Bankhead National Forest -
Battleship USS ALABAMA
There are six recreation areas scattered about the Bankhead National Forest, each offering a unique experience of its own. Facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and swimming are abundant....The newly expanded trail system in the Bankhead National Forest added 82 miles of recreational trails to the 71 miles already in the Forest. Now, you can enjoy hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, and a trail for your all-terrain vehicle...read more>>
Mobile, AL 36601
251 433-2703, Fax 251 433-2777
100-acre park featuring Battleship USS ALABAMA, Submarine USS DRUM, B-52 Stratofortress, supersecret A-12 Blackbird spyplane, rose garden, gift shop. Open daily except Christmas.
Bellingrath Gardens & Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582-9704
Experience year-round beauty at Bellingrath. Near Mobile. Open every day. 65 landscaped acres. Museum home. River Cruises. Ecological Bayou Boardwalk.
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
205 879-0409, Fax 205 879-9426
The Birmingham Zoo, the largest zoo in Alabama, is located on 100 acres of shady parkland. Over 800 exotic and endangered animals are exhibited in outdoor and indoor naturalistic habitats. Lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys will delight all ages. Gift shop, food, picnic facilities and train. Programs daily, special events throughout the year.
Conecuh National Forest -
Experience the refreshing feeling from Blue Springs, a large natural spring of clear, icy blue water. The Conecuh Trail crosses streams at several points. Bridges have been built for the convenience of trail hikers....read more>>
The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
The Conecuh Trail winds 20 miles through Alabama's coastal plain. The trail was built by the Youth Conservation Corps. Each year, beginning in 1976, the young people of the Corps extended the trail through park-like longleaf pine stands, hardwood bottomlands, and other plant communities of the Conecuh National Forest.
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
251 861-7500, Fax 251 861-4646
Utilizing over forty aquariums, this coastal waters center reveals the life of Mobile Bay in an unforgettable educational experience to visitors. Focusing on the four main ecosystems, Delta, Mobile Bay, Barrier Island and Gulf, the Estuarium includes the beautiful Living Marsh Boardwalk, a 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall and more.
Huntsville Depot Museum
320 Church Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Main phone numbers: 256-564-8100 800-678-1819
Historic depot built in 1860, captured by Union. Visible Civil War graffiti on 3rd floor. Rolling stock on grounds. Gift Shop. A "must" for history and train buffs!
Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama -- Every kid's most fervent dream is to experience what it is
like to be an astronaut. The NASA sponsored Space camp in
Huntsville, Alabama makes this dream a possibility. The week
long programs help the kid experience what its like to be an
astronaut. Some of these programs are offered along with
other community programs like 4-H. Attending a Space Camp
can be one of the most meaningful and interesting
experiences of your child's life....read more about Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama >>
Ivy Green/Birthplace of Helen Keller
300 West North Commons
Tuscumbia Alabama 35674
Ivy Green was built in 1820 on a 640 acre tract of land. The main house has many of Miss Keller's mementos including her Braille typewriter and Braille books. "The Miracle Worker" is performed on the grounds of Ivy Green mid June-July on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Telladega National Forest -
See the Forest from a different angle as you walk the one and one-half mile nature trail along Payne Lake. The trail offers a view of the wetlands and a chance to see the area's waterfowl.
Step back in time, as you follow the trail along a ridge for a glimpse of how the area looked prior to European settlement. See the remains of an early settler's home and some of the area's most unique ferns and plant life.....read more>>
3366 Speedway Blvd., Talladega, AL 35160
256 362-2261, Fax 256 761-4717
Talladega hosts Alabama's largest sporting events, the Winston Select 500 in spring, and Sears DieHard 500 in fall. NASCAR's most competitive racing. Bus tours available most days.
Tuskegee National Forest -
The scenic Bartram Trail is the first trail in Alabama to be designated a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs through the Tuskegee National Forest for about eight and one half (8 1/2) miles. The Bartram Trail passes through various types of forest wildlife habitat. Trail hikers can see a wide variety of wild flowers and flowering trees, including dogwood and magnolias. Bartram Trail hikers may also get fleeting glimpses of deer, turkey, or other wildlife as they scurry through the forest.....read more>>
U. S. Army Aviation Museum
Fort Rucker, AL 36362-0610
334 598-2508, Fax 334 255-3054
A collection of one-of-a-kind aircraft and one of the world's largest helicopter collections. Open 9:00 - 4:00 daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year's Eve & Day. FREE ADMISSION.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL 35807
256 721-7152, Fax 256 837-6137
The worlds largest hands-on space experience. Omnimax movies, NASA tours, a full scale space shuttle exhibit and the new, action packed "Journey to Jupiter".
Vintage Motorsports - Birmingham Alabama - Largest motorcycle collection in North America
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