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Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Alabama!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Alabama. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Zoo Gulf Shores very good medium-sized zoo
Alligator Alley Alligator Attraction / Zoo Summerdale hundreds of alligators (you can hold the babies)
Ave Maria Grotto Roadside Attraction / Offbeat Attraction Cullman miniature reproductions of famous religious sites
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Auto / Transportation Museum Birmingham nearly 750 vintage and modern motorcycles
Bellingrath Gardens Botanical Garden Theodore beautiful 65-acre estate & gardens
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Civil Rights History Site Birmingham one of the top civil rights museums in the U.S.A.
Birmingham Museum of Art Art Museum Birmingham 17,000 pieces of art from 3000 B.C. to present day
Bryant Denny Stadium Football Stadium / College Football Tuscaloosa 100,000+ capacity stadium for the Crimson Tide
Cathedral Caverns State Park Cave / Cave Tours Woodville best cave open to the public in Alabama
Civil Rights Memorial Center Civil Rights History Site / Memorial Montgomery memorial to 41 people who died in fight for civil rights
DeSoto Falls Waterfall Fort Payne one of the best waterfalls in the Southeast; 100-ft tall
First White House of the Confederacy Historic Home Tours / Presidential Attraction Montgomery home of President Jefferson Davis
Gulf State Park Beach Gulf Shores 2 miles of beaches, hiking trails, a fishing per & more
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Factory Tour Factory Tour Montgomery tour a car manufacturing facility; make reservations
Little River Canyon National Preserve Nature Park / Waterfalls / Swimming Hole / Scenic Views Fort Payne called the "Grand Canyon of the East"
Mobile Carnival Museum History Museum Mobile Mardi-Gras history museum
Noccalula Falls Waterfall Gardsden one of the best waterfalls in the Southeast; 95-ft tall
Oak Mountain State Park Hiking Trails / Mountain Biking / Scenic Views Pelham excellent hiking & mountain biking trails
Rosa Parks Library and Museum History Museum / Civil Rights History Site / Library Montgomery museum w/focus on famous time in civil rights history
Space Camp / U.S. Space and Rocket Center  Space Museum / NASA Attraction Huntsville one of the best space museums in the U.S.A.
Talladega Superspeedway Race Track / NASCAR Talladega biggest and fastest oval in the NASCAR circuit
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Outdoor Concerts Tuscaloosa wonderful outdoor amphitheater
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum Military Museum Huntsville historic military vehicles, artifacts, and more
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Boat Museum / Military Museum Mobile one of the premier military museums in the U.S.A.
Vulcan Park and Museum Roadside Attraction / Statue / Observation Deck / Views Birmingham great views from the world's largest cast-iron statue


Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Alabama that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

Cane Creek Canyon Preserve Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Waterfalls Tuscumbia
Fairhope Avenue Shopping Fairhope
Fort Gaines Historic Fort Dauphin Island
Harmony Park Safari Zoo / Drive-Through Safari Zoo Huntsville
Huntsville Botanical Garden Botanical Garden Huntsville
Little River Falls Waterfall Fort Payne
Madison County Nature Trail Hiking Trails / Covered Bridge Huntsville
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark History Museum Birmingham
Toomer's Corner Shopping Auburn
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Casino / Lodging Atmore


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