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U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2016

Montgomery, Ala – More than 657,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it first among state attractions that charge admission, state tourism officials said.  The Birmingham Zoo ranked second with 644,667 and the McWane Science Center in Birmingham was third with 388,551. Eight of the state’s Top 10 […]

Tourism Tuesdays July 11, 2017

The Park at OWA opens July 21 National Monument designation offers economic benefits for Birmingham Birmingham embracing its past and present to shape the future ‘American Idol’ auditions to bring thousands of musicians, national focus to Shoals Local restaurants encouraged to sign-up for Alabama Restaurant Week USA TODAY profiles the Shoals in article on Southern towns […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 27, 2017

Shaping Alabama’s two new national parks Toronto Star: 7 things to experience in Alabama Food & Wine magazine moving to Birmingham U.S. Space & Rocket Center will get ‘state-of-the-art planetarium’ July 4th celebrations across Alabama  Don Staley to head Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission Southern Makers event announced for Aug. 12-13 in Birmingham ALABAMA 200 bicentennial […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 20, 2017

New York City celebrates “Sweet Home Alabama” The New York Times: 36 Hours in Birmingham San Francisco Chronicle: One Day, One Place- Tasty bite of Deep South in Birmingham Southern Living: Some of the best gulf beaches are in Alabama Oprah Winfrey’s magazine highlights City Cafe and Wintzell’s Oyster House Toronto Star: Musical roots run deep […]