this year, Huntsville. Photo via High Point Facebook

Gift giving can be difficult, especially if you’re gifting to someone like me (who buys everything they like). If you’re ready to give the gift of experience, memories and quality time—we’ve got you covered. You’re sure to find the perfect gift whether you’re gifting an art lover, history buff, future scientist, adrenaline junkie or a romantic. Read on for nine adventures in Huntsville.

1. High Point

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
How fun does this look? Photo via High Point Facebook

Get your climb on. You can also buy a 7-day pass, monthly membership and more.

  • Location: 1020 Nunnahsae, N Park Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday + Friday 6AM-10PM | Tuesday, Thursday + Saturday 10AM-10PM | Sunday 10AM-8PM
  • Tickets: Purchase a day pass at High Point
    • $26.70 Adults (including gear)
    • $24.50 Children (including gear)
    • $19 Adults
    • $17 Children

2. Skate in the Park

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Have you been yet? Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

You can make the gift a whole experience by pairing a trip to the Huntsville Museum of Art and finishing with some ice skating. A double whammy.

The ice skating rink will be set up until January 17.

  • Location: Huntsville Museum of Art | 300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9PM | Friday 4-10PM | Saturday 10AM-10PM | Sunday 12-8PM
  • Tickets: Purchase your tickets at the ice skating rink
    • $15 for ages 10 and up
    • $10 for ages 9 and under
    • $13 for groups of 10 or more
    • $5 scooter rental
    • $5 discount if you bring your own skates

3. Museum of Art

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
What will you find inside? Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Take a stroll through galleries of beautiful art. Make a whole day (or evening) out of it by grabbing dinner and drinks before or after. Really want to treat this art lover of yours? Spoil them with a membership to the museum.

  • Location: 300 Church Street S, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-4PM | Thursday 10AM-8PM | Sunday 12-5PM
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door or online
    • $12 Adults
    • $10 Seniors (Ages 60+)
    • $10 Military and Educators
    • $5 Students
    • $5 Children (Ages 6-11)
    • $5 After 5PM on Thursdays
    • Free for Members + Children under 6

4. Topgolf

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Enjoying Topgolf in Birmingham. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Who doesn’t love a round or two of Topgolf?

5. Huntsville Escape Rooms

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Teamwork makes the dreamwork. Photo via Huntsville Escape Rooms

They’ll have to use some serious brain power to figure this one out.

  • Location: 604 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-8:15PM | Friday 1:30-11:15PM | Saturday 11:30AM-11:30PM | Sunday 1:30-7:30PM
  • Tickets: Tickets can be bought online
    • $26 Tuesday-Thursday
    • $28 Friday-Sunday (group of 4+)
    • $32 Friday-Sunday (group of 2-3)

6. Civil Axe Throwing

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Who wants to go? Photo via Civil Axe Throwing Facebook

What could be more fun than throwing axes? I’m not sure there is anything.

7. U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
What’s not to love about space exploration? Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

This is a great idea for all ages. There is plenty for kids and twenty-somethings love it, too! Trust me.

  • Location: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-4PM | Saturday 10AM-5PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door or online
    • $25 Adults (13+)
    • $17 Children
    • Free for children 4 and under
    • Free for members

8. Vision Zipline

Experience Gifts In Huntsville
Up, up and away. Photo via Vision Zipline Facebook

Soar through the sky with this gift idea.

9. Star HB Farms

Experience Gifts
Sign me up. Photo via Star HB Farms Facebook

Take someone special to explore Huntsville and check out the best views. All while on the back of a beautiful horse.

  • Location: 4483 Juniper Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35810
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10AM-2PM | Saturday 10AM-3PM
  • Tickets: Purchase your tickets at Star HB Farms (cash and check only), reservations by calling (256) 527-5399
    • $40/hour to ride on their horses
    • $20/day to bring your own horse to their tracks

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