Attractions October 29, 2018
7 Little-Known Museums In Alabama Where Admission Is Free
There are several types of attractions located in Alabama, including a wide variety of museums. From art museums and medical museums, to car museums and train museums, there’s a museum for everyone. There’s also many museums here in Alabama that offer free admission, including the seven museums listed below.
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1. Foley Railroad Museum - Foley
The Foley Railroad Museum is housed inside the historic Louisville and Nashville train station, which was built in 1909. This free museum features a variety of railroad memorabilia and a model train display you have to see to believe. You can visit the Foley Railroad Museum at 125 E Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535.
2. Classic Cars & Garage Museum - Trussville
The Classic Cars & Garage Museum is one of Alabama's most unique museums. Its building was originally a Gulf Service Station, which was built in the late 1950s. This museum showcases a collection of vintage automobiles and collectibles. You can visit the Classic Cars & Garage Museum at 184 Main St., Trussville, AL 35173.
3. Museum of Wonder - Seale
The Museum of Wonder is the creation of Butch Anthony. It features an interesting collection of artifacts, antiques, art, and so much more. Other than its 500-square-foot building, visitors can also experience the Museum of Wonder by taking their car through its Drive-Thru Museum. You can visit the Museum of Wonder at 41 Poorhouse Rd., Seale, AL 36875.
4. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which covers 67.5 acres, features more than 12,000 plants of 1,500 species. It's Alabama's largest living museum and receives more than 350,000 visitors each year. You can visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
5. Holmes Medical Museum - Foley
Holmes Medical Museum is housed inside Baldwin County's very first hospital, which was open from 1936 to 1958. It features a variety of antique medical instruments, hospital memorabilia, and so much more. You can visit Holmes Medical Museum at 111 W Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535.
6. Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts - Florence
The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is a unique cultural art center. It includes the Kennedy-Douglass Center, the Kennedy-Douglass Annex, and the Southall-Moore House. The art center is also home to Arts Alive, a local arts festival. You can visit the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts at 217 E Tuscaloosa St., Florence, AL 35630.
7. Birmingham Museum of Art - Birmingham
The Birmingham Museum of Art was founded in 1951 and showcases one of the finest art collections in the Southeast. This collection includes thousands of paintings, unique sculptures, decorative arts, and so much more. You can visit the Birmingham Museum of Art at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203.
Have you been to any of these free museums? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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