5 Things You Absolutely Must See in Alabama

Alabama has something for anyone, no matter which way your interests lean. The next time you are headed to Alabama, make plans to visit some of the most popular and impactful attractions it has to offer.

  1. Montgomery Civil Rights Landmarks

Everyone with an interest in the civil rights movement and bettering humanity should take the opportunity to visit the landmarks found throughout the city of Montgomery. The Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Rosa Parks Museum are just a few of the eye-opening experiences you can have in the state capitol. If you have time, check out some of the other local attractions that make up the United States Civil Rights Trail.

  1. The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Whether you are a history buff or you just want to be awed at the sheer size and might of a battleship, take some time to visit the USS Alabama and surrounding memorial park. There are several types of aircraft and a submarine located at the park as well, so plan to spend a whole day exploring military history.

  1. Mobile Bay

Located right around the corner, yet seemingly worlds away, you’ll find Mobile Bay. Here you can relax on sandy beaches or take one of the exciting fishing trips Dauphin Island has to offer.

  1. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Located in Huntsville, this Smithsonian-affiliated center offers information about the entirety of U.S. space exploration. Visitors can watch presentations in the theater or IMAX dome, explore a replica of the International Space Station or experience life in space in one of several simulators.

  1. The Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum

The only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the Southeast U.S. that is open to the public, this is an excellent example of his designs and vision. The original furniture designed by Wright is still in place in this home turned museum.

Alabama has something for anyone who takes the time to visit. You can stroll along sandy beaches, relive the Civil Rights movement, and explore space -all without leaving the state.