Thursday, March 24, 2005
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Destination Alabama

According to today's Huntsville Times, several North Alabama tourist attractions will be featured in next month's National Geographic Traveler Magazine:

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and EarlyWorks Children's Museum are among 28 cultural, recreational and natural sites mostly in north central Alabama featured in the magazine...

Other Alabama attractions listed in the magazine are the Wright Dairy in Alexandria, Aliceville Museum, Bare Hands Gallery in Birmingham, Pinhoti Trail in northeast Alabama, Birmingham Civil Rights District, DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg, Oakville Indian Mound in Danville, Frank Lloyd Wright-Rosenbaum House in Florence, W.C. Handy Music Festival in Florence, the town of Mentone and Tannehill Ironworks in McCalla.

The list continues with the North Alabama Birding Trail, Moundville Archaeological Park, Natural Bridge Park, Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Palisades Park in Oneonta, Dismals Canyon in Phil Campbell, Horsepens 40 in Steele, Blue Bell Creameries in Sylacauga, Talladega SuperSpeedway and International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Back Street Opry in Vernon, Swayback Bridge Trail in Wetumpka, Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville; and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Ivy Green and Coon Dog Cemetery in Tuscumbia.

Check out some of those links and plan your next road trip. Let's see here...the Blue Bell Creamery sounds pretty good to me. Hope they give out free samples.

Update: More on Wright's Dairy, the Pinhoti Trail, and the Talladega SuperSpeedway here.