The Definitive Guide: Things To Do In Alabama

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

Bay Minette Court House

Source: Alabama Pioneers

Baldwin County Courthouse

The third oldest county in Alabama! Ten years even before the state of Alabama was formed.  It even needed a "fake news report"

L & N Railroad Station Museum

Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" used this museum as a backdrop for the movie made in 1977.

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.

Citronelle, Alabama

Citronelle, Alabama - Railroad Museum

Citronelle, Alabama - Railroad Museum

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.

Daphne, Alabama


Source: American Sport Art Museum

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


Source: Wikimedia Commons

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.

Elberta, Alabama

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.


If you are traveling through Elberta and end up hunger, you should try the burgers and pizza at the Pirates Cove Marina and Restaurant.  Yummy!

Fairhope, Alabama

Source: Todd Pierce Photography

Quail Creek Golf Course

Conveniently located between Mobile and Gulf Shores, AL.  Open seven days a week from 7am to dark.

Rock Creek Golf Course

18 hole golf coarse with special events possible and close to Mobile, Gulf Shores, AL - New Orleans, LA and Biloxi, MS

Grand Bay, Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Magnolia Springs, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

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