Exploring Alabama

There are many great states to visit in the Southern USA and one of these is Alabama.  Alabama has many attractions for families that are fantastic for kids.  Here are some of our favourites!

Fun Dauphin street in Mobile
Fun Dauphin street in Mobile

1. Mobile

A trip to Alabama is not complete without a visit to its Gulf Coast.  Mobile is the major city in this area and it is has great attractions for kids.  In addition to visiting the fun Dauphin Street with its great eating choices, families should not miss the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.  This science museum is fabulous for kids of all ages.  Fort Conde is also a great place to visit so the kids can have a run around while learning some of the history of the area.

2. Gulf Coast

While visiting Mobile. families should also stay by the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast.  If the stunning beaches are not enough, there is also the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and the 18 acre Waterville USA theme park among many other kid perfect attractions.

3. Birmingham

Birmingham also has a fabulous science museum for families at the McWane Science Center.  This is highly recommended.  There is also the not to be missed Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.  This museum should be on the must go list of all Americans.  It is interactive which makes it ideal for families.

4. Hunstville

Hunstsville is home to the US Space and Rocket Center.  This unmissable attraction is sure to be a hit with your kids with many rockets to explore.  Nearby, you can also visit the whacky Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro to do some shopping.  This is where all the unclaimed baggage in America ends up.

5. Montgomery

No trip to Alabama is complete without a visit to the state capitol. This historic building has been the site of many great events.  While you are here, families should also check out the Children’s Museum of Alabama – guaranteed to please.

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