|Must see Attractions in Alabama|
Alabama offers so many things to do and see that you’re simply spoiled for choice. You can enjoy outdoor activities at one of the many state parks, enjoy a beach vacation in the Gulf Coast or explore Alabama’s historic towns and cities.
To give you an idea of what to places to visit in the state, here it is a list of interesting places to visit in Alabama worth adding to your itinerary.
The town of Huntsville is truly blesses with lovely surroundings, and being so close to Tennessee; it really is a great place to base your vacation in Alabama.
Hunstville is on my list of interesting places to visit in Alabama because of the museums, historical buildings and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
If you’re interested in science and a space rockets, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is one of the coolest things to do in Huntsville with the family. The Space Center boasts really cool exhibits on space rocket technology as well as interactive movies.
While in Huntsville, a few other places you do want to explore are the Huntsville Depot Museum, the Railroad Museum and the lovely Burritt Mansion which is now walk in museum.
Birmingham is located in the heart of Alabama, and a trip to the state wouldn’t be complete without exploring this vibrant and historic city.
Downtown Birmingham is certainly one of the most interesting places to visit in Alabama because it was on this district where the American Civil Rights Movement took place.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll find the historic tours of the downtown area interesting and quite educational.
The city also boasts plenty of other cultural attractions like antebellum homes, a science center and the Jazz Hall of Fame.
If you're traveling to Birmingham on a day trip, I would suggest heading first to Vulcan Park because it serves as the city's Visitor Center.
By the way, Vulcan Park is home to “Vulcan” which is the largest cast iron statue in the world and second largest statue in the states after “Lady Liberty” in New York.
If you’re looking for fun outdoor attractions, the state’s caverns are some of the most interesting places to visit in Alabama because they offer a nice little break from the city crowds.
Three great caverns that you can check out, not far from each other, are Russell Cave National Monument (right on the Alabama-Tennessee border), Sequoyah Caverns and Cathedral Caverns, which are all located northeast of Alabama.
Having said this, Sequoyah Caverns and Cathedral Caverns are two of my favorites because the caverns are quite impressive and feature underground waterfalls and odd looking fossils.
Apart from this, the caverns are located within a recreational area with campgrounds, which is a plus if you want to spend a few days in the area.
Talladega National Forest
Talladega National Forest is a popular place to explore on a backpacking trip because of the amazing Cheaha Mountains.
During the autumn the forest is one of the best places to see fall foliage in Alabama, and enjoying a leaf-peeping tour.
The Talladega Forest has many scenic byways that you can drive along taking in the beautiful fall colors.
Mobile is Alabama’s getaway to the Gulf Coast and a great place to base your vacation, as it's not too far from vacation spots like Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and Orange Beach.
Apart from the beautiful beaches and its close proximity to Florida, I added the Gulf Coast to my list of interesting places to visit in Alabama because of the many confederate forts built here to protect Mobile Bay.
The main three ports are:
-Fort Conde in Mobile AL
-Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores AL
-Fort Gaines in Dauphin Island AL
My favourite one, though, it is the one located in Dauphin Island because it was the main confederate fort guarding Mobile Bay.
You can get lovely views from the fort top floors, and explore the fort’s many bastions and areas like the bakery room, a blacksmith shop, officer’s quarters and cannons
Selma & Montgomery
Selma and Montgomery are two other interesting places to visit in Alabama that I would recommend visiting, apart from Birmingham, because of their historic significance in Alabama’s history.
Selma marked the beginning of three of the famous Civil Rights marches to the city of Montgomery.
The town of Selma, itself, has many interesting attractions like the Slavery & Civil War Museum and the Old Depot Museum that you can check out.
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