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Governor’s Mansion Open for Candlelight Tours Dec. 11 & 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2023 Governor’s Mansion Open for Candlelight Tours Dec. 11 and 18 Montgomery – Gov. Kay Ivey will open the Governor’s Mansion for candlelight tours on Monday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 18. The tours will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Although the tours are free, those attending must have […]

Legislators to Mark Alabama’s First Public Road

Tuscaloosa, AL. – A group of Alabama legislators plan to erect historic markers in northwest Alabama to identify the first public road commissioned in 1819 by the new state government of Alabama, Rep. Tracy Estes announced today. The original north-south road covering 140 miles linked Courtland on the Tennessee River to the north and Tuscaloosa […]

Tourism Exchange

In August of 2023,  the Alabama Tourism Department announced we have joined with regional and national tourism organizations to allow Alabama tourism suppliers to place their inventory on the Tourism Exchange USA marketplace for distribution. Currently Alabama tourism businesses, attractions, outfitters and tour guides are working to place their product on Tourism Exchange USA. This […]

McWane Science Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Level 25 Unlocked – McWane’s Silver Birthday Bash Birmingham, AL – On Saturday, July 8, 2023, in honor of McWane Science Center’s 25th Birthday and National Video Game Day, the “McWaniac” team will host a celebration like no other. Visitors can celebrate video game style with McWane Science Center all day. The different activities will […]

Clotilda: The Exhibition at the Africatown Heritage House

Mobile, Alabama (June 19, 2023) —Tickets to Africatown Heritage House, the site that will be home to “Clotilda: The Exhibition” and share the long-untold story of the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States, will be available on beginning at 10 am today. The facility will officially open to the public […]

Grand Opening of the “Unclaimed Baggage Museum”

Popular Destination Retailer Unveils New In-Store Experience Worthy of a Road Trip SCOTTSBORO, AL.— As U.S. travelers embark on spring and summer road trips, Unclaimed Baggage, a popular tourist destination and the nation’s only retailer of lost luggage, has created another reason for fans to plan a trip to Scottsboro, Alabama. The one-of-a-kind store has […]

Kayak Bass Fishing to launch new headquarters at Ditto Landing

Huntsville to host the KBF National Championship three times in next 10 years   HUNTSVILLE, AL – One of the fastest growing sports in the country is partnering with one of the fastest growing cities as Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) announced the creation of a headquarters facility at Ditto Landing that will serve as a […]

Burbank leaving Alabama Tourism Department

After eight years, Scott Burbank is leaving his position as the Chief Financial Officer with the Alabama Tourism Department to accept a position as the Deputy Director of the Office of Program Integrity with the Alabama Department of Public Health. “It is difficult to overestimate the impact Scott has had on this department,” Tourism Director […]