• Senate approves bill for hotel and convention center at Gulf State Park • Final AprilWalking Tour • Gov. Bentley signs Scottsboro Boys Act into law ahead of ceremonial signing; legislation for full exonerations pending • Goat milk ice cream? Goat cheesecake? Get your goat at Belle Chevre’s new cheese shop in Elkmont • Whose […]

Jim ‘N Nick’s wins state title in BBQ contest

MONTGOMERY- Facebook fans selected Birmingham-based Jim ‘N Nick’s over Sam’s of Montgomery by a vote of 4,055 to 3,629 in a competition to pick the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. Some 81,000 votes were cast during the past 4 weeks in a tournament style bracket that mirrored the collegiate basketball championship that’s decided tonight. Alabama Tourism […]

Date change – Alabama Tourism Department Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Alabama Tourism Department Workshop date has been changed to May 8.  Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Alabama Tourism Workshop on Wed., May 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The workshop, which is for tourism industry members, event organizers and anyone interested in enhancing tourism in their […]

Barbecue contest narrows to Final Four

MONTGOMERY – Barbecue fans can now vote to see which of two restaurants will square off against each other in a Facebook contest to be named the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. The Final Four competing restaurants are: Big Bob Gibson in Decatur Jim ‘N Nick’s in Birmingham Sam’s BBQ in Montgomery The Shed in Mobile. […]

April Walking Tours

Some 23 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours. A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April […]

2013 Alabama BBQ Sauce-Off

The Alabama Tourism Department is looking for Alabama’s tastiest BBQ sauces for our statewide BBQ Sauce-Off. A panel of judges will select the winning BBQ sauce by region and then the winners will compete at the finals in Birmingham on May 18. All sauces must be from Alabama or bottled for an Alabama-based company. Sauces must be available […]

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction

Montgomery, Ala – More than 592,000 golfers played the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail last year, ranking it number one among state attractions that charge admission.  Nine of the state’s Top Ten attractions charging admission showed an increase in attendance over previous years.  Attendance figures were collected by the Alabama Tourism Department from local tourism […]