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Alabama travel and tourist information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Alabama.

Alabama Background Information

Alabama at a Glance

Also known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama's history is attracting more and more visitors to the south.

The state capital of Alabama is Montgomery.

Alabama History

On December 14, 1819 Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state to the Union.

Alabama Landscape

Alabama's highest peak is Cheaha Mountain, in Cheaha State Park.

Alabama Tourist Guide

About Alabama:
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Alabama Traditions and Customs

Alabama and the Alabama River, come from the Choctaw for brush gatherers, and refers to the Alibamu tribe.

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States neighbouring Alabama:
Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

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Capital City - City Guides Capital of Alabama

The Capital of Alabama is Montgomery

Montgomery History

Montgomery is named after General Richard Montgomery, who died in the American Revolutionary War while trying to capture Quebec, Canada.

Founded on a river in 1819, Montgomery expanded as a centre of commerce and became the state's capital in 1846.

Montgomery Location

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Montgomery, located on the northern part of the Alabama River, was the first capital of the Confederate States of America.

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Montgomery Sightseeing

 

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Out and About in Alabama

Places to visit in Alabama.

Birmingham

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King in the 1960's.

To be in Birmingham, Alabama is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm.

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Mobile

Located in Southwest Alabama on Mobile Bay, Mobile is approximately one and a half hours from both the Mississippi and Florida state lines.

Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you'll find an authentic experience like nowhere else in the southern United States.

Don't forget to visit the fortifications at Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, in Mobile Bay.

Alabama Municipalities

Athens, Alabama was named one of the safest cities in Alabama. Athens Historic Downtown offers unique shopping and dining opportunities while chain restaurants, stores, and trendy shops are located along U.S. 72, U.S. 31, and at the Interstate 65 exit.

Auburn-Opelika, a budget-friendly boutique town, is located centrally in the Southeastern region of the United States, with proximity to domestic airports and a laidback drive away from some of the area's liveliest cities.

Boaz, Alabama is located atop the Sand Mountain Plateau. Located in Marshall County, Boaz is in northeast Alabama between Gadsden and Guntersville, and only 77 miles from Birmingham and 57 miles from Huntsville.

The City of Elba, in Coffee County, Alabama is located in southern Alabama; on the banks of the Pea River, near Whitewater Creek. Elba is located one hour outside of Dothan, Alabama and one and half hours from Montgomery, AL.

Located in Southeast Alabama, Enterprise is a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Rucker, and home to the world's only monument to an insect.

From the houses on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River to the beautiful and historic homes in the city's downtown area, life in Florence, Alabama is full of beauty.

Fort Payne is located between two scenic mountains in the Appalachian foothills, Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain; providing unlimited opportunities to relish in the beauty of the great outdoors.

The City of Gulf Shores is know as the 'small town with a big beach'.

Located in northwest Alabama, on Interstate Highway 22, Jasper is a thriving retail hub, center of growing industrial development and home to approximately 14,000 residents.

Hueytown, Alabama is a vibrant community rich in history and community spirit; a suburb located southwest of Birmingham.

The high-tech city of Huntsville, which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama, is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama’s first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War, and the accomplishments of America’s rocket scientists.

Located on Interstate-85 and on the shores of the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia line, the City of Lanett was officially founded on February 1, 1895 and today erves as a hotbed for industry, small business and recreation.

Millbrook is located in the southwest corner of Elmore County, just ten miles north of Montgomery, the state's capital city.

Moody, Alabama is a small yet fast growing city located along I-20 about fifteen  miles east of Birmingham.

Opelika is a destination for those who treasure history, dream of easy living and crave authentic entertainment venues and unique food experiences.

Settled in the 1830s and incorporated in 1852, Oxford is located in the southernmost region of Calhoun County and parts of northern Talladega County. Attractions include Oxford Lake and Coldwater Covered Bridge.

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Official Tourist Information Alabama Tourism

Official Alabama Government and Tourist Information Offices

Alabama State:
The official website of the State of Alabama.

Sweet Home Alabama:
The Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel.

Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association:
402 Sherman Street P.O. Box 2537
Decatur, AL.

Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association:
​100 N. Beaty Street, Athens, Alabama.

Florence-Lauderdale Tourism:
200 Jim Spain Drive
Florence, Alabama.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism:
3459 Gulf Shores Parkway (Hwy. 59 south)
Gulf Shores, AL.

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Alabama National Parks

Alabama has many historical sites relating to the American Civil War: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, near Alexander City, is where the Creek were defeated in 1814.

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Excursions and Tours Alabama Tours

Excursions Around Alabama

 

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Getting Around Alabama Transportation

Getting To and Around Alabama

Alabama by Air

Airlines and Airports - Flights.

Flights to Birmingham, AL - BHM

Alabama by Road

 

Alabama by Ship

 

Alabama by Train

 

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Weather in Alabama

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Founded in 1831 as the state's first public college, the University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; in the west central part of the state, just 45 miles from Birmingham.

Alabama County Websites

The U.S. state of Alabama has 67 counties, with Jefferson County being the most populous.

Autauga County (Pratville), Baldwin County (Bay Minette), Barbour County (Clayton), Bibb County (Centreville), Blount County (Oneonta), Bullock County (Union Springs), Butler County (Butler), Calhoun County (Anniston), Chambers County (LaFayette), Cherokee County (Centre), Chilton County (Clanton), Choctaw County (Butler), Clarke County (Grove Hill), Clay County (Ashland), Cleburne County (Heflin), Coffee County (Elba), Colbert County (Tuscumbia), Conecuh County (Evergreen), Coosa County (Rockford), Covington County (Anadalusia), Crenshaw County, (Luverne), Cullman County (Cullman), Dale County (Ozark), Dallas County (Selma), DeKalb County (Fort Payne), Elmore County (Wetumpka), Escambia County (Brewton), Etowah County (Gadsden), Fayette County (Fayette), Franklin County (Russellville), Geneva County (Geneva), Greene County (Eutaw), Hale County (Greensboro), Henry County (Abbeville), Houston County (Dothan), Jackson County (Scottsboro), Jefferson County (Birmingham), Lamar County (Vernon), Lauderdale County (Florence), Lawrence County (Moulton), Lee County (Opelika), Limestone County (Athens), Lowndes County (Hayneville), Macon County (Tuskegee), Madison County (Huntsville), Marengo County (Linden), Marion County (Hamilton), Marshall County (Guntersville), Mobile County (Mobile), Monroe County (Monroeville), Montgomery County (Montgomery), Morgan County (Decatur), Perry County (Marion), Pickens County (Carrollton), Pike County (Troy), Randolph County (Wedowee), Russell County (Phenix City), St. Clair County (Ashville), Shelby County (Columbiana), Sumter County (Livingston), Talladega County (Talladega), Tallapoosa County (Dadeville), Tuscaloosa County (Tuscaloosa), Walker County (Jasper), Washington County (Chatom), Wilcox County (Camden), Winston County (Double Springs).

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