Alabama December 14, 2016
10 Memorable Places In Alabama Where One Visit Simply Isn’t Enough
Here in Alabama, we’re fortunate to have such a variety of places to visit. From award-winning restaurants, to beautiful natural areas, it’s great to be able to enjoy so many wonderful places without having to leave the state.
After visiting a variety of places in Alabama, you might not be interested in returning. This isn’t because you were disappointed. Instead, it’s because you saw everything there was to be seen. With that being said, there are several places in Alabama where one visit simply isn’t enough, including the 10 amazing places listed below.
1. Alabama's Gulf Coast Beaches
Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are some of the finest beaches in the world. Many vacationers return year after year to soak up the sun on our beautiful Gulf Coast, in addition to indulging in the most delicious local seafood.
2. Vicki's Lunch Van - 2520 Fairground Rd, Montgomery, AL
Vicki's Lunch Van is known for serving the best burger in town. The prices also can't be beat! For less than $9.00, you can get a burger, fries and drink. Keep in mind, Vicki's Lunch Van is a local favorite, so lunchtime is extremely hectic. Be sure to arrive early, unless you want to stand in a very long line.
3. Dismals Canyon - 901 Hwy 8, Phil Campbell, AL
Dismals Canyon is one of North Alabama's true hidden gems. It's a popular place for hiking and camping. However, visitors tend to return primarily because of its natural scenic beauty. You can read more about Dismals Canyon
4. Harmony Park Safari - 431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL
For an up-close encounter with a variety of exotic and endangered animals, a visit to Harmony Park Safari is a must. As visitors drive through this unique park, they'll hand feed a variety of animals from their car window. Many visitors find themselves returning to Harmony Park Safari in hopes of feeding a different variety of animals than from the previous visit.
5. Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream - 1308 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL / 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL (two locations)
Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream serves up the tastiest ice cream at the beach. Not to mention, it's the only homemade ice cream shop in town. The next time you're visiting Gulf Shores, be sure to stop by this popular ice cream shop to see what all the fuss is about. With a variety of delicious flavors such as "Salted Caramel," "Blueberry Cheesecake" and "Creole Praline," Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream will soon become your favorite ice cream destination.
6. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL
This 65-acre Southern estate garden is one of the most beautiful places in Alabama. Because it's open year-round, most people choose to visit throughout the year so they can experience it during all four seasons. For more information about Bellingrath Gardens and Home, click
7. Archibald's Bar-B-Que - 1211 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Northport, AL
It may not look like much from the outside, but Archibald's Bar-B-Que serves up the most amazing ribs EVER! Everything they offer tastes wonderful, but there's something quite special about their famous ribs that keep customers coming back for more.
8. Little River Canyon National Preserve - 4322 Little River Trl NE, Fort Payne, AL
The Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of the South's most beautiful areas. It's also home to Little River Falls, one of Alabama's most beautiful and recognizable waterfalls, and Little River, one of the longest mountain rivers in America. Outdoor enthusiasts can't seem to get enough of this beautiful area. For information about the Little River Canyon, click
9. Three Georges Candy Shop - 226 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL
Since 1917, Three Georges Candy Shop has been selling the most delicious homemade candy, gourmet apples, baked goods, nuts and more. After just one visit, you'll understand why this nostalgic candy shop is one of Alabama's very best.
10. Sipsey Wilderness - William Bankhead National Forest, North Alabama
At nearly 25,000 acres, the Sipsey Wilderness is Alabama's largest wilderness area. It's also one of the best hiking spots in the U.S. Once hikers have explored this scenic wilderness area, they tend to return to it over and over again.
Which of these 10 places have you visited? What other places in Alabama require more than one visit because they’re so amazing? Speaking of amazing,
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