ALABAMA - USA Travel Guide | Around The World
Alabama is a state in the Southern United States of America. The state is named after the Alabama tribe, a Native American people who originally lived at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers. Alabama is known for its scenic beauty, and has a lot to offer those who enjoy the great outdoors. Although Alabama is welcoming, it is not a family destination. Leave the kids at home.
Montgomery - state capital and first capital of the Confederacy
Auburn - home of Auburn University
Birmingham - Alabama's largest city
Dothan - largest city in Southeast Alabama
Huntsville - home of Marshall Space Flight Center
Mobile - Alabama's only major port and largest city near the Gulf
Tuscaloosa - home of the University of Alabama
Tuscumbia - Helen Keller's home
Other destinations :
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach - 32 miles of beautiful sugar white sands on the prettiest beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. A visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-doing-nothing time. Putter around a bit on one of our championship golf courses. Cast your line for deep-sea adventure on a one of the Orange Beach fishing charters. Travel back in history with a visit to Fort Morgan, the site of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Commune with Mother Nature as you hike wildlife trails gazing at shorebirds.
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park - In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Upper Creeks died defending their homeland.
Little River Canyon National Preserve - Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama
Natchez Trace Parkway - The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee
Russell Cave National Monument - For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoric peoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D.
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail - The Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail was established by Congress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama
Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail - Come on a journey to remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people despite their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeastern United States in the 1840s
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site - In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a military experiment to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the experiment became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site - Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is nestled on the campus of historic Tuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum and The Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington
Desoto Caverns-A cavern and small family attraction in Childersburg, Alabama.
Fort Payne-Home to the Alabama Band, (recently on a new tour). Near Desoto State Park, Little River Canyon, numerous caves, rivers, hunting,and fishing.
The largest airport in Alabama is the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport IATA: BHM. Airlines servicing this airport offer direct flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Tampa.
Commercial flights are also available at the Huntsville International Airport IATA: HSV; the Mobile Regional Airport IATA: MOB; and the Montgomery Regional Airport IATA: MGM .
Tuskegee Alabama - A Walk in Town
Tuskegee was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward who fought in the Indian Wars under Andrew Jackson. It was probably named after an Indian tribe, the Taskigis, living in this section. General Woodward built the first home in town. It was partially destroyed by fire and rebuilt by Mr. William Campbell. The first home on the square was built by Mr. James Dent.
This is Part Two of a Three Part Video Series on Tuskegee, Alabama.
Part One, A Drive in Town can be seen at:
Part Three, Tuskegee University, A Drive in Campus can be seen at:
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Noatak National Preserve Overview
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As one of North America's largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intact ecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctic's finest arrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a national wild and scenic river, and offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - from deep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.
Credit: Courtesy of US NPS
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