UPDATED POST! Hello and Welcome to Amazing Adventures – Alabama. This week’s Travel Destination Guide shares all things Alabama. Alabama, also known as the Heart Of Dixie, offers so many adventures. So much to discover and steal your heart. State Parks. Space Ships. Speedways. Explore a few of my new favorite things. Let’s travel Wednesday Wonders Alabama style.
Parks and Shores and Canyons – Alabama
Cheaha State Park is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. The forest is within the Appalachian Mountains. The State Park holds the highest point in Alabama. Sitting at over 2,000 feet above sea level, its views are truly breathtaking. To start planning your visit check out www.stateparks.com or click here.
The Gulf Shore is located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The Shores has white sand beaches. Hiking trails. So much beauty. So many adventures. There are over 32 miles of of beach adventures waiting. The Shores have something for everyone. Want to discover more amazing travel adventures? Click here www.gulfshores.com to learn more.
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located in Fort Payne, Alabama. The Preserve features over 26 miles of trails. Hiking trails on foot and paved bike trails offer all challenge levels. So much to see and explore! Looking to find the right trail for you? Amazing photos and adventure ideas visit www.nps.gov or click here.
Rockets and Stadiums and Civil Rights – Alabama
U.S. Space and Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, Alabama. The Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate. It is also an official visitor center for NASA. Their website states they hold the largest collection of rockets and space memorabilia. Their displays are worth a visit. How many of you wanted to to go Space Camp when you were younger?! I sure did! For more information visit www.rocketcenter.com or click here.
Bryant Denny Stadium is located on the University of Alabama campus. The first football game was held on October 5, 1929. The game was against Ole Miss. The Tide won that game. Roll Tide. The rivalry between the two teams has been present ever since. Attending a game to see the sea of burgundy is an adventure of a lifetime. Visit www.rolltide.com or click here for updates regarding games and rules for attendees.
Rosa Parks Library and Museum is located in Montgomery, Alabama. The museum location is also the location where Rosa Parks was arrested. Rosa failed to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger. That was the beginning of history in the making. The library and museum tell the story of Rosa Parks. Her role in history and in the Civil Rights Movement. For more information and updates visit www.troy.edu or click here.
Grottoes and Carnivals and Speedways – Alabama
Ave Maria Grotto is located in Cullman, Alabama. The Grotto is 4 acres of miniature reproductions. The Grotto showcases some of the most famous and iconic religious structures in the world. All items have been created, or should I say re-created. Discarded building supplies. Sea shells. Jewelry and so much more. To learn more visit www.avemariagrotto.com or click here.
Mobile Carnival Museum is located in Mobile, Alabama. The museum opened its doors in 2005. The museum is completely dedicated to showcasing all things Mardi Gras. Discover Amazing Mardi Gras history. Carnival costumes. Parades from the past. It is a celebration of the celebration! For more information visit www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com or click here.
Talladega Speedway is NASCAR’s biggest race track. The SuperSpeedway is located in Lincoln, Alabama. The ‘Bama 400 Grad Touring race was held September 13, 1969. The speedway’s history and races have continued to inspire ever since. Can’t make it to the raceway? I highly recommend watching the movie Talladega Nights. It is NASCAR and comedy all rolled into one. To get more information about the Talladega Speedway visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or click here.
Amazing Adventures – Alabama
Thank you for traveling with me to Amazing Adventures – Alabama. There is so much to do and discover. Visit State Parks. Alabama Football. Alabama History. It can all be experienced during your next vacation or getaway. Roll Tide
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Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch