Top 5 Alabama Cities
Sweet Home Alabama! Here's a quick slideshow of the biggest cities in Alabama. Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Decatur, Selma watch and see how some of these cities s
The 10 BEST PLACES to Live in ALABAMA
These Are The Best Places to live in Alabama based on crime, education, jobs, housing, and things to do.
Dreamland BBQ, Huntsville AL
During our visit in Huntsville we decided to try Dreamland BBQ.
48 Hours in Decatur, Alabama: Possibly Alabama's Most Underrated City??? (condensed version)
We went to Decatur, AL, over the Memorial Day weekend, which is the ideal weekend to see what this underrated city has to offer. Friday night, we went to the entirely free Daikin Festival. Saturday morning, we went to the Alabama Jubilee to watch the hot air balloon race. Unfortunately, it was already too hot for the balloons to fly. After that, we walked through the arts and crafts fair and the car show. Since we were on that side of Point Mallard, we waked down the biking and hiking trail. Later, we went to Rhodes Ferry Park and Delano Park, where the kids played in the splash pad. Saturday evening, we went back to the Alabama Jubilee to watch the hot air balloon glow. Then Sunday, we took in a few more sights, before heading back home.
Decatur is nicknamed The River City, and is located in North Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 was 55,683. It is the second largest city in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 774,480.
Huntsville, Alabama Rocket City, USA A Spirit Of Exploration - Unravel Travel TV
Huntsville is a city that values exploration. Known as Rocket City, USA, scientists and engineers in Huntsville helped put men on the moon during the Space Race. Today, that same spirit of innovation and opportunity bursts from every nook and corner of the city. After all, you don't get to space without a spirit of exploration. Just like you don't travel without a desire to discover new ideas and ways of thinking, being and doing. Huntsville understands travel. Our community was built around it.
Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there.
Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville's buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham – a nod to the city’s original name given by pioneer John Hunt in 1805.
Over time, Huntsville was inhabited by wealthy cotton growers and land speculators in search of frontier property. The growing town turned toward textile manufacturing, establishing several mills that helped organize the town into distinct districts that still exist today as local landmarks of industry and creativity.
Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships. Where else can you find that combination?
In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Academia has thrived since the early days of Huntsville thanks to Alabama A&M University, Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s continued development into premiere research facilities.
Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. #EmbraceTheGeek.
The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play... and, of course, to visit.
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ALABAMA - USA Travel Guide | Around The World
Alabama is a state in the Southern United States of America. The state is named after the Alabama tribe, a Native American people who originally lived at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers. Alabama is known for its scenic beauty, and has a lot to offer those who enjoy the great outdoors. Although Alabama is welcoming, it is not a family destination. Leave the kids at home.
Montgomery - state capital and first capital of the Confederacy
Auburn - home of Auburn University
Birmingham - Alabama's largest city
Dothan - largest city in Southeast Alabama
Huntsville - home of Marshall Space Flight Center
Mobile - Alabama's only major port and largest city near the Gulf
Tuscaloosa - home of the University of Alabama
Tuscumbia - Helen Keller's home
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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach - 32 miles of beautiful sugar white sands on the prettiest beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. A visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-doing-nothing time. Putter around a bit on one of our championship golf courses. Cast your line for deep-sea adventure on a one of the Orange Beach fishing charters. Travel back in history with a visit to Fort Morgan, the site of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Commune with Mother Nature as you hike wildlife trails gazing at shorebirds.
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland.
Little River Canyon National Preserve - Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama
Natchez Trace Parkway - The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee
Russell Cave National Monument - For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoric peoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D.
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail - The Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail was established by Congress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama
Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail - Come on a journey to remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people despite their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeastern United States in the 1840s
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site - In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a military experiment to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the experiment became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is nestled on the campus of historic Tuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum and The Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington
Desoto Caverns-A cavern and small family attraction in Childersburg, Alabama.
Fort Payne-Home to the Alabama Band, (recently on a new tour). Near Desoto State Park, Little River Canyon, numerous caves, rivers, hunting,and fishing.
The largest airport in Alabama is the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport IATA: BHM. Airlines servicing this airport offer direct flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Tampa.
Commercial flights are also available at the Huntsville International Airport IATA: HSV; the Mobile Regional Airport IATA: MOB; and the Montgomery Regional Airport IATA: MGM .
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Sumter County Barbecue Traditions Continue | This is Alabama
In June of every year, Panola United Methodist Church in Sumter County, Alabama puts on a barbecue fundraising event featuring six whole hogs cooked over a pit for 24 hours. Sumter County is known for it's barbecue clubs, and while this event isn't technically a club, it's part of a long tradition of barbecue in the area.
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