Off The Beaten Path, Alabama
Visitors to the state of Alabama will find all sorts excellent destinations to explore during a trip. Alabama is filled with amazing natural features, museums, beautiful gardens and much more. Here are a few of the excellent places that you can visit during a trip to Alabama.
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport
Russell Cave is a fantastic destination for those interested in the prehistory of Alabama. The cave was inhabited for more than 10,000 years, and visitors can gain insight into the lives of the prehistoric peoples that once lived in the region. Visitors to Russell Cave National Monument can explore the museum, take nature hikes, and much more.
Little River Canyon National Monument, Fort Payne
This National Monument is particularly unique, especially because most of the length of the river flows on top of Lookout Mountain. Visitors to the monument can enjoy all sorts of amazing natural features, including forests, waterfalls, canyons, cliffs and more. In addition, there are a variety of recreational activities that visitors can enjoy during a trip to Little River Canyon National Monument, including biking, hiking, rock climbing and more.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Birmingham
Visitors to Alabama can learn all about the history of jazz. This museum allows visitors to travel through jazz history. Visitors can learn about jazz greats like Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and more.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore
The Bellingrath Gardens and Home are much more than just a botanical garden. Visitors can enjoy the stunning beauty of the gardens. Bellingrath Gardens and Home also have the Museum Home, enjoy the Southern Belle River Cruise. Throughout the garden there are a variety of different plants and flowers for all visitors to enjoy.
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Grant
Visitors to Cathedral Caverns can enjoy exploring the amazing natural features that the park has to offer. Cathedral Caverns has an astonishingly large entrance, and inside the caverns there are even more interesting features. Inside there is the Mystery River, and many amazing stalagmite formations.
US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama is home to an amazing space museum. The museum has a stunning collection of U.S. manned space flight hardware. In addition to the amazing exhibits about space travel, the US Space and Rocket Center is also the home of Space Camp and other fun space adventures.
Natchez Trace Parkway
One great way to enjoy all that Alabama has to offer is on a scenic drive. The parkway stretches over 400 miles, and crosses multiple states. This same path has been used over time by many different groups of Americans. Now, visitors can drive along this historic roadway, and there are plenty of recreational opportunities to enjoy along the way.