Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
In Hanceville, Alabama there is the unique and cool Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is located only about an hour from Huntsville. The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a Catholic cloister community. A cloister community is where there is no sex, drugs, or Rock N Roll, at least not from the Nuns.
The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a cool Monastery but it is unique because it is located in the least of all expected places, in rural Alabama. This monastery was built with private donations. The monastery here is a great place to visit regardless of your religious views. Although you cannot take any pictures inside of the monastery you are welcome to snap as many as you want on the exterior of the Monastery.
Cathedral CavernsCredit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saboten_/4664964091/
Cathedral Caverns are located inside of Cathedral Caverns State Park. Cathedral Caverns State Park is in Marshall County and the Cathedral Caverns were declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972. The Caverns are measured to be around 11,000 square feet. The interior opening is 128 feet wide and 25 feet high. The Cathedral Caverns has the widest entry of any commercial cave. The Cathedral Cavern Caves Was used for the interior shots of the caves in the 1995 Disney Movie “Tom and Huck”.
Wind Creek Casino
The Wind Creek Hotel and Casino has a 4 diamond rating from the AAA. The Wind Creek Hotel and Casino is in Atmore, Alabama. Although the Hotel may be a bit pricey for your demands, the buffet here is superb. If you like gaming and buffets then the Wind Creek Hotel and Casino is a great alternative to a weekend spent camping out. As with all major casinos located in Nevada the Wind Creek Hotel and Casino is loaded with attractions. The Wind Creek Hotel and Casino may be located in Alabama but they get many concerts, comedians, and other major events on a regular basis.
The Rosenbaum House
The Rosenbaum House is the only home in Alabama designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Rosenbaum House is now a museum and is open to the public. The Rosenbaum House is an interesting afternoon for everybody in the family. Be educated and have fun while checking out the museum at the Rosenbaum House.
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is the official State railroad museum and is located in the town of Calera. Calera is a short drive from the City if Birmingham. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum has numerous railroad cars and accessories on display from a wide variety of generations. The diversity of the railroad cars on display is all tied together with the historical aspects that you can learn about.
You do not have to be a railroad or train history buff in order to find a lot of enjoyment at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. If your spouse is a big railroad buff then you may want to schedule an entire day to be spent here. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is definitely one of the coolest railroad museums in the United States and is fun for people of all ages.
No trip to Alabama can be complete without a visit to the largest City in the State. Birmingham, Alabama is loaded with a lot of awesome history, cool museums, and many other attractions. As far as museums go there are numerous opportunities for you to learn about various aspects of history. Some of the museums in Birmingham, Alabama include the huge Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Museum of Flight, Alabama Museum of Health Sciences as well as numerous other museums. Most of these museums are either free or very low-cost.
No mention of visiting Birmingham, Alabama can be complete without mentioning that ESPN named Birmingham, Alabama the Bass Capital of the World. If you like fishing then you will love Birmingham and the surrounding area. In fact almost anywhere you go in Alabama will have some nice fishing spots available.
From the car races at Talladega to the Civil Rights Museums in Birmingham you will be able to find something to suit your tastes regardless of which part of Alabama you are passing through. Instead of passing through the Great State of Alabama you can make Alabama a week long destination for your next vacation.
Some of the best Bass fishing in the World can be found in Alabama. There is never a reason for you to get bored when you are looking for activated to do in Alabama because there are literally countless things to do.
Alabama is often referred to as the “Heart of Dixie”. Southern history is strong and rampant here in this Southern City. For civil war history buffs you can learn a lot about both sides of the Civil War and how Alabama was an intrinsic offering during the war. You could find people from Alabama on both sides of the coin during the Civil War.
Make sure you also spend some time in Mobile Alabama. Mobile is the oldest City in Alabama. In Mobile you can learn a lot about ancient history of this area. There is a lot more to history in Alabama then simply the Civil War and Civil Rights Issues. For as long as we have record of history we can attest to the fact that Alabama, and specifically Mobile, have long been filled with numerous events that helped to shape the history of not only Alabama, but to the entire Country.
When you get to visit Alabama it is best to throw out any negative social stereotypes you may have and let the people and attractions do the talking. You may be surprised at what you learn when you get to visit the Great and beautiful State of Alabama. Plan on spending some time in this beautiful State and you will not regret it.