Alabama's "Great Places"

Updated: Sep 6, 2020

Five to consider from Sweet Home Alabama

The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for the great state of Alabama, including the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (pictured). (Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash)

1. National Voting Rights Museum -- Selma

Located in the Historic District of Selma, the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute is the cornerstone of the contemporary struggle for voting rights and human dignity.

2. U.S. Space and Rocket Center -- Huntsville

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is a Smithsonian Affiliate and has one of the largest collections of rockets and space memorabilia on display anywhere in the world.

3. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park -- Mobile

Dedicated to all Alabama Citizens who have worn the uniform of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, the park is America’s most unique military attraction.

4. McWane Science Center -- Birmingham

McWane Science Center’s mission is to “spark wonder and curiosity about our world through hands-on science.” The center creates unique science-learning experiences that kids love.

5. Alabama Music Hall of Fame -- Tuscumbia

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame honors all styles of music. It is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Alabama's musicians and the state's great musical heritage.

Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, by using the contact form on the home page of Let's make sure Alabama is well-represented on the nationwide list.

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