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Planning Your Visit

Learn the best time of year for your visit, locate welcome centers and discover online resources.

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Getting to Alabama

Whether coming from near or far, getting to Alabama is easy. Find driving distances, international entry points, airports and more.

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Free Guides & Brochures

Download guides and brochures that will point you to the perfect Alabama activities, attractions and accommodations.

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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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Florala State 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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Ivy Green

This home was built in 1820 by Helen Keller's grandfather. The infant Helen Keller developed a high fever that took her sight and hearing. Each summer, the play The Miracle Worker is performed here, depicting how she overcame her handicaps.

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Saturn V

You will be overwhelmed by the awesome size of the Saturn V rocket as you walk directly underneath this engineering marvel. The Saturn V on display is one of only three remaining in the world.

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Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and led the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott from this more than 130-year-old church.

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Russell Cave

Cave shelter preserves 10,000+ years of occupation by prehistoric people. Artifacts can be seen in the visitor center museum. Enjoy hiking and nature trails, living history demonstrations and video programs.

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16th Street Baptist Church

This church in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District is the site of the tragic 1963 bombing that took the lives of four girls.

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Moundville

This National Landmark Site contains 26 large, prehistoric platform mounds in a 320-acre park. Attractions include a reconstructed Indian village, museum, nature trails, campground, temple mound and picnic sites on the banks of the Black Warrior River.

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Edmund Pettus Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, has become one of the most iconic symbols of the modern struggle for civil and voting rights in America. It is also a focal point for the 54-mile route now memorialized as the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

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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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Fort Morgan

This fort served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and both world wars. It played a major role during the Battle of Mobile Bay. A museum details the fort's history.

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Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen fought Axis powers overseas and racism at home. Experience exhibits, audio-visual programs, historic buildings and self-guided walks.

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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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Barber Motorsports Park

This park is one of North America's finest courses for car and motorcycle racing. Highlights include the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the Porsche 250, Legends of Motorsports and the Superbike Classic.

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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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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of 468 holes at 11 sites and stretches from Muscle Shoals to Mobile.

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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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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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Plan Your Alabama Road Trip

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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.

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Local Laws

Be aware of Alabama's traffic laws, in addition to other guidelines and restrictions.

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Staying Safe

Be prepared for severe weather and other emergencies while traveling in Alabama.

Alabama by the Numbers

  • 4,802,740 Alabama residents
  • 760,000 visitors across 22 state parks
  • 77,000 miles of river and stream channels
  • 52,419 square miles, 190 miles wide and 330 miles long
  • 2,407 feet at highest point, Mount Cheaha
  • 1,200 sites included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • 468 holes of championship-caliber golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
  • 347 species of birds on Dauphin Island
  • 240 species of commercially harvested freshwater fish, marine fish and shellfish
  • 100 historic antebellum homes
  • 67 counties and 460 incorporated cities and towns
  • 61 colleges and universities
  • 53 miles of coastline
  • 36 National Historic Landmarks
  • 11 historic covered bridges
  • 1 National Monument