From North Alabama where the space program put down roots down to Bayou La Batre where 'Forest' became a millionaire. There are many things to do in Alabama.
To really grasp all that is available in this great state you have to understand the graphical relationship to the state.
Alabama is separated into four geographical areas: Gulf Coast, Southern, Central and Northern regions.
You can use the 'Quick Navigation' table of contents below for quick access to the regions that interest you the most, or just scroll down this exhaustive post to find out more.
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Things To Do In Alabama's Gulf Coast Region
Bay Minette, Alabama
If you are a railroad buff, then the L & N Railroad Station is the place you want to visit.
Once the backdrop of scenes in the movie “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”, this refurbished railroad station is used by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce as an archive facility.
Bay Minette also has five parks: Blackburn, Halliday, Kids, O.C. Waters and Ulmer.
Blackburn Park serves as wedding backdrop for pictures and events, food truck expos and the annual Christmas Fest. You can even meet for lunch with your sweetheart on those bright sunny days.
Halliday has baseball fields and a huge pavilion for those after game and family get togethers.
The community "Kids Park" has a great big playground with towers, swings and slides for climbing and exploring. A toddlers area is also available. The location also has a pavilion including tennis court with restrooms and picnic tables. It is also home to the Splash Pad Water Park.
Bay Minette also provides an area for those skateboards and Universal Park with play areas for special needs children.
Here is another railroad museum located in the Northern part of Mobile County.
The Mobile & Ohio Depot Museum.
Even though early settlers were known to appear in 1811, the town started expanding around 1851 and 1852 when the Mobile & Ohio constructed a railway from Mobile, AL to Citronelle, AL. This rail line would continue to Medirian, MS and then on to Chicago, IL.
The museum is open on Saturday’s from 9am to 4pm and available for parties and meetings.
The American Sport Art Museum and Archives is located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy.
This academy is dedicated to the preservation of sports history and art including literature.
It was formed in 1984 and recognizes the importance of the cultural significance of athletic competition and artistic expression.
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Historic Fort Gaines - Fort Gaines is an fort on Dauphin Island, Alabama on the southwest end of Mobile County. It was named for Edmund Pendleton Gaines and has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay, along with Fort Morgan on the Southeast end of the bay for 150 years. It was established in 1821 and is best known for the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War.
According to Wikipedia, St. Mark's Lutheran Church is a historic Lutheran church built in 1927 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.