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From its northern mountains to every beach on its Gulf Coast, Alabama has mHi
any attractions and events for a vacation of fun: the beaches, golf, abundant natural wildlife, fishing and hunting, and above all, there is a wealth of history to explore in Alabama. The Civil Rights Movement that started in Alabama changed the world.

You can travel there simply for the shopping: Alabama has world-class malls, expansive outlet centers and antiques shops. For those on a family vacation, Alabamas Gulf Coast is renowned for its 32 miles of beaches, theme parks and playgrounds.

The hotels are as diverse as the attractions: from cheap hotels to top ranking hotels.

Birmingham rides the rich wooded foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Its year round entertainment, and especially its irresistible Southernness, appeals to vacationers. Two major attractions in Birmingham are Alabama Adventure, Alabamas first amusement park, and McWane Center, where science becomes an adventure. Birmingham is filled with stories from the history of African American citizens here.

Montgomery is the Mecca of the civil rights movement and visitors flock there to visit the state Capitol, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, the First White House of the Confederacy and the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery is the fifth largest Shakespeare festival in the world.

ATTRACTIONS

Alabamas Gulf Coast Renowned for its 32 miles of beaches, theme parks and playgrounds, attractions here include Waterville USA , Pirate’s Island, Dauphin Island, and Historic Blakeley State Park at Spanish Fort, site of the last major battle of the Civil War.

Auburn/Opelika A walk along Auburn Avenue, Sweet Auburn, is to take a walk through a living museum of the legendary achievements of Black Atlanta.

A good spot to start in Auburn is the Museum of East Alabama, where there are hundreds of artifacts portraying life in East Alabama and the Southeast from the mid 1800s to the present. The Opelika Historic Railroad District includes the Lee County Courthouse, a working courthouse built in 1896. AUBURN HOTELS and OPELIKA HOTELS.

Other attractions include The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, the citys only antebellum mansion and now a decorative arts museum, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, a haven for railroad buffs, and the McWane Center, a state of the art science center with IMAX Dome Theater.

The history of Mercedes is showcased at the Mercedes Benz U.S. International Visitors Center at Vance. Factory tours originate from the center.

Still more attractions include the Riverchase Galleria with hundreds of shops and restaurants under the world’s largest skylight, Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Treetop Nature Trail in at Oak Mountain State Park, and eight decades of aviation history at the Southern Museum of Flight. GREATER BIRMINGHAM HOTELS.