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U.S. Space & Rocket Center was Alabama’s most visited tourism attraction in 2016

Montgomery, Ala – More than 657,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it first among state attractions that charge admission, state tourism officials said.  The Birmingham Zoo ranked second with 644,667 and the McWane Science Center in Birmingham was third with 388,551. Eight of the state’s Top 10 […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 28, 2017

Statewide walking tours begin in April Southern Living: Birmingham among Best Cities in the South Birmingham attraction named among the 100 Greatest American Music Venues Zagat praises Alabama Barbecue Try the ‘tiny house’ lifestyle at Roland Cooper State Park NASA announces teams from across the world to compete in rover challenge at U.S. Space & Rocket […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 21, 2017

Travel South Showcase Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument dedication set Statewide walking tours begin in April State Parks perfect place to spend spring break Gulf State Park Lodge on track for 2018 opening Alabama hotels dominate Marriott and Renaissance national rankings Alabama restaurant earns record ninth straight James Beard Award nomination David Clark named President/CEO […]

Tourism Tuesdays March 14, 2017

Family spring break destinations across Alabama The Washington Post gives rave reviews to Birmingham in travel feature Spring into adventure- exploring North Alabama nature ‘The Daily Show’ will put huge spotlight on Alabama in upcoming multi-part series Alabama Bass Trail launches website for family fishing trips Alabama Tourism Workshop- April 12 “Partner Pointer” for the tourism […]