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Old 04-14-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Things to see in Alabama

We sold the house March 31st. Now full timer's. Headed to Alabama for a start. Wondering what are the must see locations in that state. Thanks for any suggestions. We are out of Charleston SC.
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the first must see, the sign that says "Welcome to Alabama" lol check their web site for points of interest
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US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. We went there this past July and really enjoyed it. Since I'm retired military, I was able to camp aboard Redstone Arsenal but there is a public campground right there at the Space Center. Also, if you might enjoy a NASCA race, the race at Talladega Superspeedway is the weekend of May 6 & 7. There is plenty of free camping as well as reserved spots if it's not too late to reserve one. I'll be there. Larry G.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #4
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Yeah I want to see that. I can check the website but I'm looking for those hidden things I can only get from Campers that have there. We have been there before but want to see more.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:18 PM   #5
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Are you 62 or older, if so get an America the Beautiful pass. It costs $10 for a lifetime and gives you free admission to most all National Parks and 50% discount on campgrounds such as Corps of Engineers, National Parks (again most) and BLM campsites (Zion is $35 and Bryce Canyon is $25 for example) and a discount at some historic sites and museums. You can apply online, just do a search for it.

As far as campgrounds we like the Corps of Engineers campgrounds, There is Gunter Hill COE just west of Montgomery that has FHU for $13 with the discount, just get in the Catoma loop the other loop is older and is not FHU. We also like "Service Park" COE. It has an address of Silas, AL. Bring food as it is not close to shopping. It is a smaller campground with about 30 site and 13 pull throughs right on the bank of the Tombigbee River, they are electric and water only with a dump station, also $13. Not much to do there except fish (watch out for the gator)and hike the trails but the river has a quite a bit of barge and boat traffic and is great to watch since you are very close to them as the pass by.

We have an annual FROG rally in Gadsden AL at Nocalula Falls Park which is owned by the city. If you want to join us during the 1st weekend in October just make a reservation, search BAMAGANZA here on the forum for information, there should still be sites available but it fills fast and we have a lot of fun. Most sites are FHU and reasonably priced. There is a museum there, a little train ride, nice restaurants available.

Make you way down to Mobile and the Gulf coast. There is Gulf State Park on the water that is heavily used so you will need to make reservations there. Any campground you want to stay in on a weekend will require a advance reservation. Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City is the largest in the state with over 500 camp sites on a 41,000 acre lake.

Are you a FROG member? Since you are full time you will have time to go to one of the many rallys around the country. Sign up here - happy trails: http://www.forestriverfrog.com
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We've found a lot of interesting spots by using this website:

Only in Your State

Some of the information is a little silly, but there are a lot of interesting and off-the-beaten-path types of places as well.
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There you go, this thread is being watched by the Head FROG, thanks for the info Bob, see you in June in Helen.
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Things To Do In Alabama

It's fun to just visit the old downtown of Mobile and have some seafood at Wintzell's historic old restaurant which serves classic old Alabama recipes.
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We sold the house March 31st. Now full timer's. Headed to Alabama for a start. Wondering what are the must see locations in that state. Thanks for any suggestions. We are out of Charleston SC.
We spent a month wandering around Alabama in 2014 and wrote three blogs about it in May of that year. We like quirky and offbeat things to see. Here are our blog entries about some of the things we found in Alabama.

Road Stories: Ora et Labora

Road Stories: Magic City

Road Stories: A Century That Changed America

Enjoy your travels and congratulations on your new lifestyle on the road.
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My being a fan of old time country music enjoyed the boyhood home of Hank Williams in Georgiana, and another museum for Hank in Montgomery where the car he died in is parked. There is a huge cemetery in Montgomery where Hank and Audrey are put to rest and visitors are welcome to view it. There is a marker of Hank at the entrance road, near the east end of the cemetery.
The U S S Alabama is in Mobile bay, along with many other military weapons.
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