Street view of the Lyric and Alabama Theaters in Birmingham.

Discover the Heartbeat of Alabama: Expression and Culture

Dive into the rich tapestry of Alabama's Expression and Culture, where every note of music, brushstroke, and culinary creation tells the story of our vibrant heritage. We invite you to explore the diverse cultural landscapes that make Alabama unique, from its deep-rooted musical history to its thriving arts scene. Engage with the traditions that have shaped Alabama, including the influential civil rights movement, celebrated in monuments and museums across the state. Each attraction offers something unique from one of Alabama’s many cultural and artistic niches.

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From fine arts and murals to festivals, take it all in.

48 Hours in Auburn

The home of Auburn University offers a burgeoning restaurant scene, chic hotels, acclaimed golf and a progressive, youthful vibe.

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Alabama's Hidden Gem: Fort Payne

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Fort Payne is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This charming, small Alabama town holds a special vibe all its own.

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48 Hours in Huntsville

Alabama’s Rocket City welcomes science nerds, nature lovers, art appreciators, craft beer enthusiasts, foodies and just about anybody else for an out-of-this-world weekend.

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Alabama’s Impact on Music Begins in the ...

Visitors to Alabama can explore the history of the state by taking road trips through the backroads to tour the small towns filled with local restaurants, shops and attractions.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Small T...

Discover the top five ways to celebrate Christmas in a small town in Alabama, where the magic comes to life on a more intimate scale.

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Free Attractions in Sweet Home Alabama

From immersing yourself in the arts to diving into history, there are plenty of things to do in Sweet Home Alabama that won’t cost you a dime. Check out some of the state’s top free destinations:

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Have Yourself An Alabama-Made Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Have yourself an Alabama-made Christmas by supporting local artists throughout our state. Here are a few places to get you started:

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Experience Holiday Magic in Alabama

Holiday nights are best spent under dazzling light displays. So, grab the kids, pack the car and get ready to enter a holiday wonderland that you can experience all season long.

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Expression & Culture

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Outside view of brick building Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Street view of the Virginia Samford Theatre

Virginia Samford Theatre

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Art exhibit at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Outside nighttime view of Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile Museum of Art

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Person holding glass vase at Orbix Hot Glass

Orbix Hot Glass

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Quilts at Gees Bend Quilters Collective

Gees Bend Quilters Collective

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Historic Site
31 North Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
"A Celebration of Reading" Bronze Sculpture

101 Glenn Boulevard Southwest
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Headquarters of country music group ALABAMA. Visitors from around the world can learn about their fa...

Historic Site
2501 Phoenix Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Alabama Firefighter Memorial on the campus of the Alabama Fire College

Historic Site
915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Alabama State University is located in historic Montgomery, Ala., on a beautiful 172-acre campus fea...