Alabama December 27, 2017
No Trip To Alabama Is Complete Without A Visit To These 10 Places
From parks and canyons, to restaurants and museums, there are several types of places located throughout Alabama that receive visitors from near and far. Listed below are 10 places in Alabama that all residents should visit at least once. If you’ve already visited these places, be sure to check them out again with a guest. Not only will they love it, but you’ll get to have a wonderful experience again.
1. Cheaha State Park - Delta
One of the best places to visit in Alabama is Cheaha State Park, which is located atop Mount Cheaha - Alabama's highest natural point. When people visit this beautiful state park, they'll experience incredible views, stunning waterfalls and a variety of wildlife.
(19644 Hwy 281)
2. U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s top paid tourist attraction. More than half a million people from around the world visit this space museum each year. It's also the home of Space Camp.
(1 Tranquility Base)
3. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located atop Lookout Mountain and is one of Alabama's most beautiful nature spots. One of its main features is Little River Falls, which just so happens to be one of the South's most stunning and recognizable waterfalls.
(4322 Little River Trail NE)
4. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - Theodore
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is one of Alabama's top outdoor attractions. It features a 65-acre garden, in addition to a gorgeous estate that belonged to Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.
(12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd)
5. Unclaimed Baggage Center - Scottsboro
The Unclaimed Baggage Center is one of Alabama's most unique tourist attractions. You can't travel to Alabama without visiting this one-of-a-kind store, which specializes in unclaimed airline luggage.
(509 W Willow St)
6. Cathedral Caverns State Park - Woodville
Cathedral Caverns State Park is one of Alabama's most unique places. Cathedral Caverns, which was originally called "Bat Cave," has one of the largest cave entrances and stalagmites (Goliath) in the world. This historic cave receives visitors from near and far. (637 Cave Rd)
7. Dismals Canyon - Phil Campbell
Dismals Canyon is an 85-acre natural conservatory that's reminiscent of Tolkien’s "Middle Earth." In addition to its beautiful waterfalls and calming streams, Dismals Canyon is also one of the few places where you'll find dismalites - a rare insect. (901 Hwy 8)
8. The Bright Star - Bessemer
Established in 1907, The Bright Star is Alabama's oldest restaurant. Specializing in Greek-style steak & seafood, this historic restaurant is a must-visit for anyone planning to visit the Yellowhammer State.
(304 19th St N)
9. Orr Park - Montevallo
Without a doubt, Orr Park is one of Alabama's most unique parks. What makes it incredibly unique is its Tinglewood Trail, which features whimsical tree carvings by artist Tim Tingle.
(277 Park Dr)
10. Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores, which is located on Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast, is the state's top vacation destination. In addition to beautiful beaches, this coastal town also offers wildlife habitats, hiking trails and numerous seafood restaurants.
Have you visited any of these places? If so, please share your thoughts with us!
For more information about Dismals Canyon, be sure to check out the following article:
The One Place In Alabama That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth.