Here at The Vision we have a host of activities you and your group can participate in. Below is also a list of Huntsville area attractions that your group may also enjoy.
 
Activities at The Vision:
  • Ropes Course – $15/per person for a 3-4 hour session
    • Includes both low and high elements.
    • Team building challenges and faith-based lessons led by trained facilitators.
    • Minimum group of 8 people required. Groups larger than 15 will be split into smaller groups.
    • Release form required.
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  • Canoeing
    • We have 2 self-guided canoe trip options available. We provide the canoes, life jackets, and paddles. Group leaders will need to help with shuttling participants to and from the river.
    • Canoe Float at Hobbs Island – An easy canoe float at Hobbs Island. Our staff will help your group get in the canoes, and you are free to explore the Hobbs Island Inlet – 1 hour – $15/per person
    • River Paddle on the Flint/Tennessee – Our staff will put you in at the Clouds Cove Boat Launch and pick you up at the Hobbs Island Inlet/Pit Stop takeout. Enjoy the beautiful views as you enter the Tennessee River and see the lighthouse on Hobbs Island – approx. 3.5 hours – $30/per person
    • Minimum group of 8 people required.
    • Release form required
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  • Archery – $10/per person for a 1.5-hour session
    • We are excited to offer an archery event for groups of up to 20 at time. Our archery range features Genesis bows which are suitable for shooters 3rd Grade (age 8) through Adults. Session includes a safety lesson and devotional.
    • Release form required.
  • Rappelling – $15/per person for a 3-hour session
    • We are excited to now offer a rappelling and climbing event! Groups of 8 or more can learn to rappel off our beginner and advanced areas of “Speedway Cave” and climb the crag. This bluff features an over 60-foot rock face with an exhilarating free-fall towards the bottom. Contact us to make this event part of your stay with us at The Vision, or just plan to come out for a day of adventure! 
    • Minimum group of 8 people required. 
    • Release form required.
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  • Tomahawk Throwing – $5/per person for a 30-minute session
    • Release form required
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OTHER ACTIVITIES
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  • Games in our activities fields (bring your own or let our staff organize games for you)
  • Gaga Ball pit
  • Nature hikes (<1 mile on our Smoke Tree trail or 3.5 miles on our Wade Point trail)
    • Guided night hike available for $5 per person
  • Game room (Ping-pong, air hockey, skee-ball, basketball, darts, etc. Lodge reservation required)
  • Vintage playground equipment
  • Campfires/Bonfires
  • Hayrides (seasonal)
  • Swimming, boating, and fishing at our Pier/waterfront (under construction)
  • Swimming in our outdoor pool.
 
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Huntsville Area Activities:

 

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. The museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Experience the physics of astronaut training like never before in simulators like Space ShotTM and G-Force. The Spacedome IMAX® Theater and the National Geographic Theater transports you to different worlds with amazing documentary films like Hubble, and live demonstrations in the Discovery Theater will have you seeing space science in a whole new light. Dozens of interactive exhibits encourage visitor participation, prompting one official to note: “Here, everyone can be an astronaut for the day!”

General Admission:

  • Adults (13 and up) – $20
  • Children (5 to 12) – $15
  • Children 4 and under – FREE

Adding IMAX to your visit will increase price.

Distance: 18 miles

Website: rocketcenter.com

 

Shakalaka

Jump around on one of the largest jumping fields in America. Over 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 30,000 sq. ft. facility. The trampoline field features over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling to test your vertical. Shakalaka features one of the nation’s largest trampoline dodgeball courts. Launch yourself to dunk on one of their high-flying basketball hoops!

All jumpers must have a signed waiver in order to enter. These can be obtained through the website. Groups of 10 or more must call for advance tickets.

Cost: $12 for an hour (see website for pricing details)

Distance: 17 miles

 
 

Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex

Also known as Huntsville Iceplex

Public skating times vary by day and can be determined by looking at the schedule on their website. The times are generally 2-4 hours in length. Ice skates are available for rental.

Cost $8 Admission; $3 skate rental (see website for details)

Distance: 11.5 miles

 
 

Southern Adventures

Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages. Whether you are young or just young-at-heart, Southern Adventures has activities for you. Amenities include two adventure golf courses, water park, amazon café, go-kart track, carnival rides, batting cages, bumper cars, roller coaster simulator, “The Rock” climbing wall, and the latest in video games.

Cost: Varies with activities and group rates are available. See website for details.

Distance: 12 miles

 
 

Pump It Up

Pump It Up is an indoor gym filled with inflatables like the Velcro Wall, Bounce Castle, and Obstacle Course. Open Jumps are open play time where jumpers can have the time of their life. The massive inflatables spark their imaginations and let them burn off energy. It’s not only fun for kids, but provides a healthy workout. The Open Jumps are safe, indoor, climate-controlled, and fun.

