Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Birmingham

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

A maze of moving audio, video and photography exhibits tell the story of racial segregation in America, and the Civil Rights movement, with a focus on activities in and around Birmingham. There's an extensive exhibi…
Nature Reserve in Alabama

Splinter Hill Bog

Blankets of white-topped pitcher plants can be found here, a 2100 acre plot of land owned and protected by the non-profit Nature Conservancy. Walk into the pitcher plant bogs (almost immediately visible once you dep…
Landmark in Selma

Edmund Pettus Bridge

On Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, the media captured state troopers and deputies beating and gassing African Americans and white sympathizers near the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The crowd was marching to the state capital…
Museum in Alabama

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

If you love motorcycles, or even if you (think you) don’t, this museum is an absolute must. The museum’s collection includes 1200 motorcycles dating from today all the way back to 1902, and at least 600 of them are …
Historic Site in Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Park

One of the largest and best preserved sites of the Pre-Columbian Mississippian civilization sits outside of modern Moundville, about 17 miles south of Tuscaloosa. Here, on the dark forested banks of the Black Warrio…
Museum in Alabama

Andalusia

Flannery O'Connor was raised on this 544-acre estate when her family moved from Savannah. After attending the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, she returned here to write. Her acclaimed short story collect…
Church in Montgomery

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church

King had only recently presided over the Dexter Avenue congregation, when he was chosen to lead the boycott precisely because he was a relative unknown. He also happened to be a highly intelligent seminary graduate,…
Park in Birmingham

Kelly Ingram Park

When Bull Conner was the sheriff, civil rights activists, led by Dr King, embarked on a desegregation campaign downtown. Their strategy was to flood the city jails with students, many of them high school students wh…
Museum in Montgomery

Rosa Parks Museum

This museum, set in front of the bus stop where she took her stand, features a video re-creation of that pivotal moment that launched the 1955 boycott. The experience is very managed - you're given a small opportuni…
Memorial in Montgomery

Civil Rights Memorial Center

With its circular design crafted by Maya Lin, this haunting memorial focuses on 40 martyrs of the Civil Rights movement. Some cases remain unsolved. Martin Luther King Jr was the most famous, but there were many 'fa…