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See Alabama in 360

Allow yourself to step foot into three different worlds and experience some of the gems found in our communities.

Alabama Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way.

Discover the
Alabama BBQ Trail

Download the app, grab some napkins and get started.

Dig into the
100 Dishes App

100 dishes, all in your smartphone.

Celebrate Alabama Makers

Alabama has a lot of talent, especially in the maker community, where creative folk are “making” what they love. Discover their stories and find inspiration for your own pursuits.

Hear Your Next Vacation

Listen to the Sounds of Alabama radio station on Pandora. It features local artists and that Alabama soul. Because when you’re here, you can take it all in.

Get ready to fall in love with Alabama Food

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Huntsville

The Rocket City is home to diverse destinations, from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to Monte Sano State Park.

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Birmingham

Retrace the Civil Rights Movement, taste award-winning dishes and explore the state’s largest zoo.

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Montgomery

Don’t miss the Rosa Parks Museum, the Hank Williams Museum and the renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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Mobile

Experience America’s oldest Mardi Gras, eat fresh catch from the Gulf and explore the historic USS Alabama.

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Joe Wheeler State Park

This state park features cabins, an 18-hole golf course, camping, marina, boat rentals and overnight docking. The picnic/day-use area includes group pavilions, picnic area with grills, playground equipment, sandy beach, fishing, hiking, tennis, basketball and horseshoes. Convention facilities are located at the resort lodge.

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Cathedral Caverns State Park

Enjoy a spectacular 1.5-hour cave tour daily. This park also includes a welcome center, picnic pavilions, playground and campground.

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Lake Guntersville & The Jackson County Mountains

This park features a lodge, 20 chalets, 15 cottages and an 18-hole golf course on a mountain. Enjoy more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnicking and tennis. It's an American bald eagle winter home.

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Desoto Caverns State Park

Stop by and see falls that plunge 104 feet. Dense woodlands, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular views await.

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Monte Sano State Park

Located in the center of Huntsville, 2,140 natural acres provide 14 vacation cottages, camping, picnic areas and pavilions, hiking trails, playgrounds and flower gardens.

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Buck's Pocket State Park

Secluded in a natural mountain pocket, this site features modern and primitive camping facilities, picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, a boat launch and a playground.

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Cheaha & Talladega State Park

This 2,799-acre mountaintop retreat is the highest point in Alabama. Take in the 30-unit resort inn, restaurant, vacation cottages, chalets, modern campground, picnic areas and pavilions, hiking and biking trails, play areas, and beautiful mountain scenery.

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Rickwood Caverns State Park

A miracle mile of underground caverns with 260-million-year-old limestone formations, cave tours, modern campsites, a swimming pool, a picnic area and a playground.

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Oak Mountain State Park

This beautiful, 9,940 acre park includes an 18-hole golf course, demonstration farm, horseback riding stable, swimming, campsites, cabins, picnic shelters, fishing, marina, bike and hiking trails.

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Gulf State Park

Stop by and enjoy a picnic area and boat launch lakeside, and a pavilion and 825-foot fishing pier on the Gulf.

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Lake Lurleen State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park is located on 250-acre lake with numerous options for outdoor recreation. Fishing, swimming, modern camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, boat launch, boat rentals, fishing pier and a bait and tackle shop is also available.

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Bladon Springs State Park

Centered around four mineral springs, this 357-acre park provides play areas, shelters, tables and grills for daytime family outings.

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Blue Springs State Park

Visit the spring-fed swimming pool and modern 50-site campground. Facilities include picnic shelters, tables, grills, comfort stations, a playground and tennis courts.

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Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park's 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, and newly renovated cabins.

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Chickasaw State Park

It's the ideal family reunion area! Stop by and enjoy large picnic pavilions, barbecue pits, a campground, hiking trails, play areas and a wading pool.

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Lake Jackson Rv Park

Visitors can enjoy a modern campground, meeting room, swimming area, playground and picnic facilities.

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Frank Jackson State Park

This state park has a 100-acre lake, swimming, picnic areas and pavilions, a boat launch, hiking trails, fishing opportunities and a modern campground with 32 campsites.

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Lakepoint State Park

The resort lodge includes a restaurant and convention facilities and is located on Lake Eufaula, “The Bass Capital of the World.” The resort also has a full-service marina, 29 cabins and opportunities for fishing, tennis, championship golf, picnicking and camping.

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Meaher State Park

Located on Mobile Bay, it provides visitors with fishing, hiking trails, picnic areas, a boat ramp, camping and a group pavilion.

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Paul Grist State Park

Located on a 100-acre lake, this park includes fishing, swimming, boat rentals, picnicking, improved and primitive camping, play areas and hiking trails.

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Roland Cooper State Park

Located on the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, this park includes a nine-hole golf course, vacation cottages, campground, picnic area, pavilions, hiking, boating, fishing and play areas.

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Wind Creek State Park

Park facilities include camp store, marina, play areas, hiking trails, heated restrooms and showers, picnic pavilions, 210-ft. fishing pier. Fully equipped, modern campground; each site provides picnic table, grill, water and electricity.

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Point Mallard Park

This 750-acre park has camping, hiking trails, biking trails and a golf course. The Aquatic Center features a wave pool, Olympic-size diving pool, water slides and kiddie pools. The park also features a year-round ice skating complex.

