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QUESTIONS? ASK US! CLICK, CALL OR EMAIL: | 866.ESC2HSV | ? ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES 41 For hotels, restaurants, shopping, step-on guides, motor coach information, and annual events, please visit For more after hours ideas such as movie theaters and bowling, please visit there's more! MIND GEAR LABS 8331 Madison Blvd, #200B, Madison, AL 35758 | 256.705.4327 | A public digital fabrication workshop and part of the MIT Fab Lab network, MindGear Labs offers a variety of activities for the late elementary, middle, and high school levels. Acitivites include robotics, stop motion animation, building science, and 3D fabrication using a 3D printer. PHOENIX 2939 Johnson Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35805 | 256.880.0671 | See where American flags are made on this factory tour and learn how Phoenix works to assist people with disabilities gain training, skills and employment. PICKWICK BELLE RIVERBOAT Ingalls Harbor, 802 Wilson Street, Decatur, AL 35601 | 877.936.2355 | This authentic paddlewheel riverboat offers cruises on the Tennessee River. PLANTATION TOURS Jacque Reeves, Avalon Tours | 256.509.3940 | | Rhonda Ford, Historical Pursuit, Inc. | 256.650.0516 | 256.527.2488 | In the comfort of your motor coach, drive by the Horton Plantation, Cottonhill, Cedars, Druid's Grove, Belle Manor, Mooresville and enjoy a traditional high tea served at the historic Donnell House. Enjoy the entertaining historical guides in period costumes as they recount the history of these plantations. This tour may be combined with others offered by Avalon Tours.

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