With a coastline of white sand beaches, cities steeped in civil war history, and an area that birthed some of America’s most beloved books & authors, Alabama holds many treasures to be explored. Here are five cities that we think make great places to visit whether you are a science geek, a beach lover or a bookworm.
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1. Birmingham, Alabama
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. It is home to the largest cast iron statue in the world, Vulcan and is becoming increasingly known as a hot spot for foodies.
Highlights of Birmingham’s many attractions include the Barber Motorsports Museum, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Vulcan Park & Museum. If you are looking to get a little nature along with your culture, Ruffner Mountain the second largest urban nature preserve in the country is just 10 minutes from downtown Birmingham. (more…)