Visiting Alabama

Speed prevails at Talladega, but a more expected ‘Bama pace characterizes Gulf Shores and the quads of Tuscaloosa. Birmingham offers heaps of history, especially for sports fans: Hank Aaron, Jesse Owens, and Bear Bryant are just a few of the local legends toasted at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. It’s also home to kid-friendly wonderlands like the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (home to the famed Space Camp), gorgeous estates like the Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and retail maven destinations like the Riverchase Galleria.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in... Read More
Speed prevails at Talladega, but a more expected ‘Bama pace characterizes Gulf Shores and the quads of Tuscaloosa. Birmingham offers heaps of history, especially for sports fans: Hank Aaron, Jesse Owens, and Bear Bryant are just a few of the local legends toasted at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. It’s also home to kid-friendly wonderlands like the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (home to the famed Space Camp), gorgeous estates like the Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and retail maven destinations like the Riverchase Galleria.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Alabama

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Tuskegee University

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 13 Aug, 2008

After Mom and I toured Moton Field and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site, we made our way towards downtown Tuskegee and Tuskegee University. We didn't realize how spread out Tuskegee was and we didn't see any signs telling us where the University was…Read More


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The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 13 Aug, 2008

Mom and I made plans to visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site on our way home from our family visit to Georgia via Alabama as part of a vow to see as many historical sites in the American South as we can now that…Read More


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33rd annual Birmingham Home and Garden show.

Written by vampirefan on 20 Jun, 2007

The Birmingham show is one of the largest and longest running garden shows in the Southeast. This year I was there to work it. The show is held at the BJCC Center located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. This year’s show featured over 150…Read More


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Birmingham Museum of Art

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, you will find the very impressive Birmingham Museum of Art. The museum contains over 22,000 works of arts and is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the Southeast. What started as five rooms in the…Read More


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Vulcan Park

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

For one of the best views of Birmingham and the surrounding area, you have to stop in at Vulcan Park and take the elevator up over 100 feet off the ground for a breathtaking view, day or night, of the Magic City. In 1904 NY…Read More


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Arlington House Museum

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

Thankfully I had my trusty historical homes guides or I would not have known about this place. I didn’t see it listed in any visitor’s guides. It is a shame as this place is certainly not to be missed. Arlington was the home of Judge…Read More


X Marks the Spot

Written by Amber Autumn on 03 Sep, 2008

Hamilton is a small town nestled among the northern Alabama hills that is charming and serene. I had never traveled to northern Alabama before, so I did like any person who had no idea where they're going: look on Mapquest. Both my mother…Read More


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The History of Tuskegee, Alabama

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 04 Aug, 2008

A small city of about 11,000 people located in the heart of the Tuskegee National Forest in East Central Alabama, Tuskegee is a small city with a huge history dating from its foundation in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, who fought under Andrew Jackson…Read More


Two Days in Florence

Written by NiteOwlTX on 29 Mar, 2006

Two days will give you plenty of time to see all of the Shoals attractions, as well as a little spare time to relax or shop. The best days to visit are Thursday and Friday; as the Indian Mound and Museum, Pope's Tavern, W.C.Handy Birthplace…Read More


One Day in Cullman

Written by NiteOwlTX on 17 Mar, 2006

One day is plenty of time to see all the attractions in Cullman. The best days to visit are Monday through Friday, as the Cullman County Museum is closed on Saturday, and the Shrine and the Grotto are mostly religious sites which are inappropriate on…Read More


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