There are many beautiful and interesting Places that you can visit in Alabama and all of these are searched by every person living inside and outside the United States of America. Because this state has a blend of options which are perfect as tourist attractions. For instance, it has forts, waterfalls, and sanctuary parks. Basically, there is something for everyone out there. The Days Trips in Alabama are on everyone’s bucket list. The Best Vacation Spot in Alabama is undoubtedly the “Orange Beach”.

We have also compiled here the places to visit in Alabama on a weekend in the list below which comprises of both family destinations as well as unique places for youngsters. So, if you fall in either category, this list is perfect for you. One of my friends was out to visit in the state of Alabama in his spring break and found out that there are a heck number of hidden places to visit in Alabama as well. If you are intrigued towards such places, you can always read about them and visit them as per your convenience.

Before visiting the place, let us know about the state of Alabama first! The most interesting city in the United States of America is Alabama. It is actually the 24th populous state of United States of America. It is all known as the cotton state. Alabama has a very moderate weather so you can decide your wardrobe according to that.

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You can also check out here the Top 10 most popular places to visit in Alabama, hope you all like it. Happy travelling!

1Botanical Garden

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About : History of Botanical Garden can be dated back to the year 1829. If you are a greenery and a plant lover you are certainly going to love this place as it is filled with shrubberies and glass houses. It is estimated that the gardens consist of 7,000 different kinds of plants. The place was designed by J.C. Loudon who was a garden planner and a journalist in the horticulture. In short, it is an educational and charitable trust.

Why Should You Visit: The place is apt for a family visit as it consists of play areas for children. There are exotic birds, shrubs and plants which is a paradise for all those who love gardening. There is also a seasonal butterfly shop.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 8 to 5 pm, Monday To Friday

Official Website : Botanical Garden

2U.S. Space & Rocket Center

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About : Wernher von Braun, had proposed the idea of building such museum in the United States of America. The center officially opened in the 1970. The man who proposed the idea of building this museum had also lend efforts in landing of the first man on the moon so it ought to be a dedicated place for all the space lovers. The building has been set for many movies and shows such as Good Morning America. The place offers bus tours for its visitors to move around. 

Why Should You Visit : The Saturn 5 moon rocket  is present over here which is a major attraction for every tourist. It costs some 90 times more than the center itself. It is a Educational Place for children.

Entry Fee : Adults ( 13 and up) – $25, Children 5 to 12 – $17, Under 4 – Free

Timings :  9 am to 5 pm

Official WebsiteU.S. Space & Rocket Center

3Alligator Alley, Summerdale

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About : The alligator farm opened in the year 2004 by Wes Moore for all the alligators who have been rescued from dangerous places. The alligators stay in the natural environment of the park and baby alligators stay at the gator station. You can also feed the alligators during the feeding time under the supervision of an expert.

Why Should You Visit : The place offers its guests to feed baby alligators and hold them in their arms.

Entry Fee : Adults – $12, Seniors/ Children 4 to 12 – $10, Toddlers – Free

Timings : 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week

Official Website : Alligator Alley

4Gulf Shores, Alabama

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About : The Gulf Shores of Alabama is actually a separate city in Alabama which is a perfect tourist spot throughout the year. It is just like a resort city which offers many amenities such as chartered fishing boats and other beach amenities. There are many places that you can visit in the Gulf Shores.

Why Should You Visit : Dolphin watching, beach cruises, sunrises and sunsets and Ocean Fishing are some features which make Gulf Shores a perfect place to visit for any beach lover.

Entry Fee : No Fee

Timings : Nil

Official WebsiteGulf Shores, Alabama

5Lake Martin

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About :History of Lake Martin dates back to 1923 when the construction was started for the reservoir. The Lake Martin was completed in 1926 by the Alabama Power Company. In 1936, the Alabama Power Company renamed it as Lake Martin. Many events take place throughout the year which are major attractions for the tourists.

Why Should You Visit : The Lake Martin is a man made lake and there are many islands on the lake that are really special. It is a very popular area for tourist because they are sand beaches, water skiing and camping.

Entry Fee : $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Lake Martin

6Birmingham Museum of Art

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About : History of the Birmingham Museum of Art dates back to 1908 and the joy of art can be expressed. Many botanical displays and artworks are present here and people who are aspiring artists and students enjoy the place a lot.

Why Should You Visit : If you enjoy art and artifacts then this might be a good option for you. It consists of some of the great sculptures.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Official Website : Birmingham Museum of Art

7Mobile Bay

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About : Placed in the Gulf of Mexico, the place was built in the 1500. The place attracts a lot of tourists and locals. The city of the bay is situated on the edge of the shore making it quite a peaceful place. If you are looking for a peaceful place to visit, then Mobile Bay is a perfect getaway for you.

Why Should You Visit : You should travel in the Mobile Bay Ferry. The price of the pass is $16.

Entry Fee : No Fee

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Mobile Alabama

8Birmingham Zoo

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About : The Birmingham Zoo is a heaven for all the kids out there. The park was inaugurated in the year 1955 and is now home to around 800 animals. The place is a blend of fun filled activities for all those who are looking for a weekend getaway with their kids. The zoo has lions, sea lions, exotic birds and monkeys and safari. You can also fetch something for your loved ones as souvenirs from the gift shop.

Why Should You Visit : Great place for animal lovers as well as for children.

Entry Fee : Adults – $17, Children 2 to 12 – $12

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week

Official Website : Birmingham Zoo

9Point Mallard Park

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About : The Point Mallard Park is a place where you can go back to your childhood memories in a jiffy. The place was built in the year 1970 and spread around in an area of 500 acres. It comprises of many cool places such as a camping ground, water parks, cafeteria, thrilling rides and an amphitheater.

