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Alabama Tourist Attractions

by Vishul Malik

Alabama is the ideal holiday and adventure location, thanks to the many historical museums and beautiful beaches. Alabama travel provides one the opportunity to explore the diverse natural beauty of the southern USA state. Tourists can visit the mountainous north or the metropolitan areas in the central region. Besides, they can enjoy the gulf coast in the southwest and the diverse southern region that is home to many rivers.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach stretches for 32 miles and is reputedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the top destinations for Alabama travel this beach offers tourists the chance to attain a good balance between non-stop fun and pure leisure.

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long and marks the age-old track that once connected southern parts of Mississippi through the state to the salt licks in present-day central Tennessee.

Russell Cave National Monument

The Russell Cave National Monument has immense historic significance as it used to be home to prehistoric races for over 10,000 years. It provides clues about the lifestyle and different practices of the earliest inhabitants of North America stretching from 6500 BC to 1650 AD. The monument is among the integral parts of the Alabama travel experience.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail lets tourists catch a glimpse of the way Cherokee people survived after they were evicted from their traditional homes in the southeastern USA during the 1840s.

Besides, the tourists can visit some other tourist destinations in Alabama such as the following:

  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Desoto Caverns

Top cities in Alabama

  • Montgomery

    Besides being the state capital of Alabama it was also the first capital of the Confederacy

  • Mobile

    It is the only port in the state and the biggest city close to the Gulf

  • Auburn

    It is home to the Auburn University

  • Tuscaloosa

    It is home to the University of Alabama

  • Birmingham

    It is the largest city in Alabama

  • Tuscumbia

    It is where Helen Keller lived

  • Huntsville

    It is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center

State Parks in Alabama Blakeley State Park, Blue Springs State Park, Oak Mountain State Park, Chickasaw State Park, Lakepoint State Park, Roland Cooper State Park
Beaches Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, the Shoals
Museums Birmingham Museum of Art, George Washington Carver Museum, US Army Aviation Museum, Women’s Army Corps Museum, American Sport Art Museum and Archives
Historical Landmarks Alabama State Capitol, Apalachicola Fort Site, Barton Hall, Fort Morgan, Kenworthy Hall, Moundville Site
Other Places Wilson Dam, Alabama Space and Rocket Center, Arlington, Russell Cave National Monument, Huntsville Botanical Garden


Top Tourist Attractions in Alabama

Known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama features many tourist attractions: the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Jazz Hall of Fame, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tannehill Historical State Park, Birmingham Zoo, and the Dauphin Island.

  • Chickasaw State Park:

    Located in Marengo County, Alabama, the Chickasaw State Park is one of the must-visit places in Alabama. Hiking trails, a wading pool for children, and playground equipment are some of the features of the park.

  • Orange Beach:

    A perfect holiday getaway, Orange Beach is located in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It regularly hosts sporting events at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

  • Birmingham Museum of Art:

    The Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama was founded in 1951. It has one of the finest collections in the Southeast United States, with more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts. The Museum also houses a remarkable collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures from the late thirteenth century to 1750.

  • US Space and Rocket Center:

    Located in Huntsville, Alabama, the US Space and Rocket Center is a magnificent place and offers great adventure. There is a big Saturn V rocket standing outside the Space Museum that draws millions of people worldwide. The Center also houses a museum showcasing the hardware of the United States space program.

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden:

    One of the most fascinating places in Huntsville, the Huntsville Botanical Garden is one of the top tourist attractions. There is a wealth of native flowers (daylily, fern, herb, perennial, rose), plants, trees, water, butterflies, and aquatic life.

  • Alabama Statehouse:

    : The Alabama Statehouse is a Greek Revival building and is the house of government for the state of Alabama. The building contains many artworks, including portraits of governors and lieutenant governors of the state. The building also functions as a museum; various tours, exhibitions, and other activities are organized by the museum.

  • Harding Memorial:

    Designed by Henry Hornbostel and Eric Wood, Harding Memorial is a huge building over fifty feet tall made of white Georgian Marble. It is dedicated to the late President Herbert Hoover and his wife.

  • Cleveland:

    Nicknamed “The Forest City”, “Metropolis of the Western Reserve”, “Sixth City”, “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World”, Cleveland has a wide range of tourist destinations. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Great Lakes Science Center are some of the popular places in the city. Winterfest is an annual celebration held annually at the city’s historic hub, Public Square; the event draws many visitors from all across the world.

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