Monte Sano State Park
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Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano, Spanish for “Mountain of Health,” rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. The mountain has attracted visitors since the mid 1820’s with the establishment of the town of Viduta, a derivative of the Spanish word “Vida,” meaning life. Viduta was home to a sanatorium and a hotel resort, Hotel Monte Sano, which opened its doors in 1887 and closed in the early 1900s due to a declining economy. Located in the center of Huntsville, 2,500 natural acres provide 14 vacation cottages, camping, picnic areas and pavilions, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds and flower gardens.

5105 Nolen Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801
256 534-6589
Open daily dawn-dusk
This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.
Discounts offered to Senior
Wheelchair Accessible
Admission Charged
$3 adults, $1 children and seniors
Open daily dawn-dusk

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  • 5105 Nolen Ave.
  • Huntsville, AL 35801
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