Why Should You Visit : The park has ample number of adventurous rides that will thrill you to the core.

Entry Fee : Adults – $20, Children 5 to 11 – $15

Timings : 10 am to 6 pm.

Official Website : Point Mallard Park 

10Cheaha State Park

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About : Love Adventures and Heights? Visit the Cheaha State Park located in the Northern Clay. It came into being in the year 1933 and is actually Alabama’s oldest National Park. If you are looking for a fishing or a entertaining place with family, then your search ends here. The dining experience is marvelous as well. You can also stay at the lodges and cabins which are surrounded by Nature.

Why Should You Visit : It is a great recreational place and the highest point in the state. You can be stay there for a lovely natural experience.

Entry Fee : $2 ( It does not include accommodation and dining)

Timings : 10 am to 6 pm

Official Website : Cheaha State Park 

11Alabama Wildlife Center

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Why Should You Visit : You can cuddle and give love to the injured birds and possibly adopt one of them.

Entry Fee : Adults – $5

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm

Official Website : Alabama Wildlife Center

12USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (Mobile)

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Why Should You Visit : The place is for the ones who really admire and are keen to know about the army and all the official arms and ammunition that are used in the battle.

Entry Fee : Adults – $15

Timings : 8 am to 6 pm

Official Website : USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

13McWane Science Center

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Why Should You Visit : Perfect place for kids to enjoy and experience scientific objects and theories. Imax is the icing on the cake.

Entry Fee : Adults – $13 ( for adventure halls)

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm

Official Website : McWane Science Center

14Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Why Should You Visit : The perfect place for kids and adults to know about the American History as well as Civil Rights.

Entry Fee : Adults – $15

Timings : 10 am to 5 pm ( Tuesday to Saturday )

Official Website : Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

15Cathedral Caverns State Park

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Why Should You Visit : Initially, this place was actually a bat cave but now it has been converted into a recreational place where you take a tour inside, dine or go fishing and golfing.

Entry Fee : Adults – $18.50

Timings : 9 am to 5 :30 pm

Official Website Cathedral Caverns State Park 

16Little River Canyon

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Why Should You Visit : The most unique thing about this place is that this little river flows on the top of the mountain and there are a variety of activities that you can do there.

Entry Fee : $10

Timings : Sunrise to Sunset

Official Website : Little River Canyon

17Bryant Denny Stadium

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Why Should You Visit : If you are interested in watching any football matches, then this might be the best place for you.

Entry Fee : Depends on the event

Timings : Depends on the event

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18Bellingrath Gardens

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Why Should You Visit : The place has a variety of bloomed flowers and other plants that are exotic and beautiful like heck. Many events are also held here. The 65 acre land also has a historic home which you can see.

Entry Fee : Adults – $22 for both home and garden

Timings : 8 am to 5 pm

Official Website : Bellingrath Gardens

19Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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Why Should You Visit : The place is a heaven for a motorcycle enthusiast. You will find here approx 1400 motorcycles and exquisite cars as well.

Entry Fee : Adults – $15+Taxes

Timings : 10 am to 6 pm

Official Website : Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

20Fairhope Avenue

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Why Should You Visit : The photo-worthy town is filled with beautiful flowers and is also  a shopper’s paradise.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Fairhope Avenue

21Alabama Theater

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Why Should You Visit : You can watch here entertaining and mesmerizing shows and events. Many interesting plays are also held here.

Entry Fee : Depends on the shows and events

Timings : Depends on the event

Official Website : Alabama Theater

22Mobile History Museum

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Why Should You Visit : Many artists and craftsmen exhibit their artist in the Mobile History Museum. Visit here to know about the culture of Mobile.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 9 am to 5 pm

Official Website : Mobile History Museum

23Waterville USA, Gulf Shores

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Why Should You Visit : If you are having an bored day at your hotel, then without any doubt,visit Waterville for unlimited amusement and adventure.

Entry Fee : Adults – $35.95

Timings : Open up till 6 pm

Official Website Waterville USA, Gulf Shores

24Water World, Dothan

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Why Should You Visit : This place is an Instagram worthy amusement park which will make you feel like reliving your childhood yet again.

Entry Fee : Adults – $12 ( Rates may change)

Timings : 10 am to 6 pm

Official Website : Water World

25Carnegie Visual Arts Center

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Why Should You Visit : This place is a little art inspiring place wherein you can also meet the artists and learn some historic facts and culture from them.

Entry Fee : Entrance for viewing the exhibits is free

Timings : 10 am to 5 pm

Official Website Carnegie Visual Arts Center

  • #26 Fayette Aquatic Center
  • #27 Cook’s Natural Science Museum
  • #28 Burritt Museum
  • #29 Red Bay Water Park
  • #30 Vulcan Park
  • #31 Old State Bank
  • #32 Southern Adventures
  • #33 Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center Water Park
  • #34 Jordar Hare Stadium
  • #35 Russel Cave National Monument
  • #36 Dismals Canyon
  • #37 Fairhope Pier
  • #38 Rosa Parks Library and Museum
  • #39 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
  • #40 Riverfront Park
  • #41 Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park
  • #42 Mobile Tensaw- River Delta
  • #43 Pickwick Belle
  • #44 Adventureland
  • #45 Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
  • #46 Wheeler Wildlife Refugee
  • #47 Mooresville
  • #48 Birth Place of Heller Keller in Florence
  • #49 Walnut Street Historic District
  • #50 McFarland Park

Hope you liked the article, please do have a look at some of the other nearby places to visit in the United States of America.

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