Alabama March 19, 2018
9 Destinations In Alabama That Are Picture Perfect During Springtime
There are many great places in Alabama that are perfect for visiting during springtime. From gardens and parks, to lakes and preserves, the options are endless. Listed below are nine places that are picture perfect during springtime? How many of these places have you visited?
1. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Covering more than 60 acres, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum. It features 25+ unique gardens, which include a variety of 12,000+ plants of 1,500 different species. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to take a stroll on a spring day. Admission is FREE!
(2612 Lane Park Rd)
2. Blount Cultural Park - Montgomery
Blount Cultural Park is the perfect place to visit during spring. Not only is it home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, but it also features several walking trails, beautiful scenery, numerous ponds and a natural amphitheater.
(3 Festival Dr)
3. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve, which is located atop Lookout Mountain, is one of the South's most beautiful areas. From hiking and camping, to swimming and kayaking, this scenic area offers a variety of outdoor activities and is perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. Little River Canyon National Preserve's two main features are Little River Canyon and Little River Falls.
(4322 Little River Trl NE)
4. Langan Park - Mobile
Langan Park, which covers 720 acres, opened to the public in 1957 and is home to the Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Mobile Museum of Art. It's one of Alabama's little-known parks that definitely deserves a visit, and there's no better time to visit than springtime.
(4901 Zeigler Blvd)
5. Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum - Wetumpka
Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum is best known as "Alabama's Little Corner of Greece." This unique garden attraction features more than 20 acres of year-round beauty, and the perfect time to visit is during spring. The gardens, which were established during the 1930s, include an incredible collection of Greek statues.
(3001 Jasmine Hill Rd)
6. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - Theodore
Bellingrath Gardens and Home features a 65-acre garden that's perfect for strolling on a spring day. It also features the lovely estate that once belonged to Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is one of Alabama's top outdoor attractions, and after just one visit, it's easy to understand why.
(12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd)
7. Noccalula Falls Park - Gadsden
Noccalula Falls Park, which covers 250 acres, is home to Noccalula Falls. This 90-foot waterfall plunges into a lush ravine and is one of Alabama's most visited natural attractions. Noccalula Falls Park is a definite must-visit for nature lovers of all ages.
(1500 Noccalula Rd)
8. Lake Martin
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties. Covering more than 41,000 acres, it's also one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S. According to Southern Living, Lake Martin is one of "The South's Greatest Lakes." Don't forget to add this beautiful lake to your spring bucket list.
9. Delano Park - Decatur
Delano Park was founded in 1887 and is recognized as one of the South's most beautiful parks. It features several whimsical statues and an array of beautiful flowers. Delano Park is a must-visit for all ages.
(825 Gordon Dr SE)
Have you visited any of these picture-perfect places? If so, please share your experience(s) with us.
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