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Traveling to Huntsville?

Huntsville is Surprisingly Close 


While Huntsville may be part of the South, it is surprisingly close to much of the U.S. It is just 1.5 hours from Nashville and Birmingham, about 3 hours from Atlanta and Memphis, and 5-6 hours from St. Louis and New Orleans. And if you are traveling from Chicago, Orlando or Washington D.C., you can be here in a day's drive!

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1.5 hours:

  • Birmingham, AL

  • Nashville, TN 

3 hours:

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Memphis, TN

5-6 Hours:

  • Great Smoky Mountains

  • St. Louis, MO

  • Beaches of the Gulf Coast

  • New Orleans, LA

9-10 Hours:

  • Chicago, IL

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Orlando, FL

More Than A Rocket City 


Known as Rocket City due to its role in producing the Saturn V rocket that put men on the moon, Huntsville/Madison County is not only home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, but also one of the largest concentrations of Antebellum homes in the South, the second largest research park in the U.S., award-winning chefs and more than a dozen craft breweries.

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Get More Travel Info 


Learn more about things to do in Huntsville at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau website or review their suggested itineraries for variety of interests. Once you've settled on what to do in addition to cigar box guitar music, access the free Huntsville Attractions Pass for coupons or buy the 1 Day or 2 Day Huntsville and North Alabama Attraction Ticket.

Huntsville is bordered by the Appalachian foothills with 1,200-1,500-foot peaks to the east, while the southern boundary is the Tennessee River.

Book Your Hotel 


The official hotels of The Cigar Box Guitar Store, the Comfort Suites Huntsville MidCity District at Research Park and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Huntsville - Space Center, are ready to accommodate you. Centrally located, both hotels are just minutes from our studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment as well as other Huntsville attractions and activities.

The Cigar Box Guitar Store, is located in Studio 106 at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, the largest privately-owned artists community in the U.S. with over 150 studios, restaurants and other activities in 198,000 square feet. The Cigar Box Guitar Store can be tricky to find once you are at the Lowe Mill complex. Click here for a map and directions to our studio on the property.

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