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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 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 […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 13, 2017

Alabama Tourism brings the mountains and Mardi Gras to New York Food Network visits three coastal Alabama restaurants New 18-acre park planned for Birmingham Selma’s St. James Hotel to be reborn as hotelFUBU Billy Reid interviewed about Florence’s Frank Lloyd Wright House State tourism award nominations deadline is June 23 Alabama Gulf Seafood Summit is June […]

Tourism Tuesdays June 6, 2017

OWA amusement park on the fast track to completion, set to open mid-July Hotel Indigo opens in Orange Beach Muscle Shoals Sound Studio attracting global visitors Gregg Allman’s Muscle Shoals swansong and Fame Studios roots Chris Blankenship appointed as acting commissioner of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources AL.com poll for Alabama’s Best Steakhouse ALABAMA […]