Have you ever been to a certain place and knew that one visit was enough? Alabama is home to several places where only one visit is enough. However, there are many other places located throughout the state that require multiple visits to get the full experience. From parks and preserves to restaurants and shops, the following nine places are just a few of the many places in Alabama that you’ll want to check out more than once because they get better and better with each visit.
1. Little River Canyon National Preserve — Fort Payne
Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve is an outdoorsman's paradise. From hiking and camping to swimming and fishing, there are several recreational activities offered at this scenic preserve. You can visit Little River Canyon National Preserve at 4322 Little River Trl. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967. It's open daily during daylight hours.
2. Dreamland Bar-B-Q — Tuscaloosa
Dreamland Bar-B-Q is one of the South's best barbecue restaurants. People come from near and far to try the restaurant's famous ribs. Everyone enjoys visiting this local gem because of its welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and excellent service. You can visit the original Dreamland Bar-B-Q at 5535 15th Ave. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.
Its hours are as follows: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Gulf Coast Beaches
Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are some of the finest beaches in the nation. After strolling these white-sand beaches just once, you'll become hooked and want to travel to Alabama's Gulf Coast often.
4. Unclaimed Baggage Center — Scottsboro
While shopping at the Unclaimed Baggage Center, you never know what you'll discover. Open since 1970, this unique store sells unclaimed airline luggage. Because the Unclaimed Baggage Center receives new inventory regularly, you'll want to visit as often as you can. After all, one day you may not find a thing, and the next day you may hit the jackpot. You can visit the Unclaimed Baggage Center at 509 W Willow St., Scottsboro, AL 35768. Its hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
5. Highlands Bar & Grill — Birmingham
Highlands Bar & Grill was recently named the most outstanding restaurant in America. This award-winning restaurant specializes in contemporary Southern food, and its menu changes daily. Because it offers a different menu each day, you'll want to visit Highlands Bar & Grill more than once to sample a variety of dishes. You can visit Highlands Bar & Grill at 2011 11th Ave. S, Birmingham, AL 35205. Its hours are as follows: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bar, 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday).
6. City of Fairhope
Fairhope is one of Alabama's most charming cities. From amazing restaurants and unique shops to excellent museums and beautiful beaches, this Gulf Coast city offers something for everyone. Without a doubt, Fairhope gets better and better with each visit.
7. Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park covers nearly 10,000 acres, which makes it Alabama's largest state park. There are several types of recreational activities offered at this scenic park, including hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, and more. Oak Mountain State Park is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. You can visit Oak Mountain State Park at 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124. It's open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
8. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve — Pinson
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is one of Alabama's most beautiful places. Covering nearly 500 acres, this scenic preserve features waterfalls, trails, a lake, and more. It's the perfect spot to spend a fall day with the entire family. You can visit Turkey Creek Nature Preserve at 3906 Turkey Creek Rd., Pinson, AL 35126. For the park's hours, click
9. City of Huntsville
Huntsville, which is also known as "The Rocket City," is home to a variety of attractions, including the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, and more. With so much to see and do in Huntsville, you'll want to visit often.
Do you have a favorite place in Alabama you enjoy visiting over and over again? If so, please share it with us in the comments.
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