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U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2018

Montgomery, Ala – More than 849,000 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 543,090 and the Huntsville Botanical Garden was third with 353,841. Barber Vintage Motorsports Park in Birmingham placed fourth […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 19, 2019

Top Chef season 16 winner Kelsey Barnard Clark reveals plan for her prize money Virgin Atlantic Airways- Beyond Atlanta: A musical Alabama road trip Southern Living announces the 2019 winners of its South’s Best Awards Cook Natural Science Museum opening this summer Huntsville city council OKs $40 million hotel at Von Braun Center Jason Isbell […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 12, 2019

Dothan native, executive chef Kelsey Barnard Clark to be celebrated Alabama Tourism Department’s 2019 Spring tourism workshop Statewide walking tours begin in April Journey through American history in Montgomery International downtown conference coming to Huntsville Jefferson Co. hotel bookings break records in 2018 Hoover Met Complex scores with nearly $15 million in economic impact Tournaments […]

Tourism Tuesdays February 26, 2019

State leaders help introduce Alabama Statehood Forever stamp Outsiders should experience Alabama for themselves Birmingham airport is Alabama’s biggest — here’s how to navigate it with ease From Mardi Gras to Moon Pies: 10 reasons to visit Mobile Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Alabama’s unexpected beach getaways Downtown Huntsville getting another new hotel near VBC […]