Must see Attractions in Alabama

Must see Attractions in Alabama
Interesting places to visit in Alabama
McWane Science Center, Birmingham

The McWane Science Center is without a doubt, one of the fun places to go in Alabama with kids.

McWane boasts three levels filled with fun playing areas, and dozens of educational exhibits such as the “winter wonderland” exhibit where you can play in the snow.

There is also a cool glass booth where you can experience the wind power of a category 1 hurricane.

In all, the McWane Center is an excellent place to spend a fun day out with children, while learning interesting science stuff at the same time.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Montgomery

Alabama was the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement in America, and the Rosa Parks museum in Montgomery is the place to go in Alabama to learn about what sparked the Civil Rights movement in America, and the actual incident that lead to Rosa Parks' defiant moment.
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The Rosa Parks museum features video exhibits of the bus incident and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as lots of information on the life of Rosa Parks.

USS Alabama Battleship, Mobile 

The USS Alabama Battleship attraction is without a doubt, one of the must see attractions in Alabama, particularly if you’ve never been on-board a destroyer before.
USS Alabama Battleship features a hanger showcasing a fantastic aircraft and military collection, which includes fighter planes, tanks, and gun boats from the Second World War, Vietnam, and Cold War eras. Besides being able to tour the huge battleship and plane hangar, you’ll also be able to tour the submarine - USS DRUM – and get to experience the cool feeling of being inside a submarine.

Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores

Fort Morgan is undoubtedly, one of the top historic sites to visit in Alabama, and a great place to spend a few hours outdoors while learning about the battles fought there. The tour of Fort Morgan is self-guided and you get to explore all the areas of the fort such as the casemates, powder magazines, etc.

Even if you aren’t much of a history buff, Fort Morgan historic site is a beautiful place to visit if anything, just to enjoy the reenactments, and the fantastic views of the ocean, and Mobile Bay. If you do want to visit the reenactments, be sure to pass by the fort on January 29th and August 6th to attend the commemoration events.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), Birmingham

The Civil Rights Institute is one place that you have to add to your list of must see attractions in Alabama not only to learn about the Civil Rights movement, but also about African-American culture.

The Civil Rights Institute boasts lots of exhibits such as one of the burnt Freedom Riders buses, a 60's armored police vehicle, and video footage. The institute also organizes children’s activities and hosts annual events such as Black History month (February), and Martin Luther King holiday (Jan 17).

Estuarium, Dauphin Island

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Alabama with small kids, the Estuarium is another nice little place to go for a fun day out with the family.

The Estuarium is a marine science center / public aquarium with a cool variety of marine life on display such as jellyfish and seahorses. The Estuarium also features a weather station exhibit, petting tanks, and a 10-mile long wetland, which replicates the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, which is the largest river delta in Alabama.

Noccalula Falls Park, Gadsden

Noccalula Falls Park is easily one of the most beautiful tourist attractions to visit in Alabama, and it’s another great place to enjoy fun outdoor activities with family and friends. Noccalula Falls Park is known primarily for the Noccalula Falls and the bronze statue of the Cherokee princess, though it’s also one of the best places to go camping in Alabama.

There are lots you can do at the park besides taking in and photographing the majestic views of falls. The park also boasts a cute petting zoo, and a replica CP Huntington train which you can ride, as well as a Pioneer Village featuring authentic buildings (school house, blacksmith shop, etc) built by the early settlers.

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