Fun Things To Do In Alabama

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Looking for something to do with the kids, or for yourself? Check out these popular attractions and destinations in Alabama!

Free Fun

If you live in or near Florence, consider taking a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House (http://www.wrightinalabama.com/index.html). If you have any budding architects in your family, they will appreciate the opportunity to see the only Wright house in the southeast that is open to the public. Birmingham has several free attractions, including the Birmingham Botanical Garden (http://www.bbgardens.org/index) and the Alabama Museum of Health Sciences (http://www.uab.edu/).

Educational Fun

Having fun can be educational as well. if you are located in Northern Alabama, plan to take your kids to Sci-Quest (http://www.sci-quest.org/home/), a hands-on museum with over 100 interactive exhibits covering all types of science. The EarlyWorks Children’s History Museum in Constitution Village (http://www.earlyworks.com/) offers kids a chance to explore history with hands-on exhibits as well. The Constitution Village area also houses a living 1800s city and the Huntsville Depot and Museum.

Environmental Fun

Alabama is full of parks, forests, and other natural locations to explore. Bladon Springs State Park (http://www.alapark.com/BladonSprings/) is one of these. Its impressive waterfalls and miles of hiking trails are sure to bring the family together while spending some time outdoors. It has a playground, campground, and picnic facilities. The white sand beaches and lapping waves of Gulf Shores (http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/) appeal to those who like to spend time at the beach. pack a picnic and the swimsuits and head down to the seashore if you live near the Gulf Shores region.

Seasonal Fun

If you live near Huntsville, you will want to check out the Huntsville Botanical Garden, specifically at Christmas when it comes to life with the Galaxy of Lights holiday light display (http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php). The gardens also host the Scarecrow Trail in the fall, which offers fall fun and hayrides on the weekends and a sorghum maze every day. In September, give the kids a taste of culture at the Annual Jubilee Festival (http://eschamber.com/area_jubilee.php) in Olde Towne Daphne in the Eastern Shore area. in the spring, visit Moulton for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival (http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com/), which has activities for the entire family and features vendors from around the state.

Just for Mom Fun

Hitting the spa can be exactly what the doctor ordered for a busy mom. Hire a babysitter and head to Auburn to visit Spa Auburn (http://www.spaauburn.com/), a medically-based day spa where you can indulge in spa treatments while working on your overall wellness. If you prefer retail therapy, visit the Tanger Outlet Center (http://www.tangeroutlet.com/) in Foley, the largest outlet mall in the state with over 120 outlet stores. You can get some much-needed stress relief while saving money!

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