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“Very cool and lots of attention to detail”

Earlyworks Museum Complex
Ranked #22 of 68 things to do in Huntsville
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Owner description: Interactive children's museum focused on teaching about Alabama history.
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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“Very cool and lots of attention to detail”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I took my twin 5 year old boys to Early Works Museum in Huntsville. The part of town it is in is the historic part of downtown Huntsville and is very pretty. We parked in the parking garage on Gates Avenue right across from the museum. It is meter parking so bring change.

The museum is mostly set up with different areas or rooms which is nice because if one area is busy, you can move to another area and keeps it quiet. The only busy part was the Biscuit's Backyard which is the smaller kid play area for kids 6 and under. That part was very cute and fun with lots of fun things for young kids to do. It even had an area for babies 18 months and younger only.

The other parts of the museum are old timey general store, building with block area, a giant keel boat replica, etc. My boys really enjoyed the boat and the kidstruction building block area and the area in the back with train and car tables. We went on a Wednesday during our Spring Break. The crowd was manageable. I love the attention to detail with this museum. They have a beautiful mural along the back wall and neat architecture throughout.

It mostly focuses on the history of Alabama from coal mining to folk tales to the river to architecture to slavery etc. Very neat. We all had a great time. It was all indoors so a good cold or rainy day activity. If we lived in Huntsville I would definitely have a membership here and come all the time.

They do not have a restaurant but have a cute eating area with some snack machines and you are allowed to bring in your own food which is nice. Everything was very clean in the whole museum. At one point we were playing in the general store area and we turned around a few minutes later and that area was magically picked up again and set back to start. So the employees must be on top of their game.

I would highly recommend this museum for young children. We got a package deal with the Train Depot museum too.

Visited March 2013
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Alabama
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“History comes alive”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Talking trees, riverboats, and cabins make history come to life in this wonderful hands on museum devoted to history. I went with a school group and they were all completely enthralled. There is even a separate area for the younger visitors.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“A must see!!”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

this was by far our favorite museum in Huntsville!! Our kids loved it and it was all hands on. We could have spent several days there. We would definately go back and if you live in Huntsville your kids are lucky to have such a great spot to spend the day.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“We love it”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My 2 year old asks for it by name. 3 different museums. Play area for the little one called Biscuits at the main museum. Depot Train station also has an area for little kids.

Visited November 2012
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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“Just o.k.”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

It was o.k. the 3 year old had much more fun than the 5 year old. Propably more interesting if your from Alabama. We went their mainly because it was raining and not much else to do.

Visited October 2012
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