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We are so excited to return to the Holiday Inn Huntsville!!! 

The Holiday Inn recently underwent $4,000,000 of renovations and it is beautiful. If you have ever been there before now, you won’t recognize the place. Below you will find some info about the hotel and the direct link to reserve your room for Con Kasterborous 2020!!! See you then!!

Welcome to Holiday Inn Huntsville-Research Park

Other Huntsville Hotels Can’t Beat Our Holiday Inn® Hotel

Our Huntsville hotel is located just 14 miles from the Huntsville International Airport, as well as convenient to numerous businesses and attractions.

For business travelers, we offer a well-equipped Business Center and eight on-site meeting rooms that total 5,420 square feet of meeting space. Our Huntsville hotel’s location also places our guests near numerous corporate businesses, including Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal. We are just a few miles from the Von Braun Civic Center and the John Hunt Park, as well.

Families in Huntsville can easily visit the Early Works Children’s Museum or the US Space Camp as they are both close to our hotel. Be sure to explore the Huntsville Botanical Garden or visit the US Space and Rocket Center, too. If you need to relax, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is only 15 miles from our hotel.

We are confident that our guests will love the free high-speed fiber optic wireless Internet access that we offer throughout the hotel. After a long day of work or sightseeing, you can relax in the indoor or the outdoor pool. Our hotel’s restaurant, Hopper’s Bar and Grill, offers delicious American cuisine and your favorite beverages.


There are many, many places to eat in town, we have it all. Below are just a few places close by to the event location that you may be interested in. There are plenty more choices on this list, best thing to do is hit up Google Maps for them all, or just drive and browse. Please note that in this economy, it’s very possible that a restaurant may close or change during the time this was written and the time of the Con.

Bridgestreet has plenty of restaurants in walking distance. Clicking on the hyperlink will take you to a listing of nearby eateries.

Thrift Stores

Uh oh…need that last piece for your costume? Want to put one together in a hurry? Thrift Shops usually provide good results, and Huntsville has a lot of them! Here’s a list of the ones in town, as well as a map on how to get to them.

Other Places of Interest

We hope that you would want to stay with us during Con hours, but we understand that you may have family with you and you may want to check out other locations during your stay. Below are just a few interesting things that Huntsville has to offer. Be sure to check out their websites for more information as well as directions on how to get to there!

Space & Rocket Center

Home to Space Camp, and Aviation Challenge; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Facilities include the Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center, which houses NASA’s Educator Resource Center, and more. The Davidson Center for Space Exploration is like no other in the country. In its 476 foot long, 90 foot wide and 63 foot high structure, suspended 10 feet above the floor, is a national historic treasure, the mighty Saturn V, restored to its Apollo era readiness.

Visitors to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will experience Huntsville’s role in the making of the moon rocket, the space race, the Apollo missions, learn about the Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station and NASA’s future missions. Visitors may trace the evolution of humankind’s ventures into space and watch as tomorrow’s potential engineers, scientists and astronauts train in one of the Space Camp or Aviation Challenge Programs.

Botanical Gardens

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Huntsville. It has consistently made the “Top 20 Attractions in the Southeast” list. Located on Bob Wallace Avenue, the Huntsville Botanical Garden covers over 120 acres and has numerous festivals and activities to enjoy throughout the year. It is open year round and during the winter months, you can even bring your dog to the garden for a romp around the grounds.

Early Works Museum

Civil War soldiers, a Talking Tree and whimmy diddles – see them all at the EarlyWorks Museums- Alabama Constitution Village, the Historic Huntsville Depot and EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum. These three museums in downtown Huntsville will take you on a journey back in time– experience history come to life in unique settings such as a 46-foot river keelboat, an 1860’s era depot or the cabinet shop where delegates stood to sign the Alabama State Constitution in 1819. Your incredible adventure awaits at the South’s largest hands-on history museum complex.