Have you ever glanced at a photo and immediately recognized who or what was in it without reading its caption first? Alabama is home to many historic landmarks and top tourist spots. It’s also the birthplace of several historic figures. Listed below are 13 images all Alabamians should be able to immediately recognize.
1. U.S. Space & Rocket Center
With more than 1,500 pieces, Huntsville's U.S. Space & Rocket Center has one of the most extensive collections of space artifacts and displays. These displays include rockets, engines, spacecraft, simulators and hands-on exhibits. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is also home to Space Camp.
Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue, which is comprised of 100,000 pounds of iron and is 56 feet tall. It overlooks the beautiful city of Birmingham.
3. Alabama's Gulf Coast
Without a doubt, Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are some of the finest in the world! Pictured above is Gulf Shores, Alabama.
4. Helen Keller
Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Helen Keller will always be known as "The First Lady of Courage."
5. Edmund Pettus Bridge
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is located in Selma, Alabama and was the site for the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march on March 7, 1965.
Alabamians know I-65 all too well. If you want to visit any of Alabama's major cities, chances are you'll have to take this interstate. Interstate 65 links six of Alabama's ten largest cities.
7. Alabama Theatre
The historic Alabama Theatre, located in Birmingham, was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
8. Collegiate Logos
If you're an Alabama or Auburn football fan, chances are you own something with the team's logo on it. These logos are very recognizable and even those who aren't football fans are familiar with them.
9. And of course the two most recognizable stadiums in Alabama are Bryant-Denny Stadium...
Home of the Crimson Tide - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
and Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Home of the Auburn Tigers - Auburn, Alabama
10. Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway, located north of Talladega, currently hosts the Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. With a length of 2.66 miles, Talladega's track is NASCAR's longest oval track.
11. Noccalula Falls
Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Noccalula Falls is a magnificent waterfall atop Lookout Mountain and is one of the state's top tourist spots.
12. USS Alabama Battleship
The USS Alabama Battleship was the sixth ship of the U.S. Navy. It's located in Mobile, Alabama at Battleship Memorial Park.
13. Boll Weevil Monument
Located in Enterprise, Alabama, the Boll Weevil Monument was erected in 1919 and is the world's first monument built to honor an agricultural pest.
All of these images are pretty recognizable, right? If the captions hadn’t been included with these images, would you have been able to recognize the photo subjects? Let us know in the comments below!