At A Glance Series: Alabama



Alabama at a Glance

Ideas for First Timers:

  • World's Largest Space Museum in Huntsville
  • World's Largest Motorcycle Collection in Birmingham
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame in the Muscle Shoals/Florence

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum, Florence
  • Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island
  • Birmingham Saturday nights at Gip's Place


From beach side music to jam-packed juke joints, from sophisticated seafood to decadent desserts, cuisine and music are always a cause for celebration in Alabama. America's first Mardi Gras took place in Mobile in 1703, in Florence you can visit the home of W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues. In nearby Muscle Shoals, tour FAME recording studios where superstars made this southern town the 'Hit Recording Capital of the World', and don't miss the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, honoring the country superstar. Put your toes in the sand while enjoying top acts at the Hang Out Music Festival on Guff Shores beach. With over 375 annual food events and more eateries than any other US state, bring a hearty appetite to sample their 'Sweet Home' specialties!

Come experience everything that makes ABA-member Alabama a great tour destination. Want to meet Alabama and other ABA-member destinations? Then you need to register for ABA's 2019 Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Louisville, Ky.!

Royalty royalty-free, high resolution photos you can download for brochures, website or proposals:

Photo credits: Alabama Tourism Department / Bessemer

Alabama royalty-free photo library, click here.

For the full Americana Music Trail - Sweet Home Alabama itinerary, click here.

For the full Nashville to New Orleans through Alabama: Touring Cities of the Deep South USA itinerary, click here.

For more information contact: Rosemary.Judkins@Tourism.Alabama.Gov is a proud member of ABA.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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