When it’s time to take a vacation, Army Family and MWR is ready to help make it the best getaway ever. Whether you’re heading for the beach, ready to take a cruise or are destined for a week at a great theme park, we are here to help.
We can assist you in a number of ways, including with attraction tickets, cruise booking, resort vacation rentals and much more. If you are an eligible patron, these services and offers are available to you.
Where to Start
Your Leisure Travel Office or ITT Office is the best place to start planning your dream vacation or getaway. Our knowledgeable staff are the best source for information about theme park tickets, museum passes, tours, national park admission and historic site tickets. Our offices are also where you can find out about the best hotel rates, airfares and cruise packages – many with discounts you won’t find anywhere else. Start with a visit to your local office to plan your next vacation.
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Ready to take off and enjoy the great outdoors? Paths Across America is your key to Army RV parks and campgrounds.
Simply looking to book a hotel? Army Lodging might have just what you need for a weekend getaway or special family occasion.
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Huntsville’s identity has been shaped by the military, and it wouldn’t be nicknamed “Rocket City” if it weren’t for Redstone Arsenal and the Von Braun rocket team’s pioneering work for the Army. The city is proud to be a military community that plays a critical role in the defense of our nation. More than many communities, the residents understand the sacrifices Service members and their families make.
Perhaps Huntsville’s understanding and appreciation come from the large number of local citizens who have served in the military. Maybe they still have the patriotic excitement that the space race generated in the 1960s. Or, maybe the patriotism comes from the defense jobs that give many of their citizens a closer look at the price of freedom that the members of the Armed Forces pay. Either way, in Huntsville, Alabama, military members are celebrated in the highest regard. Whether you're planning your next family vacation or looking to explore on your own, Rocket City welcomes veterans and active duty servicemembers with a variety of attractions, events, and military discounts.
The Huntsville Veterans Memorial, dedicated on Veterans Day, 11.11.11, honors and pays tribute to all veterans for their "Courage", "Sacrifice", and "Duty". The Memorial has become a hallowed place that inspires visitors to reflect, remember and honor veterans. It provides an educational venue to teach visitors about our military past, the cost of war, and sacrifices made to ensure our freedom.
2. U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
The Museum is dedicated to promoting and disseminating the accomplishments of American military men and women. The emphasis is on participants of World War I and subsequent conflicts, whose survivors and families can use the Museum facilities to reminisce on their own experiences and those of parents, grandparents, and other close relatives. The Museum displays more than 30 historical military vehicles from World War I to the present, including the oldest surviving jeep, the Ford Pygmy.
Free admission is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and First Responders, up to five family members with valid ID.
Each summer visitors are encouraged to take the week to honor the service and sacrifice of men and women who are a part of the armed forces both past and present. From concerts to softball games, food trucks to fireworks, you won’t want to miss these local events. Along with the festivities, several local attractions offer free or discounted admission to active and retired military and their families including the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Burritt on the Mountain, the Earlyworks Children’s Museum, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and The Weeden House.
4. Military Appreciation Nights at Huntsville Havoc and Trash Panda games
Whether you’re a Baseball or a Hockey fan, get your competitive spirit flowing at a local sports game. Both the Huntsville Havoc and the Rocket City Trash Pandas offer Military Nights with special pre and post game festivities and tributes to the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Additionally, throughout the regular season, present a valid military ID at the ticket office to receive $2 off on admission to any game.
Havoc Hockey: During Military Appreciation night Huntsville honors Veterans, activity duty, retirees, members of the National Guard, reserves and their dependents with free ticket vouchers to the game. The players will proudly sport custom designed military themed jerseys on the ice and auction them off after the game.
Rocket CIty Trash Pandas: Head out to Toyota Field for a Military Tribute Night in partnership with Redstone Arsenal. Fans will be awestruck by the pregame activities featuring a parachute team, color guard, flag presentation and more. Finish the night with a patriotic firework display and live music performance.
5. Military Camping Only at Redstone Arsenal
The sky’s the limit for your next family-friendly vacation. Enjoy the great outdoors while relaxing in the comfort of your RV (or tent) at Redstone Arsenal MWR RV Park. The campground is exclusively for active or retired military, DoD civilians and NASA employees.
6. Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their country during Memorial Day Weekend. Take a stroll through Huntsville and visit the museums, monuments, and memorials on an interactive journey of U.S. military history. Stop and see the oldest surviving military Jeep in the world at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum or grab a picnic and head to the park for a relaxing day of remembrance.
7. Veterans Day Celebration
November 11th in Huntsville is a special day thanks to the longtime partnership between the local residents and military community in the area. Along with special celebrations like the Veterans Day Parade, Veterans Day Breakfast, and Veterans Dinner, many local businesses and restaurants will offer deals for veterans and specials to celebrate the day.