Attractions October 27, 2017
10 Inexpensive Road Trip Destinations In Alabama That Won’t Break The Bank
Alabama is home to a variety of attractions (and road trip destinations). From scenic preserves and beautiful parks, to unique museums and breathtaking gardens, there are several types of places in Alabama that are perfect for all ages. Listed below are 10 road trip destinations in Alabama that won’t break the bank. How many of them have you visited?
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens covers 67.5 acres and is open 365 days a year from dawn until dusk. This beautiful spot features a variety of 12,000 plants and is one of Alabama's most popular free attractions.
(2612 Lane Park Rd)
2. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve - Tuscumbia
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve covers 700+ acres and is an outdoorsman's paradise. Located in Colbert County, this scenic area is open year-round and free to explore. (251 Loop Rd)
3. Harmony Park Safari - Huntsville
Harmony Park is a nature preserve filled with exotic and endangered animals. This unique animal attraction allows you to drive along a two-mile route to see the animals up close as they approach your vehicle for food. The price of admission is $9.00 per person, and children ages 2 and under are free. (431 Clouds Cove Rd)
4. Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman
Ave Maria Grotto, which covers four acres and is known as "Jerusalem in Miniature," showcases 125 miniature reproductions of famous religious structures. This beautiful garden is a must-visit for anyone traveling through North Alabama. Regarding the price of admission, adults are $7.00, children ages 6-12 are $4.50 and seniors (or AAA members) are $5.00. (1600 Saint Bernard Ave SE)
5. Birmingham Museum of Art - Birmingham
The Birmingham Museum of Art was founded in 1951 and has one of the best art collections in the Southeastern United States. General admission is free. (2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd)
6. Cheaha State Park - Delta
The main feature of Cheaha State Park is Cheaha Mountain - Alabama's highest natural point. From hiking and biking, to fishing and camping, this state park offers a variety of outdoor activities. The cost (per day) to visit Cheaha State Park is $5.00 for ages 12 and older, $2.00 for children ages 6-11 and for children ages 5 and under, there's no charge. (19644 Hwy 281)
7. Classic Cars & Garage Museum - Trussville
The Classic Cars & Garage Museum, which is located in downtown Trussville, features a private collection of cars and collectables. The collectables include gas, oil and Coca-Cola memorabilia. Anyone is welcome to stop by the museum to look and take photos. Most of the museum can be seen through the windows. However, tours of the building are available upon request. This unique attraction is free to visit. (184 Main St)
8. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve, which is known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is located atop Lookout Mountain and is one of the South's most beautiful nature spots. There's no fee to explore this scenic preserve. (4322 Little River Trail NE)
9. Mobile Carnival Museum - Mobile
While visiting the Mobile Carnival Museum, you'll learn all about the city of Mobile - the birthplace of Mardi Gras. You'll also learn everything there is to know about this famous celebration. The admission cost is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 12 and under. (355 Government St)
10. Big Spring International Park - Huntsville
Big Spring International Park (Big Spring Park) is located in downtown Huntsville. It's known for hosting several events throughout the year, and it's the perfect location to spend a day with the entire family. There's no fee to visit this beautiful city park.
(200 Church Street)
Have you visited any of these attractions? What other inexpensive road trip destinations would you add to this list? Let us know!
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