20 Tourist Attractions in Alabama

Alabama is one of the states in America, the state with many points of interest including National Parks, Museums, Mountains, Water Parks, and Zoos. The States has many natural parks where thousands of visitors visit each year, here we listed 20 of the best (not ranked) and notable points of interest in the different parts of Alabama.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

It is the Museum in Huntsville established in 1965 architected by David Crowe, is the best attraction that displaying different types of rockets, spacecraft, Achievements, and artifacts. This is the only place to watch the rockets nearly. The Museum is operated by the government of Alabama and exhibiting the U.S. space program, it’s opened 7 days a week with the timing to enter and exit from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Location: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35808

Battleship Memorial Park

This is the Military Memorial Park displaying Aircraft, Museum ships located on the shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile. The museum features Battleship USS Alabama (BB-60), Submarine USS Drum (SS-228), Bomber and Fighter (B-52, P-51 Mustang, A-12 Blackbird), PBR (River Patrol Boat), Skysweeper M51 anti-aircraft gun, M4 Sheman, Missile.

Location: 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36603, United States

Brimingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo established in 1955 on 122 acres is the place for nearly 800 animals making up over 200 species, and many threatened species from six continents. The notable animal exhibits here are Babec (Western Lowland gorilla), Kwanzaa (Lion), Akili (Lion).

Location: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, United States

Cheaha State Park

Cheaha is Alabama’s oldest operating state park with 2,799 acres located in northern clays and southern Cleburne counties it covers Cheaha Mountains the highest point in Alabama.

Location: 2141 Bunker Loop, Delta, AL 36258, United States

Waterville USA

It is the Amusement and Water Park situated just one-fourth miles from the Gulf of Mexico in the city of gulf shores established in 1986. Waterville USA is 30 acres and ideal for kids and adults to have fun at their weekends and holidays. The notable rides are Cannonball Run, Triple Dog Dare, Screamin’ Demon, Rainbow Falls, Jet Stream.

Location: 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States

Barber Motorsports Park

The Motorsport Park sited on 740 acres of land in Birmingham, is a multi-purpose racing facility, is named after George Barber who was built the Motorsports Park in 2003

Location: 6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35094, United States

Noccalula Falls Park

This is the Public Park located in Gadsden, covered in 250 acres of land with Awesome Waterfalls called Noccalula Falls, and the Botanical Gardens here displaying a wide botanical garden with over 25,000 azaleas.

Location: Gadsden, AL 35904, United States

McWane Science Center

Mcwane science center is a science museum and research achievement situated in downtown Birmingham, it has over 500,000 collections including more than 50 species of marine and freshwater life, the 80-foot fossil whale. The science center has 280 seats IMAX Dome Theater to show science-related documentaries and Videos.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan is the historic masonry fort in the shape of a star located at the Mobile Bay, covering around 101 hectares of area, the construction of the fort was completed in 1834 and is one of the finest architecture among some scholars.

Location: 51 Alabama 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States

Chewacla State Park

This is the State Park located in Auburn and covered an area of 696 acres and offers Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming, Camping, and Lodging. The States Park includes a 26-acre lake, Playgrounds, and a Swimming area.

Location: 124 Shell Toomer Pkwy, Auburn, AL 36830, United States

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are covered in an area of 67 acres located at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham and created in 1963. This garden opened for the public all year, is home to over 12,000 different types of plants with 25 unique gardens and several miles of walking paths, and with 350,000 annual visitors.

Location: Westbourne Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3TR, United Kingdom

Monte Sano State Park

This is the mountaintop retreat place covered of around 2,140 acres located in Huntsville on the slopes of Monte Sano Mountain. This is one of the oldest parks sited at the elevation of 1,608 feet created in 1938. The State Park features Hiking trails, Picnic areas, and modern campsites.

Location: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, United States

Huntsville Botanical Garden

A 112-acre botanical garden located in Huntsville and near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the garden includes a butterfly house, aquatic and wildflower garden. The main sections of the garden are Nature center, Biblical Garden, Central Corridor, Daylily Garden, Dogwood Trail, Fern Glade, Herb Garden, Nature Trail, and Vegetable Garden.

Location: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, United States

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

A state museum situated in Birmingham, dedicated to the state’s athletic history, sited in a 33,000 sq foot building, theatre with 75 seating capacity and collection displaying in three floors of the building. With over 5,000 objects exhibiting in the museum, started to public display in August 1967.

Location: 2150 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

A Preserve with the Rocky Mountains covered in an area of 1,038 acres located in the eastern portions of Jefferson County, comprises 12 miles of hiking trails. The visitors can be found animals including Snakes, Turtles, Snakes, and Owls, the Nature Preserve is home to Iron ore mines and quarries.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Southern Museum of Flight

It is the museum of flight located in Birmingham exhibiting over 50 different civil and civil aircraft, this place is worth visiting to see the old aircraft closely, the museum covers huge space to showcase the aircraft.

Location: 4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206, United States

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

A National Wildlife refuge is 6,816 acres located in Mobile County with over 50,000 visitors annually. This is home to native flora and fauna including over 400 species of birds and spots Red fox, Wild Pig, Coyotes, and armadillos, have four main trails including Pine Beach, Jeff Friend, Gator Lake, and Centennial trail.

Location: 12295 Hwy 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States

Fort Conde

The Fort Conde is a 1720s French fort located in Mobile, originally founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, this fort guarded its citizens for almost 100 years between 1723 to 1820.

Location: Mobile, AL 36602, United States

Frank Jackson Park

Frank Jackson State Park is a 2,050-acre park with a 1,000-acre lake located on the northwest side of Opp in Alabama, offers facilities for Swimming, Boating, Picnicking, Fishing, and Camping.

Location: 100 Jerry Adams Dr, Opp, AL 36467, United States

Lake Lurleen State Park

It is a 1,675-acre park located on U.S. Highway 82 in Tuscaloosa County, The Lake called Lureen covered around 250 acres which offer Boating, Fishing, and Swimming, more than 23 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking.

Location: 13226 Lake Lurleen Rd, Coker, AL 35452, United States

Source: www.alabamabirdingtrails.com
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