A signed waiver is required for all jumpers.

Cost: $7 plus tax per jumper

Distance: 11.6 miles

 
 

Funntasia Family Fun Center

Amusement and miniature golf course

Cost: Varies

Distance: 15 miles

Website: none

 

Carousel Skate Center

Carousel Skate Center is more than just roller skating. It has tons of skating activities, video games and other attractions for everyone to enjoy. The facility is great for exercising and a great place to have fun for all ages.

Cost: Call (256) 534-8589 for group rates

Distance: 12 miles

Website: www.skatecarousel.com

 

Skate Odyssey

Let’s face it, Skate Odyssey is a great value. Where else can you spend so little for so much entertainment time? Even the games and snack bar are priced reasonably, and the pro-shop is designed to be competitive for online sales. Every dollar you spend with Skate Odyssey goes a very long way. The snack bar is always well stocked with goodies, and the games are ready to go.
Cost: Varies with day and event. Call 256-880-7655 for more information.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Website: www.huntsvilleskate.com

 

Madison County Nature Trail

Located atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville, high above the noise of the city, a mood of quiet tranquility envelopes you as you enter the 72 acre park. Open free to the public each day from seven in the morning until thirty minutes prior to sunset, your convenient escape from urban life encompasses Sky Lake, a 1.5 mile walking trail, pavilion, chapel, picnic tables, covered bridge, and accessible restrooms.

Cost: Free

Distance: 10 miles

Website: madisoncountyal.gov/services/naturetrail.shtml

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville Botanical Garden, a valuable community resource for education, recreation and entertainment, is open to the public year-round and is enjoyed by more than 350,000 visitors annually.
Cost: Adults $12

Senior/Military $10

Children ages (3-18) $8

Children 2 and under are free.

Distance: 15 miles

Website: hsvbg.org

 

BEYOND HUNTSVILLE

 

Insanity Complex—Madison

This place has it all! Roller skating, arcade, rock walls, miniature golf, and batting cages. The rock wall is over 30 feet tall and has 9 different routes to choose from. Miniature golf has options for 9, 18, and 27 holes.

Cost: Varies according to activity and day.

Roller skating and Rock wall climbing: $6 Monday-Thursday; $8 Friday –Sunday with $3 skate rental and $2 shoe rental

Miniature golf: 9 holes–$6; 18 holes–$7.50; 27 holes–$9.50

See website for prices on batting cages.

Distance: 25 miles

Website: insanitycomplex.com

 

Point Mallard Water Park–Decatur

The water park features America’s First Wave Pool, Lazy River, Speed Slides, Pro Bowl Slide, Kids area featuring the Squirt Factory & Duck Pond, Concessions & Gift Shop, Scenic Lagoon, Towering Sky Pond Speed Slide, Three Flume Tube Rides, Olympic Pool, and Sandy Beach with complimentary beach loungers.

Cost: GENERAL ADMISSION:
Children (Ages 5 – 11) $15.00
Adults ( 12 and 61) $20.00
Seniors (62+) $15.00
Military (with ID) – $15.00
Children 4 and under FREE

Distance: 35 miles

 
 

Cathedral Caverns—Woodville, AL

The first feature most people notice about Cathedral Caverns is its massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high, a possible world record for commercial caves. The grand entrance is only the beginning. Inside the cavern are some of the most beautiful formations ever created including “Goliath”- one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. Cathedral Caverns features many amazing sites: a “frozen” waterfall, a large stalagmite forest and a most improbable stone formation – a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide!

The cave maintains a comfortable 60 degrees temperature year round; which makes it an excellent field trip for school, church or other groups. The park itself encompasses 493 acres, and there are marked hiking trails available for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors. Cave tours are scheduled throughout the day. In addition to cave tours, Cathedral Caverns State Park also features gemstone mining, an activity for any age, but especially popular with younger visitors. A bag or bucket of mining dirt (seeded with either rough cut gemstones or fossils) is purchased and then sifted through running water in custom-made flumes. You can identify your finds using the gemstone identification display.

Cost: Groups of 25 or more are $12 per person with reservation (cave tour only)

See website for further pricing details.

Distance: 30 miles

Website: http://www.alapark.com/cathedral-caverns-state-park

 

Roller Coasters Skate Center and Laser Tag—Owens Cross Roads

Roller skating, Laser Tag, and concessions!

Cost: Prices vary with day and time. Call 256-533-7528 for details.

Distance: 16 miles

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PLEASE NOTE: Vision Ministry, Inc. is providing this list of Huntsville Area activities as a resource and does not necessarily endorse the above mentioned attractions. Groups are responsible for all transportation, insurance, and activities costs associated with participating in these activities.