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Big Spring Park, Huntsville

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Big Spring International Park (also known as Big Spring Park) is located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. The park is built around its namesake "Big Spring", the original water source that the city of Huntsville was built around. The Huntsville Museum of Art and Von Braun Center are located in the park. The park is also notable as the venue for the Panoply Arts Festival, held the last full weekend in April, Big Spring Jam, an annual music festival held on the fourth weekend in September from 1993 to 2011, and The Battle of the Buffalo, a buffalo wings competition held by the University of Alabama in Huntsville Alpha Tau Omega fraternity to support cancer research.
Big Spring Park is the expected trail head of the future Singing River Trail of North Alabama. A 70-mile bicycling and walking trail, it will connect Huntsville to Madison, Decatur, and Athens with an extended path along the Tennessee River.
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  • We parked (50 cents/hour) across the 1963 City Hall and joined many others to walk the 1 mile circuit around this park to include its canal. The enclosed 12.5 acres is beautifully manicured with the.....  more »
  • I stayed in a nearby hotel and really enjoyed going for jogs around this park every morning. After breakfast I would bring the wife and kids over to stroll along the water looking at the waterfowl...  more »
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  • I think Big Spring Park is definitely one of my favorite places to visit on a nice sunny day. You can grab a coffee at a nearby coffee shop and walk around the park or sit and enjoy the nice views. Lots of people run or bike around the park too. Don't forget to bring quarters to feed the fish! Pretty, safe to visit. Walk, eat and feed the ducks. Any time of day or night. Also, great place for kids to hide and hunt painted rocks.
  • This park is beautiful. It's very serene with lots of benches whether for resting or eating lunch. There's a great place to eat called Keegan's Pub connected to the park at the northern side. Especially pretty during Christmas with the many decorations and trees!!
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