20 Best 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 Zoo’s. The States has many natural parks where thousands of visitors visit each year, here we listed 20 of the best (not ranked) and notable point of interest in the different of part of Alabama.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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

Location: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35808

Source: www.tripadvisor.com

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

Photo By Frank Kovalchek via Flickr.com

Brimingham Zoo

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

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

Photo By Wally Argus

Cheaha State Park

Cheaha is the 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 the 30 acre and ideal for kids and adult to have fun in 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

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Barber Motorsports Park

The Motorsport Park sited on 740 acres of land in Birmingham, is the multipurpose racing facility, it named after Grorge Barber who was built the Motorsports Park in 2003

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

Source: www.amaproracing.com

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 wide botanical garden with over 25,000 azaleas.

Location: Gadsden, AL 35904, United States

McWane Science Center

Mc wane science center is the science museum and research achieve sited in downtown Brimingham, it has over 500,000 of 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

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Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan is the historic masonry fort in the shape of star located at the Mobile Bay, covered around 101 hectare of area, the construction of the fort completed in 1834, and is one of the finest architecture regarding some scholars.

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

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Chewacla State Park

This is the State Park located in Auburn and covered an area of 696 acre and offers Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming, Camping and Lodging. The States Park include a 26 acre lake, Playgrounds and 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 acre located at southern foot of Red mountain in Birmingham and created in 1963. This Gardens opened for 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 acre 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

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Huntsville Botanical Garden

A 112 acre botanical garden located in Huntsville and near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the garden include 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

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Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

A state museum situated in Birmingham, dedicated to 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

Source: www.sportsheritage.org

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

A Preserve with Rocky Mountains covered in an area of 1,038 acre 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 home to Iron ore mines and quarries.

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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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 to visit to see the old aircrafts closely, the museum covers huge space to showcase the aircrafts.

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

Photo by Civilengtiger Via Wikipedia

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

Source: www.fws.gov/bonsecour

Fort Conde

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

Location: Mobile, AL 36602, United States

Source: www.tripadvisor.com

Frank Jackson Park

Frank Jackson State Park is a 2,050 acre park with 1,000 acre lake located in 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

Source: www.alabamabirdingtrails.com

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 offers 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