10 Iconic Places That Belong On Everyone's Bucket List For When They Visit Alabama
Many great places help make up the wonderful state of Alabama. From scenic parks and historic restaurants to massive caves and beautiful beaches, several of these places are truly iconic. Listed below are 10 of Alabama’s most iconic places that belong on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re looking to add to your
Alabama bucket list, take a look at the following places:
1. U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which opened in 1970, is Alabama's top paid tourist attraction. Often referred to as "Earth's largest space museum," it's also home to Space Camp. For more information, read about the
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
. Visiting is one of the best things to do in Alabama.
2. Cathedral Caverns State Park - Woodville
Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, USA
Cathedral Caverns State Park is home to Cathedral Caverns, which is one of Alabama's most famous caves. Measuring 25 feet high and 126 feet wide, Cathedral Caverns also has one of the largest entrances in the world. For more information, read about
Cathedral Caverns State Park
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3. Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House - Florence
Frank Lloyd Wright - Rosenbaum House Museum, 601 Riverview Dr, Florence, AL 35630, USA
The Rosenbaum House, which was built in 1939, is the only structure in Alabama that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's also one of the state's most famous and unique houses. For more information, read about the
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House
4. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
Cheaha State Park opened in 1933, which makes it Alabama's oldest continuously operated state park. It's also located atop Cheaha Mountain - Alabama's highest natural point. For more information, read about Cheaha State Park, one of the most
beautiful places in Alabama
5. The Bright Star Restaurant - Bessemer
Bright Star Restaurant, 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020, USA
The Bright Star Restaurant opened for business in 1907, making it Alabama's oldest family-owned restaurant. It specializes in Greek-influenced steak and seafood, and it receives customers from all across the state and beyond. For more information, read about
The Bright Star Restaurant
6. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Dismals Canyon, 901 County Rd 8, Phil Campbell, AL 35581, USA
Dismals Canyon is one of the few places in the world where dismalites live. These are rare insects that resemble glowworms. Dismals Canyon is a true hidden gem and one of Alabama's best-kept secrets! For more information, read about Dismals Canyon and add it to your
bucket list in Alabama
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7. Noccalula Falls Park - Gadsden
Noccalula Falls, Gadsden, AL 35904, USA
Noccalula Falls Park, which covers 250 acres, is home to Noccalula Falls, a beautiful 90-foot waterfall. It's also one of Alabama's most visited natural attractions. For more information, read about
Noccalula Falls Park
8. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park - Mobile
USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602, USA
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is home to the USS Alabama (BB-60). This historic battleship served during World War II in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Today, it's operated as a museum and is also one of America's most unique military attractions. For more information, read about the
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
9. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Wildlife Management Area, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Little River Canyon National Preserve covers more than 15,000 acres and is located atop of beautiful Lookout Mountain. Its main features are Little River Canyon and Little River Falls, and it's also one of Alabama's top outdoor attractions. For more information, read about the
Little River Canyon National Preserve
, one of the most beautiful places in Alabama.
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10. Gulf Coast Beaches - Gulf Shores / Orange Beach<.H3>
Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast offers 32 miles of white-sand beaches. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are two of the state's most popular vacation towns to experience these beaches. For more information, read about the
Gulf Coast beaches
Have you ever visited any of these 10 iconic places in Alabama? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below. Also, let us know any other iconic places you think everyone should add to their Alabama bucket list.
For more information about Alabama’s Cheaha State Park, be sure to take a look at the following article:
Few Alabamians Know That Cheaha State Park Was The First State Park In Alabama.
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What are some other places to add to my Alabama bucket list?
If you’re looking for more incredible places to visit, you can add the following to your Alabama bucket list:
Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile, AL
Vulcan Park & Museum in Birmingham, AL
Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, AL
What are some of the most beautiful places in Alabama?
There are numerous wondrous places around the state including all the locations mentioned above. The following are among the most beautiful places in Alabama:
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson, AL
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in West Blocton, AL
Natural Bridge Park in Haleyville, AL
Check out more beautiful places in Alabama. Which ones do you want to add to your Alabama bucket list?