Alabama’s nickname is the “Heart of Dixie” and when you visit it is easy to see why. Places to visit in Alabama will charm you and the area will amaze you with the number of things to see.
The location is Mobile, Alabama and Battleship Memorial Park. This is where visitors can see the USS Alabama, a battleship and the USS Drum, a submarine as well as a whole host of other aircraft and tanks.
Places to visit in Alabama include DeSoto Caverns Park. This is the largest cave in the state of Alabama and it stands 12 stories. Within the park, there are rides, attractions and activities galore. The park is listed on Oprah’s site as a Wacky Family Attraction.
For race enthusiasts the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum is located in Talladega. It is the home of the Budweiser rocket car, which was the first auto to break the speed of sound. Of course, the Talladega Super Speedway is located here and is the place to be when there is a race.
Dothan is a peanut city. They grow most of the area’s peanuts and this is a big industry in this area. Not far from the Florida state line, the city has a Peanut Festival in November during which many big name performers are featured.
When checking out the places to visit in Alabama, Dauphin Island is one that should be on your list. With gorgeous beaches that rival even the beaches of Florida, you will find many attractions here. Dauphin Island Sea Lab is the place to go if you want to see octopus, seahorses, horseshoe crabs and more.
Most people have never heard of Shorter, Alabama but if you are in the mood to hit the casino, this is one of the spots you can do so. The Victory Land Casino and Oasis Hotel await your arrival. The casino has 24 hour gaming and in addition there is also dog racing and horse racing simulcast.
If your tour of places to visit in Alabama takes you near the town of Bridgeport, you will want to stop at Russell Cave. This was the home of prehistoric man over 10,000 years ago. See how these early inhabitants lived and the tools they used.
Gantts Quarry is a place you cannot miss. This is an old ghost town and a quarry. The rest and relaxation are what most people come here for although it is the only place where a person was actually hit by a falling object from space.
Old Alabama Town in Montgomery is a trip back in time. Six blocks are set up with over 40 buildings that have been restored including an old time tavern and a drug store. The buildings are from the 1800s and there are several homes among them. Many of the homes had slave’s quarters and kitchens separate from the main house.
If you want to experience staying in a cabin in the woods, Gulf Shores, Alabama is the place to go. Gulf State Park has cabin rentals; some are on the water and some are in the forest. You may be in the wilderness but you are only a short distance from Mobile and Birmingham.