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Monte Sano State Park


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How To Find Our Facilities In Monte Sano State Park

Our "street address" is:

Monte Sano State Park
5105 Nolen Ave. SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-539-0316

Please note: Most of the time we do not have someone on site to answer our telephone, except just prior to our planetarium shows or some other VBAS event or meeting.  Please feel free to leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.  If you have a question and do not want to leave a message, please feel free to email one of the officers on the "About Us" page linked from the menu above.

Our facilities are located on a mountain just East of Huntsville in Monte Sano State Park as shown in the map's upper right corner.  At the park's entrance, a fee is normally charged unless you tell them that you are going to a VBAS event!  Once in the park, follow the road to the left at the first intersection until you reach VBAS' entrance on the left just before the overlook in the park.

Your First Visit

It takes about 15 minutes from downtown and you should plan your first visit to arrive while it is still daylight.  Additionally, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before our planetarium programs, which fill up fast!

Easiest Route

From downtown, take Hwy 431 (a.k.a Governors Drive) towards Guntersville until you reach the traffic signal at the top of the mountain, then follow the signs to Monte Sano State Park which will take you up and across the mountain on Monte Sano Boulevard, then right on Nolen Avenue to the park's entrance.

Remember NOT to pay the entrance fee since you are going to VBAS' facilities!

Follow the park's main road to the left at the first intersection and watch for our entrance on the left.

Additional Information

Normally no one is available by phone at our facilities unless we are preparing for an event in which case you can call 256-539-0316 for help with directions.  Please use the "Contact Us" link above for additional information before your visit.

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