Things To Do In Alabama

Things To Do In Alabama

The number of things that you can do in Alabama is simply endless. You will love the white sandy Gulf Coast beaches and the majestic mountains of North Alabama. There are ample opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and fishing and you will also come across excellent canoeing rivers. In this article we will discus about all the major things that you can do in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’.

Things To Do In Alabama

Lake Lurleen State Park

This state park has been named after the first female governor of the state, Lurleen Wallace. The State Park is just 14 miles from the campus of University of Alabama and is on the banks of a 250-acres lake.

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The park covers an area of more than 1600 acres and it adds elegance to the scenic countryside. You can camp here or rent a boat to go on a little adventure in the lake.

Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the state and you will have a day filled with fun and adventure. The zoo has made waves across the country as the premier center for elephant conservation. The exhibit, Trails of Africa, have promoted Birmingham zoo as one of the pioneering leaders in the conservation of elephants whose very presence is now threatened due to many man-made and natural factors.

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The zoo has set new benchmarks in the caring and breeding of the elephants. However, in the Trails of Africa you will also come across other African species like red river hogs and rhinos. The exhibit also has an aerial observation facility which will b a new and unique opportunity for you. The zoo opens from 9:00 in the morning and Adults need to pay $14 for admission.

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Wind Creek State Park

The Wind Creek State Park is located along the shores of Lake Martin covering a total area of 1,445 acres. It features a clear-water reservoir that is perfect for fishing and swimming. The Wind Creek is the proud owner of the largest campground in the country which is operated by the state.

Things To Do In Alabama - Tourist Attractions In Alabama & Places To Visit In Alabama

There are more than 600 sites and almost 30% of these are located on waterfront thereby creating opportunities for swimming and boating. There are other facilities too like picnic areas with tables, hiking trails and fishing pier. The day use entrance fees are $3.00 per person.

Dine at the Top O the River

Not many places in the state of Alabama can boast of really good dining places but this family style restaurant can be the single most important reason for visiting the town of Gadsden. This is one of the largest seafood restaurants which is totally family owned and is in operation for more than 25 years. The best thing about this dining place is that their products are all fresh and prepared daily.

Things To Do In Alabama - Tourist Attractions In Alabama & Places To Visit In Alabama

They use Grain Red Catfish in their dishes which are all raised in their own farms. You will get to taste the best catfishes ever and you will simply love their deep fried pickles. The view of the river from the restaurant is just awesome and adds to the romantic quotient of the restaurant. Even if you are simply passing through Alabama, don’t miss this restaurant.

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