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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 October 10, 2017

  Birmingham named Alabama’s top big travel destination Expect vibrant colors this fall From barbecue to oysters, Alabama offers some of the finest food in America Music sculpture unveiled for city entrance ‘Crown jewel’ on Alabama’s beach to open in fall 2018 Statewide recreational sign program completed 10-foot fish statue planned as downtown Eufaula attraction […]

Tourism Tuesdays October 3, 2017

Old Cahawba breaks ground on new entrance Colbert tourism unveils music audio tour Kid-friendly adventures in Gulf Shores, AL Small town, big style in Alabama Jason Isbell returns to Muscle Shoals for cathartic hometown gig Alabama Tourism Department Workshop is Oct. 12 “Partner Pointer” for the tourism industry website   Old Cahawba breaks ground on […]

Tourism Tuesdays September 26, 2017

Sentell to receive Service to the Humanities award The Birmingham Museum of Art has named a new leader Four ways to experience Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama Old St. Stephens Day Celebration announced Hartselle unveils new historical sign at Chamber Alabama sausage selected one of America’s most iconic breakfast foods 2017 Alabama Welcome Center […]