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center

See the historic Saturn V rocket and exhibits about the space program's past, present and future at this fully interactive museum.

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Huntsville Botanical Garden

In addition to 112 acres of beautiful gardens and walking paths, you will find a gift shop, tearoom, picnic areas and a pavilion. Seasonal attractions include a butterfly house, the Spring Festival of Flowers, a Scarecrow Trail and the Galaxy of Lights.

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EarlyWorks Children's History Museum

Enjoy a unique, hands-on experience where visitors interact with history.

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McWane Science Center

Discover the science of fun through hands-on exhibits, aquariums, educational programs and IMAX Dome films. Adventures in learning await your visit.

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Birmingham Zoo

Featuring Trails of Africa, Predator Zone and much more, the Birmingham Zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing more than 200 species from six continents.

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Montgomery Zoo

The Montgomery Zoo has 40 acres of habitats from five continents with naturalistic, barrier-free exhibits and more than 600 animals.

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USS Alabama

Explore the mighty battleship, winner of nine battle stars in World War II. See a Mach 3 A-12 Blackbird supersecret spy plane and a B-52 stratofortress Calamity Jane, submarine the USS DRUM, an original plane that was used by the Tuskegee Airmen, plus 22 other aircraft and weaponry from all branches of the military.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Enjoy 16 acres with more than 250 exotic animals in natural habitats.

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Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham and surrounding areas from an open-air observation balcony atop the statue’s 124-foot pedestal.

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Ardmore Welcome Center

Limestone County • I-65 south of TN line
28232 Upper Elkton Road
Elkmont, AL 35620
Phone: (256) 423-3891
Fax: (256) 423-3890
Ardmore.Center@Tourism.Alabama.gov

DeKalb Welcome Center

DeKalb County • I-59 west of GA line
P.O. Box 152
Valley Head, AL 35989
Phone: (256) 635-6522
Fax: (256) 635-6526
dekalb.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Cleburne Welcome Center

Cleburne County • I-20 west of GA line
P.O. Box 85
Heflin, AL 36264
Phone: (256) 748-4303
Fax: (256) 748-2031
cleburne.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Lanett Welcome Center

Chambers County • I-85 west of GA line
P.O. Box 23
Valley, AL 36854
Phone: (334) 576-2116
Fax: (334) 576-8574
lanett.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Sumter Welcome Center

Sumter County • I-20/59 east of MS line
P.O. Box 216
Cuba, AL 36907
Phone: (205) 392-5443
Fax: (205) 392-9102
sumter.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Grand Bay Welcome Center

Mobile County • I-10 east of MS line
P.O. Drawer 626
Grand Bay, AL 36541
Phone: (251) 865-4741
Fax: (251) 865-4499
grandbay.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Baldwin Welcome Center

Baldwin County • I-10 west of FL line
P.O. Box 2000
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Phone: (251) 946-3375
Fax: (251) 946-3150
baldwin.center@tourism.alabama.gov

Houston Welcome Center

Houston County • U.S. 231 north of FL line
15121 S. U.S. Hwy. 231
Slocomb, AL 36375
Phone: (334) 677-5042
Fax: (334) 677-7332
houston.center@tourism.alabama.gov

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Pristine Beaches

With turquoise waters and sugar-white sands, Alabama’s beaches are some of the best-kept secrets of the Gulf Coast.

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Upcoming Events

  • Pepper Place Saturday Market 2017

    Begins on April 8

    Visit the region's farming families who grow fruits and vegetables, and enjoy live music, a light breakfast and cooking demonstrations with Birmingham's finest chefs. 7 a.m.-noon. each Saturday, rain or shine.

  • Celebrate America Summer program

    2017-06-06 to 2017-07-29

    Join Washington's Continental Army, visit with patriots from America's past, learn spy techniques and play Colonial games. Lots to see and do for all ages. Experience the National Veterans Shrine, visit Concord Bridge and the Oval Office, stroll through the Colonial gardens and enjoy a picnic in the shade. Spend a Summer day in 1776! Discounts for families. Free to veterans and active military.

  • Barbasol PGA Championship

    2017-07-17 to 2017-07-23

    A PGA Tour tournament sponsored by Barbasol, the No. 1 shaving cream brand in the U.S., debuted in 2015 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The tournament will return for the third year on July 20 - 23, 2017. A four-year agreement establishing the Barbasol Championship had been announced at the Alabama State Capitol by Governor Robert Bentley and representatives from the PGA Tour and the Robert Trent Jones Trail Foundation, which will serve as the tournament host organization. The Barbasol Championship has become part of the FedEx Cup competition, awarding 300 points to the winner. Grand National is one of 11 sites along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. It has 36-holes of championship golf, along with an 18-hole par-3 short course.

  • Southern Makers

    2017-08-12 to 2017-08-13

    Southern Makers is a two-day event that celebrates the best in creativity and design with artists that live and work in the south. The event activities, workshops, demonstrations and maker bazaar explore and center on taking southern traditions in architecture, food, fine art, fashion and design and applying them in a modern sustainable world. We hope that visitors will learn a little something about why the south is a unique and creative place to live, discover and visit.