Wonderful Alabama tourist attractions are scattered all across the Yellowhammer
State, as the state is nicknamed. From the pristine beaches
of Gulf Shores, to the national
parks, to vibrant cities, you'll find things to do in Alabama that will suite
every taste and budget. In addition to golfing,
other outdoor Alabama tourist attractions that draw visitors are fishing,
both deep sea and river, and the state's lovely wilderness areas that are excellent
for camping and hiking.
The state has played an important role in the country's space program, and another
of the Alabama tourist attractions is the Space
and Rocket Center, located in Huntsville
and which contains the country's largest collection of space hardware, including
the Apollo lunar landing module (LEM) and the early Gemini and Mercury training
Things To Do In Alabama
One of the things to do in Birmingham
Alabama is shop, and one of the region's premier attractions for doing this
and more is the Riverchase
Galleria. This huge mall boasts more than 200 shops, services and restaurants
located under the world's largest skylight. And there are also deluxe hotels
here that are accessible to other things to do in Birmingham Alabama and other
nearby Alabama tourist attractions such as the famous Talladega
For other spectator sports and gaming, you'll find Native American casinos offer gaming among the other things to do in Birmingham Alabama as well as across other parts of the state. If you like gaming of another sort, you'll find one of the things to do in Mobile Alabama is to head off to the city's popular greyhound dog track. Golfing is one of the major Alabama tourist attractions and there is a series of award winning courses called the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, named for the legendary golf course architect who designed them before his death in 2000. Some of the courses incorporate luxury resorts and spas in their design, so it is possible to book complete Alabama vacation packages that concentrate on golf.
The coastline of Florida's panhandle is part of Alabama's coastal ecosystem, and provides many things to do in Mobile Alabama with beautiful beaches and coastal islands (such as Dauphin Island) that protect and provide things to do in Mobile Alabama in the river delta ecosystem of the region. This coastal region provides more things to do in Mobile Alabama such as the venerable World War II battleship, the USS Alabama that is moored in the city's Battleship Memorial Park. Mobile is also a great destination for spending a few days before or after your Caribbean cruise, as it is the main city accessible to the Alabama Cruise Port.
If you're interested in history, you'll want your things to do in Alabama to include Old Alabama Town. Like Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Old Alabama Town consists of authentic, restored structures from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Located along a stretch of six blocks in downtown in the capital city of Montgomery, the historic Old Town showcases Alabama's way of life from elegant city townhouses to pioneer cabins. Also part of Alabama's history are numerous gracious antebellum mansions that played such an integral part of the Old South. These are found both in the cities and as part of former cotton plantations. These lovely old mansions are Alabama tourist attractions and many are open for tours. Some others have been converted into luxury hotels and bed and breakfast inns, providing easy access to things to do in Alabama as well as unique lodging options.