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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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  • Our hotel was within walking distance of this park. It's a lovely area to enjoy day or night. There are a lot of ducks and koi fish. Signs are posted along the way to explain the history. It a... 
    Our hotel was within walking distance of this park. It's a lovely area to enjoy day or night. There are a lot of ducks and koi fish. Signs are posted along the way to explain the history. It a...  more »
  • The park was so nice! Love the 'Welcome to Huntsville' sign. The history on that spot, very cool! We walked all around and took lots of pictures! 
    The park was so nice! Love the 'Welcome to Huntsville' sign. The history on that spot, very cool! We walked all around and took lots of pictures!  more »
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  • Clean well kept park features a fresh water spring with waterfowl and abundant fish. The scenery is tranquil and serene. I didn't give it 5 stars because their is limited parking and no restroom facilities.
  • I wasn't sure where this spring was. It was an enjoyable walk around though. Nice to see people out and enjoying the space. Not much to do. Wanted to pop in somewhere and have a dinner and a drink and not much to choose from.

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