Welcome to Alabama, or as you may have heard it called, the Heart of Dixie! Alabama can be easily lost on au pair’s bucket lists, but rest assure there is plenty to see and do in this State. If you have time to visit the whole state then we have enough outlined for you to do a roadtrip, but if your only here for a short stay, check out everything Huntsville has to offer!
SWEET HOME, ALABAMA! 🎸🎵
🌳 Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Huntsville
🌳 Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville
🦓 Harmony Park Safari, Huntsville
🏛 Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville
🏛 Civil rights Memorial of Montgomery, Montgomery
🏛 McWane Science Center, Birmingham
🏛 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
🏛 Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum Museum, Florence
🏛 Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore
🌳 Cathedral Caverns State Park, Woodville
🌳 Point Mallard Park, Decatur
🌳 Cheaha State Park, Delta
📍 Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island
🦉 Alabama Wildlife Centre, Pelham
🐊 Alligator Alley, Summerdale
✈️ Flight simulator at US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville
🦒Train ride through Birmingham Zoo
🚣♀️ Kayak on Mobile Bay
🐬 Dolphin tour at Gulf Shores
🎭 Catch a show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham
🛋 Sit on the famous couch at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
⛳️ Robert Jones Golf Trail, Opelika
🛳 Floating Museum – USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile
🧳 Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro
🍑 Giant Peach tower, Clanton
🌈 Mardi Gras, Mobile – February
🖼 Orange Beach Festival of Art, Orange Beach – March
🍓 Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, Loxley – April
🎶 Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores – May
🎶 Rock the South, Cullman – June
🍴 Alabama Restaurant week, Everywhere! – August
🎶 Bayfest Music Festival, Mobile – October
🍤 National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores – October
🎄 Festival of Lights, Oxford – December
🌳 Neversink Pit, Fackler
🌳 Natural Bridge, 35577
🌈 Rainbow LED tunnel, Birmingham
🏞 Noccalula Falls, Gadsden
🏞 Little River Canyon, Fort Payne
🍤 Classic on Noble in Anniston – Must try the famous Shrimp and grits
🍴 Fried green tomatoes – State staple found in most restaurants/diners!
🍗 Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur – Known for its famous white barbeque sauce
🌮 Taqueria El Cazador in Huntsville – Wear comfy shoes, you might have to wait in line!
🍳 Blue Plate Cafe in Hunstville – For a traditional Southern style breakfast
🎭 The Alabama Theatre opened in 1927, it was one of the first buildings to have air conditioning and was home to the activities of the Mickey Mouse Club!
🚀 The first rocket to put humans on the moon was built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville.
🎄 Alabama was the furst state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1836.
🥜 About 50% of peanuts grown in the US are wihtin a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama.
🚘 Windshield wipers were first invented in Alabama in 1903.
🌈 Alabama is the birthplace of the original Mardi Gras!