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Birmingham, Alabama

Quinlan Castle

A castle-inspired apartment building that has stood in Birmingham since 1927.
Wetumpka, Alabama

Wetumpka Impact Crater

One of almost 200 confirmed impact craters in the entire world, untouched for tens of millions of years.
Clanton, Alabama

Big Peach Water Tower

The second-tallest water tower shaped like a peach in the American South.
Huntsville, Alabama

Hotel Monte Sano

This 19th-century hotel and spa hosted famous guests like like the Vanderbilt family, William Waldorf Astor, Helen Keller, and Jay Gould.
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Fort Morgan Historic Site

This coastal port saw one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Helen Keller's Water Pump

Underneath this water pump, Annie Sullivan helped Keller speak her first words.
McCalla, Alabama

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

The remains of a foundry and old blast furnaces destroyed during the Civil War are preserved in this central Alabama park.
Leeds, Alabama

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

This 880-acre facility is home to a massive collection of vintage motorcycles and cars, as well as a 2.38-mile race course.
Eufaula, Alabama

Memorial to Leroy Brown

That bass was as bad a fish as any angler ever knew.
Cherokee, Alabama

Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery

A cemetery for only coon hounds in northwest Alabama.
Warrior, Alabama

Rickwood Caverns

In Rickwood Caverns, visitors can travel hundreds of feet underground and see beautiful formations unique to the region.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
Childersburg, Alabama

Majestic Caverns

Since it formed millions of years ago, this cave system has been a sacred burial ground, a Prohibition-era speakeasy, and the center of an amusement park.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 56-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham, Alabama

Red Mountain Park

This 1,500-acre development hopes to be the Central Park of the South.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Eufaula, Alabama

The Tree That Owns Itself

An autonomous oak in Alabama.
Moundville, Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Site

A collection of huge Pre-Colombian structures in Alabama.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams' Death Car

Cadillac where country's first big star was found dead.
Fairhope, Alabama

Tolstoy Park, the Unusual Home of Henry Stuart

This small hut in the middle of a parking lot was once the wooded sanctuary of the 'Hermit of Montrose.'
Elberta, Alabama

Barber Marina

Come for the boats, stay to explore the intriguing assortment of art.
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
Elberta, Alabama

Bamahenge

Alabama has a fiberglass Stonehenge. With apologies to Spinal Tap, this one is full-size.
Florence, Alabama

Frank Lloyd Wright-Rosenbaum House

This architectural triumph is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Alabama.