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U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2017

Montgomery, Ala – More than 786,820 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 593,322 and the Huntsville Botanical Garden was third with 367,953. Six of the state’s Top 11 attractions charging […]

Tourism Tuesdays January 9, 2018

Birmingham named to Zagat’s list of the 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America Cast of ASF play gets tour of historic Tuskegee site Samantha Brown Hosts New PBS Travel Series ‘Places to Love’ A Kiwi in Alabama Part 2 – Selma Rolling Stones keyboardist to perform at Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Banquet […]

Tourism Tuesdays January 2, 2018

OWA named 2018 Attraction of the Year Rick Hall, Muscle Shoals music pioneer and founder of FAME Studios, has died Travel South receives award The 31 most beautiful places in Alabama Sport tourism: $5.47 million economic impact Alabama chef wins Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef Showdown’ Red Marlow finishes 4th on ‘The Voice’ finale Alabama’s generous […]

Tourism Tuesdays December 19, 2017

Threats of boycott become positive press: How Alabama’s Senate election swung state tourism A Kiwi in Alabama Part 1 – Orange Beach USA TODAY features Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q as one of ’50 gifts of taste’ Governor announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools initiative Governor’s Mansion Candlelight Tours draw more than 2,000 visitors Partner Pointer for the […]

Tourism Tuesdays December 12, 2017

Hite and Malone give update on South Baldwin tourism Global booking company sees 160% increase in ticket sales to Alabama attractions and tours Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2018 inductees: Aldridge, Hinton, Holmes, McAnally Walker County featured in new state travel itineraries Alabama Music Hall of Fame Alabama restaurant voted one of 100 best in […]

Tourism Tuesdays December 5, 2017

King of the road: On the Civil Rights Trail through America’s South Tuskegee’s Richie among 2017 Kennedy Center honorees Grammy Awards 2018: Nominees include Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town New daily tradition signals 5 o’clock in downtown Mobile Blakeley State Park’s woodsy new log cabins are adorable, accessible Be an inventor […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 28, 2017

In the South and North, new (and vital) civil rights trails You can now follow in the footsteps of the US Civil Rights movement Blind Boys to perform Martin Luther King Jr. tribute in Birmingham Iron Bowl pulls best TV ratings of 2017 season Governor Ivey to light official state Christmas tree Governor’s Mansion open […]

Tourism Tuesdays November 21, 2017

Governor Ivey announces $33 million for restoration and conservation projects in Alabama The ultimate Muscle Shoals music insider’s many lives Heritage Area receives 2 grants Fall tourism season Governor Ivey to light official State Christmas Tree The Tennessee River Valley Stewardship Council celebrates the one year anniversary of the Mapguide Expansion Alabama Music Hall of […]