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U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction

U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction Montgomery, Ala – More than 658,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it number one among state attractions that charge admission, followed by the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at second with 580,221 and the Birmingham Zoo […]

Tourism Tuesdays December 6, 2016

Alabama tourism professionals promote state attractions to foreign tour companies Candlelight Tours continue at Governor’s Mansion for next two Monday nights Harper Lee’s lawyer to transform author’s hometown into major tourism destination Zagat names Birmingham one of America’s hottest food cities in 2016 Alabama restaurant named one of the best in America for 2016 Alabama […]

Welcome Center Holiday Open House Dates

Happy Holidays from the ladies and gentleman of our 8 Welcome Centers. The pubic is invited to stop by for holiday refreshments and to meet the people that welcome our travelers to Sweet Home Alabama everyday!  The dates are: 12/8-Grand Bay,  Lanett & Houston 12/10-Baldwin 12/14-Dekalb & Sumter 12/15-Cleburne 12/22-Ardmore The public is invited to […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 29, 2016

Obama will sign proclamation in January designating national historic civil rights area in Birmingham Governor Bentley to light official state Christmas tree Friday Governor’s Mansion open for Candlelight Tours Book talk at Archives by Ed Bridges, Alabama: The making of an American state Replica of Columbus’ ships Pinta and Nina will land in Rogersville Alabama […]