The Official Travel Site of Alabama

Birmingham & Tuscaloosa


Alabama’s largest city is a medical and financial center, as well as a bustling hub of culture and heritage that’s famous for its beautiful golf courses, year-round calendar of entertainment, fabulous shopping and world-class dining. Just 50 miles from Birmingham, Tuscaloosa is home to the legendary University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team. The charming college town boasts a lovely historic district and educational attractions.

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What To See & Do


The University of Alabama

Various historic attractions and museums are located throughout the campus, including the Alabama Museum of Natural History.


Moundville Archaeological Park

Home to 26 large, prehistoric platform mounds, this park includes a reconstructed Native American village, nature trails and campgrounds.


Vulcan Park & Museum

Home to the world’s largest cast-iron statue, the site also features interactive exhibits and spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham.


Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

Let your kids explore and discover the 22 exhibits in this hands-on museum.


Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The state-of-the-art facility houses exhibitions of historical events from post-World War I racial segregation to present-day racial progress.


Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Hoover's Ross Bridge, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's crown jewel, is nestled in the peaceful valley of Shades Mountain.


Lake Lurleen State Park

Located on a 250-acre lake, this state park provides numerous options for outdoor recreation.


American Village

Rediscover the American journey for independence at this site featuring a full replica of the Oval Office and more.

Where To Stay


Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

This luxury hotel is surrounded by natural beauty and lush golf courses, just outside the city.


Moundville Campground

Located in Moundville Archaeological Park, this campground is open year-round.


Hotel Capstone

Perfectly placed on the University of Alabama campus, it is the only full-service hotel in the Tuscaloosa area.


Yellowhammer Inn

This inn and conference center has 57 rooms, a meeting space and other amenities.

Where To Eat



Just south of the University of Alabama sits the original Dreamland Bar-B-Que. This restaurant now boasts eight locations.


Irondale Cafe

Fans of the book Fried Green Tomatoes know that this place was the inspiration for Fannie Flagg's story of love, loss and life in the South.


Highlands Bar and Grill

Since 1982, Frank Stitt's Highlands Bar and Grill has been the premier spot to entertain guests and celebrate special occasions.


Cypress Inn

Family recipes and local ingredients have earned Cypress Inn a spot among the Top 10 Catfish Restaurants in America.

Area Map

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Area Towns

Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

Birmingham serves as the state’s major hub of air travel. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 595-0533

Tuscaloosa is accessible via Interstate 59.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Tuscaloosa. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

7022 Highway 82 E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

(205) 758-6651

Amtrak offers daily train service to and from its station located in Tuscaloosa. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station.

2105 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401