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Old 04-04-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Wandering around Alabama

We're planning to spend much of May just wandering around Alabama...part of it will be along the Gulf Coast / Mobile area, but we have a couple of weeks to spend elsewhere in the state.

Can anybody give me a couple of "must see" places/things? Name and location would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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Alabama is one of those states that there is really a lot to see, just hard to explain. We are lucky because we go from the Gulf to the beginning of the Smokey Mountains. Just depends on what you are interested in.....Of course we are rich in civil rights so if you enjoy that, see Selma to Montgomery to Birmingham. If you enjoy Space go to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. If you like country music go to Fort Payne and that area...not much you can't see or do (well, no gambling) in the state of ALABAMA!

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We're planning to spend much of May just wandering around Alabama...part of it will be along the Gulf Coast / Mobile area, but we have a couple of weeks to spend elsewhere in the state.

Can anybody give me a couple of "must see" places/things? Name and location would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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We spent a few days at Joe Wheeler SP in northern Alabama. Great park with great seafood buffet at the lodge. I think the buffet is on Friday nights.
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We spent a few days at Joe Wheeler SP in northern Alabama. Great park with great seafood buffet at the lodge. I think the buffet is on Friday nights.
Thanks for the suggestion. We'll be in Huntsville around the 5th, 6th and 7th (M - W) and Joe Wheeler SP appears to be only about 45 miles west of Huntsville. We were planning on going to Decatur then drop straight south to Birmingham, but Joe Wheeler SP certainly might be an option. We're really not on any schedule...another of the benefits of being retired...
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If you like motorcycles, check out one of the best museums anywhere. It's east of Birmingham.

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There's a good racing museum at the Talledega track.

There's a great museum in Anniston, with a variety of exhibits. It includes lots of animals, one of the largest bird collections in the world, and a large gun collection.

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check out the Corps of Engineers sites. Very beautiful and well maintained and cheap if you have senior discount card.
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In Birmingham check out Oak Mountain. Its just south of the city. Alabama State Parks check this link too for nearby attractions. http://www.alapark.com/oakmountain/NearbyAttractions/
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There's the Coon Dog Cemetery up in Muscle Shoals, which is just a little west of JW state park. Also, Newbern's on 72 in Florence has the best catfish dinner.
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If you make it up to the Huntsville area, Wheeler wildlife refuge is a must see...great camping at Monte Sano State park, and if you are visiting the "Rocket City" The US Space and Rocket center is a must see as well!

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