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

A Day in Fort Payne

Written by NiteOwlTX on 23 Apr, 2006

One day will be plenty of time to see all the attractions in this area. If you have time to spend a second day and have interest in camping and hiking, you should spend it at DeSoto State Park. You can visit on any day…Read More


A Weekend Trip to Huntsville, AL

Written by NiteOwlTX on 02 Feb, 2006

Friday: Visit the Huntsville Visitor Center at 500 Church St. Website: www.huntsville.org.Here you can get discount tickets to the local attractions through the passport program. Ask the attendants for coupons to the Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Art (or Early Works if you have children;…Read More


A Day in Decatur

Written by NiteOwlTX on 24 Mar, 2006

One day is plenty of time to see all the attractions in Decatur. The best days to visit are Tuesday through Friday; as the Jesse Owens Museum and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center are closed on Sunday and Monday, and the Old State Bank and…Read More


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The Lightning Route

Written by chadk78 on 11 Jun, 2005

These trolleys have clanged along the streets of Montgomery since 1886 and still provide a viable form of transportation, as well as sightseeing opportunities. For only $1, you can ride all day long to your heart's content. A one-way pass is only $0.25.…Read More


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Driving Mobile Bay

Written by darla2 on 09 Jun, 2003

We decided to take a driving trip of the area. We started at about 9am. I chose this route from reading the Reader's Digest book, See the USA, The Easy Way written in 1995. In order to do the tour justice, we should have taken…Read More


Alabaster, AL: a brief history

Written by oflara on 18 Dec, 2001

Alabaster: noun. 1. A translucent white or tinted gypsum used esp. for carving. 2. A translucent, often banded variety of calcite. (American Heritage Dictionary). Alabaster tries to be an interesting place. It's small town Alabama, 25 Miles south of Birmingham on I 65, just on the…Read More


An Affordable and Fun Family Break

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 05 Oct, 2000

Spring vacations for northerners often conjure up images of tropical cocktails in a palm-studded piece of paradise, but the reality can be more sobering. What should be a respite from gruesome winter weather and the daily grind can turn into a frightfully expensive week…Read More


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More Facts About the the Mighty A

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 22 Apr, 2005

Here are some more facts about the USS Alabama that weren't mentioned in the other entries. In addition to winning nine battle stars in the Pacific Theater, the USS Alabama shot down 22 enemy aircraft and had a very low casualty rate during its…Read More


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Camellia Place at Auburn Medical Park

Written by Tideone on 10 May, 2001

Located on the eastern side of Auburn, several miles from the University, is Camellia Place, an assisted and independent living complex. My in-laws moved here almost one year ago, and they really enjoy their two-bedroom cottage, which has a beautiful view of a lake from their…Read More


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U.S.S. Alabama

Written by Whirlwind on 03 Jan, 2001

This W.W. II battleship saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. It is easy to find out of Mobile--just take the 27 exit off of I-10 to U.S.90. Much of the ship is open to the public. Inside there are…Read More


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