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3 Popular Attractions In Alabama
- Talladega Superspeedway: Motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama.
- Alabama Splash Adventure: Amusement park in Bessemer, Alabama.
- Schools established in Mobile include Washington Academy (founded in 1811) and Huntsville Green Academy (founded in 1812).
- On January 11, 1861 Alabama becomes the fourth state to secede from the Union.
- Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World.
- On January 28, 1846 Montgomery was selected as capital of Alabama.
|Alabama state symbols|
|Amphibian||Red Hills salamander|
|Bird||Yellowhammer, wild turkey|
|Butterfly||Eastern tiger swallowtail|
|Fish||Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon|
|Flower||Camellia, oak-leaf hydrangea|
|Horse breed||Racking horse|
|Mammal||American black bear|
|Reptile||Alabama red-bellied turtle|
|Beverage||Conecuh Ridge Whiskey|
|Food||Pecan, blackberry, peach|
|Gemstone||Star blue quartz|
|Slogan||Share The Wonder,
Alabama the beautiful,
Where America finds its voice,
Sweet Home Alabama
|State route marker|
Released in 2003
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Alabama has an abundance of must-see attractions, including beautiful gardens, unique museums, and famous attractions in cities like Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Gadsden, Florence and Mobile, and many more. But this list will cover unique things to do in Alabama.
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Here are 10 unique things to do in Alabama
Bask in the shade of the Tree that Owns Itself in Eufaula
There is a tree in Alabama that literally owns itself. The story behind that is For more than 200 years, some say, the tree had stood in the yard that was owned by Confederate Capt. John A. Walker in 1919.
Take a selfie with Rusty the Big Red Dog in North port.
A metal sculpture of a big red dog on a rooftop is the first thing visitors see when they enter downtown Northport. He marks the site of the renowned Kentuck Arts Center, where you can watch artists at work and see their creations in an outdoor gallery.
Take a ride on the Gee's Bend Ferry.
Gee's Bend, a community along the Alabama River renowned for its beautiful folk-art quilts, is reached most easily by ferry. Ferry crossings stopped in 1962, reportedly to make it more difficult for the black residents of Gee's Bend to vote, but it resumed in 2006
Hike in bamboo forest
In a section of a 26-acre area in Prattville called Wilderness Park, bamboo grows as much as 60 feet high and 6 inches in circumference. It was the first designated wilderness park in the country.
Have an ice cream on the spot where Harper Lee lived.
Mel’s Dairy Dream at 216 South Alabama Avenue in Monroeville is an old-fashioned walk-up dairy bar that was built on the site of Harper Lee’s childhood home.
Walk into a shark's mouth.
Souvenir City has been a fixture at Gulf Shores since 1956. The massive shark at the entrance was damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 but was repaired. Visitors can enter through the shark's mouth and look through windows inside its belly to see what it has eaten.
Play limbo beneath a goat tree limb.
Dauphin Island is home to some unusual oaks, known as Goat Trees, with low-hanging limbs that grow nearly parallel to the ground. The trees located near Shell Mound Park once served as shelter for wild goats that inhabited the island. The trees have limbs that reach as far as 50 feet and provide a perfect climbing surface for goats – or a good limbo dance. These days, the Goat Tree Preserve is listed as part of the National Wetlands Inventory and provides habitat for dozens of birds, including warblers, vireos and gnatcatchers. It is a favorite destination of bird watchers.
See if your car defies the laws of nature on Gravity Hill Road.
An area in Oak Grove near Sylacauga is known as a mystery spot. According to the Alabama Tourism Department, here's what to do: “You will have the most fun if you position your car south on Gravity Hill so that your car goes uphill backward. Drive to the stop sign on Gravity Hill at the U.S. 280 intersection. Pull up to the stop sign. U.S. 280 should be in front of your car and the rest of Gravity Hill in your rearview mirror. Make sure no one is behind you. Put your car in neutral and take your foot off the brake. Your car should start to roll backward and uphill. Be sure to keep your foot close to the brake pedal, as you will pick up speed as you coast uphill. This little adventure is so amazing that you'll find yourself driving back to the stop sign to try it again.”
Visit Fort Morgan State Historic Site Museum
During wartime, underwater mines protected Mobile Bay and for 23 years Fort Morgan was the state’s biggest permanent military base; in fact, 2,000 troops were stationed here during World War II. At the war’s end, Fort Morgan's garrison was reduced, but its role as a coastal defense post was not over: In November 1941 the U.S. Navy retook the fort and in 1942 the 50th Coast Artillery Regiment renewed the fort's coastal defense mission. In July 1944, Fort Morgan was permanently abandoned.
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
The mission of the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and its board of directors is multifold: to protect and preserve the last extant home where the Fitzgeralds lived as a family; to be faithful stewards of the various artifacts in its collection; to educate visitors about the legacies and lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald; to continue Scott Fitzgerald’s tradition of encouraging blossoming writers by sponsoring author mentoring and writing programs; and to obtain new artifacts so that the public may see them on view.
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