Your ultimate guide to 10 of Huntsville’s most photogenic spots

Chandelier mural
Grab your gals (or your guys) and head out for a photoshoot! (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

It’s graduation season, which means it’s time for photos!

Whether you’re looking for a spot to take grad, engagement or family photos or simply need to update your social media presence, we’ve got you covered. Read on for 10 of our favorite photo locations in and around Huntsville.

1. 106 Jefferson Chandelier Mural

Chandelier
The perfect pop of color. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

One of Huntsville’s newest murals is the perfect spot to strike a pose. If you’re looking for a pop of color to punch up your IG feed, you should stop here first.

2. Burritt on the Mountain

Get one of the best views in town at Burritt on the Mountain. Walk along one of the nature trails for unique views and a bit of adventure.

3. Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano
Touch the sky at the top of Monte Sano. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Another mountaintop destination, the overlook at Monte Sano is perfect for nature lovers. you can also take photos at the lodge and on the trails. This would be stunning in the fall.

4. Main Street, Madison

Madison
Head to the Gazebo for great pics. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Main Street in Madison is home to several of our favorite local businesses (looking at you, Old Black Bear), but it’s also a sweet spot for photos. Head to the gazebo, or grab a few snaps while you walk down the main stretch.

5. Big Spring Park

Welcome to Huntsville
Try to spot this mural in Big Spring Park. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Who could forget one of downtown Huntsville’s most eye-catching destinations, Big Spring Park? Head to the east part of the park for photos by the Welcome to Huntsville mural and the Koi Fish, or go to the red bridge at the west side of the park—you might even get a cameo from a local celebrity. (And yes, we’re talking about the ducks.)

6. Huntsville Botanical Garden

garden
Maybe you can grab a better photo than this selfie. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better place to enjoy it than the Huntsville Botanical Garden. If you’re interested in having or taking professional photos in the Garden, you will need to pay a fee—simply fill out the online photography application to make sure you’re approved. (This only applies to professional sessions, so no worries for hobbyists and other visitors.)

7. Ditto Landing

Ditto Landing is one of South Huntsville’s favorite spots to watch the sun set over the Tennessee River. Explore the 17 acres of space, and don’t miss your perfect golden hour photo.

8. U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Saturn V
I’m a huge fan of the Space and Rocket Center. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

What’s better than a photo with the Saturn V? Photos with all the other cool exhibits at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Nothing says “Rocket City” like, well, rockets.

9. Campus No. 805

Campus No 805
Can you imagine a photo shoot in here? (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

Campus 805 is so much more than an old school. Bring your camera into Ronnie Raygun’s Pinball Arcade for a vintage-inspired photoshoot like no other, or explore the speakeasy, the numerous on-site restaurants and bars, or wander the halls of the old middle school. You never know what you’ll find.

10. Lowe Mill

Lowe Mill
There’s art tucked into every corner at Lowe Mill. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Huntsville’s favorite textile-mill-turned-entertainment-district is brimming with unique character. Explore the property, or make use of the light-filled third floor warehouse designated specifically for photography. Just don’t forget to grab a photography pass first.


What do you think is the most photogenic spot in town? You know what to do—tag @hvilleblast and use #hvilleblast in all your fabulous photos.

Emily Phillips
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